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Accounting and Reporting Manager

Company: Emerald
Location: San Juan Capistrano
Posted on: July 17, 2021

Job Description:

Emerald is seeking a Manager of Accounting & Reporting to join our team in San Juan Capistrano, CA. The Accounting Manager is a critical member of our accounting team  supporting a growing publicly traded company. 


The Manager of Accounting and Reporting is a hands-on position that will manage general ledger accounting as well as month-end close and reconciliations for Emerald’s tradeshow, print, and digital publication operations. This role will also support the Director of Accounting and Reporting to ensure Emerald is in compliance with all accounting requirements under US GAAP, and will play a critical role as a key member of Emerald’s Sarbanes Oxley 404 team to provide support to the external auditors during the quarterly reviews and year-end audit.  


The ideal candidate will possess a strong understanding of US GAAP, have excellent organizational and analytical skills, and strong written and verbal communication skills.  As Emerald grows organically and through acquisitions, this role will be involved in ensuring newly acquired businesses and product launches are integrated into Emerald’s accounting systems in a smooth and systematic manner. 

  • Manage Company’s SOX program (financial controls), review and update narratives, identify control gaps, implement new controls to address identified gaps, prepare and deliver SOX control work papers to external SOX testers
  • Manage the daily accounting operations and financial close process to ensure meet all internal and external reporting deadlines are met
  • Identify and implement opportunities for efficiency and automation, mitigate risks throughout the accounting processes and systems
  • Prepare quarterly allowance for doubtful accounts, monitor accounts receivable aging on a regular basis to ensure aged balances are addressed in a timely manner  
  • Ensure the general ledger is correctly stated under U.S. GAAP for all of Emerald’s live and virtual events, publications and media properties
  • Responsible for managing the flow of information to Emerald’s external auditors (PwC), ensuring the information and documentation provided is clear, concise, and easy to follow.
  • Work closely with external auditors to proactively complete financial statement audits.
  • Prepare 10Q and 10K footnote disclosures
  • Prepare financial reports for other external reporting requirements
  • Key team member for ensuring acquired businesses are integrated into Emerald’s accounting systems smoothly

  • BS in Accounting required; CPA preferred
  • 7+ years of relevant accounting experience with at least two years with a public company
  • Experience working with Big 4 Accounting firm external auditors
  • Experience with a fast-growing and entrepreneurial company
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Confident, self-starter, able to work with minimal direction
  • Demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace



Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. As true partners, we at Emerald strive to build our customers’ businesses by creating opportunities that inspire, amaze, and deliver breakthrough results. With over 140 events each year, our teams are creators and connectors who are thoroughly immersed in the industries we serve and committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. For more information, please visit

Keywords: Emerald, Laguna Beach , Accounting and Reporting Manager, Other , San Juan Capistrano, California

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