AES United States MCAC Technical Accounting Manager in Panamá, United States

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Summary of the position:

  • Provide guidance to the SBU on all technical accounting matters using their experience with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and practical experience. Responsible for documenting and communicating difficult accounting positions in front of management, the Corporate Controller team and E&Y. Responsible for presenting guidance and options to management in a concise and clear manner, and to develop alternatives for management to consider. Proactive engagement with SBU finance team to provide instruction and training on complex issues.


  • Direct and oversee all memoranda and communications providing technical accounting guidance for the finance teams across our subsidiaries in MCAC.

  • Determine the appropriate accounting treatment for transactions and events which require the application of significant professional judgment relative to technical accounting standards.

  • Assist in the performance of due diligence associated with targeted acquisitions and in the finance integration activities for completed acquisitions.

  • Active support of SBU management in negotiations & decisions impacting the business portfolio of the group typically by analyzing various scenarios and providing guidance on possible accounting issues and the anticipated impact on reported results.

  • Assume role as key liaison between the SBU finance team, the Corporate office and our auditors; with particular focus on Corporate teams such as Technical Accounting, Derivatives Compliance, and Accounting Policies & Procedures.

  • Prepare and/or review US GAAP and IFRS accounting analysis of draft commercial contracts

  • Develop, delivery and/or coordinate US GAAP and IFRS training and other development of the Accounting & Reporting team across MCAC; Expand the GAAPs and transaction-related training available to the other Finance staff and other BD and commercial teams.

  • Provide correct US GAAP and IFRS accounting within forecast models and other analysis required by management when engaged in acquisitions and other major transactions.

  • Review of quarterly hedge effectiveness submissions for derivatives transactions in SBU.

  • Function as a key contact for the MCAC Controller and Reporting Managers with respect to GAAPs questions and issues.

  • Assist the SBU team in the performance and review with external auditors of Technical Accounting issues to be reported in local Financial Statements.

  • Oversee the compliance with Contract Accounting Treatment System for all businesses within region.

  • Maintain and expand technical accounting knowledge base by staying apprised of new pronouncements and interpretations that apply to our business.

  • Coordinate the implementation of new accounting standards in the region.


  • Undergraduate degree required in accounting or related financial field.

  • Master's degree may be preferred.

  • More than 10 years accounting experience, mix of public and private accounting experience preferred, including technical accounting expertise

  • More than 5 years of managerial experience.

  • Strong quantitative skills.

  • Strong presentation skills may be required.

  • Strong US GAAP accounting experience required, preferably with large multi-national or in Big 4 public accounting firm assignments on clients with similar requirements

  • Knowledge of IFRS standards

  • Experience with derivatives, business combinations, revenue recognition and lease accounting preferred

  • Strong ability to communicate financial numbers and concepts concisely and effectively across various audiences and levels (eg Plant to Corporate).

  • Ability to explain / teach accounting requirements as required assisting in transaction negotiations.

  • Ability to negotiate with outside parties during transactions to maximize value realization for AES.

AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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