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International Data Group Accounting Manager, Special Projects in Needham, Massachusetts

International Data Group (IDG) is seeking a detail-oriented accounting professional, reporting directly to the Controller, to fulfill ongoing special accounting project needs. The Accounting Manager, Special Projects will execute on high-impact and high-profile accounting, finance, and strategic projects.

This role will be based in Needham, MA once we reopen. Our reopening plan will remain fluid based on COVID-19 guidance to ensure the safety of all our employees.

  • Define requirements and develop operationalizable solutions to address business issues from an accounting perspective, based on the risks and dependencies associated with each project.

  • Partner with all stakeholders to outline project scope, goals and deliverables. Manage project and milestones from initiation to closure and within approved timeline and budget.

  • Build relationships and collaborate across functions to lead self and project team, when necessary, towards successful execution. Accountable for project results.

  • Balance operational efficiency with precision in GAAP compliance to drive project implementations that lead to sustainable business-oriented solutions.

  • Run project status meetings with team and leadership sponsors and document decisions and action items. Clearly communicate expectations to team members and stakeholders.

  • Resolve any issues and solve problems throughout project life cycle.

  • Effectively manage project scope by ensuring any changes are documented and approved.

  • Key team member for global transformation of internal financial and accounting systems.

  • Work closely with the Accounting and Reporting teams to streamline the month-end close and reporting process.

  • Responsible for ad-hoc requests.

  • 6-8 years of public and/or private accounting experience.

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting; CPA is required.

  • Self-starter with superior accounting project management skills.

  • Ability to self-manage progress and deliverables with a high degree of accountability and urgency.

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.

  • Excellent communication, problem solving, and analytical skills.

  • Must be organized and detail oriented.

  • Ability to elicit cooperation from other departments.

Please upload a formatted version of your resume and cover letter during the application process.

IDG is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

ID: 2021-1939

Company: IDG Corporate

Unit: Corporate Accounting

Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

External Company Name: International Data Group, Inc.

External Company URL:

Street: 140 Kendrick St