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Senior Analyst – Technical Accounting/External Reporting

Morristown, NJ
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Senior Analyst – Technical Accounting/External Reporting
Job ID 6589           
Morristown, NJ
Full-Time Regular
Bachelors Degree
Minimum 3 Years

About Covanta: Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal. Through a vast network of treatment and recycling facilities, Covanta also provides comprehensive industrial material management services to companies seeking solutions to some of today’s most complex environmental challenges. For more information, visit www.covanta.com .

Information on our facilities is available at www.covanta.com/Our-Facilities. For career opportunities, visit www.covanta.com/Careers . Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Senior Analyst – Technical Accounting/External Reporting will be responsible for researching, resolving and documenting complex accounting issues and transactions, such as revenue recognition, stock-based compensation, equity transactions, and other non-recurring transactions, as well as assisting with the preparation of the Company’s SEC filings, press releases, and other reporting needs of the organization. This position reports to the Manager of Technical Accounting. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Research the impact of new or proposed accounting standards, interpretations or regulations from the FASB, AICPA, PCAOB, EITF, and SEC.
  • Assist with the preparation of periodic public financial filings for the SEC including forms 8-K, 10-Q, 10-K and Form DEF 14A (Proxy Statement).
  • Perform XBRL tagging for 10-Q and 10-K filings.
  • Research business development technical accounting matters (both under US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and International Financial Reporting Standards) that could impact estimated valuation of proposed transactions.
  • Assist with review of new contracts and assess the accounting implications based on existing accounting standards, interpretations or regulations.
  • Draft timely, high quality white papers on key technical matters for submission to the independent auditor.
  • Prepare the quarterly and annual accounting analyses over complex areas, such as valuations, stock compensation, and impairment considerations, including goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets.
  • Prepare required documentation for all aspects of Covanta’s hedging/derivatives program from an accounting perspective. Ensure necessary processes and appropriate documentation are in place so all hedging/derivatives activities are appropriately accounted for in the financial statements.
  • Work with Regional Accounting Directors (RADs) on inquiries related to the application of accounting policies and other technical accounting matters, such as revenue recognition, leases, asset retirement obligations, insurance recoveries, and asset impairments.
  • Prepare and maintain an up-to-date library of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Prepare accounting analyses for one-time transactions (i.e., debt financings, acquisitions), as they occur.
  • Work with the external auditors and internal auditors to ensure timely resolution of outstanding matters.
  • Work with Accounting Departments to establish accounting processes for new projects as they begin.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • CPA preferred
  • Minimum 3+ years of relevant experience; Big 4 public accounting experience preferred
  • Energy industry experience preferred
  • Hedging/derivative experience preferred
  • Must have technical accounting (GAAP & IFRS), research and reporting skills
  • Experience with SEC filings
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley and internal control concepts
  • Skills required:  analytical, communication, and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of large computerized accounting and reporting systems (i.e., Peoplesoft, Hyperion) and proficiency in MS office
  • Ability to analyze complex information and formulate decisions/recommendations
  • Work experience foundation that allows taking on additional responsibilities and upward movement potential in the organization

(Internal Code: *LI-COV)


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