Senior Accountant, External Reporting & Complex Transactions

ID 2023-3109
Accounting & Finance
Position Type
Full-Time Regular
Workplace Type

About Us

Every moment of every day, people around the world rely on the energy they access through infrastructure built by Quanta. Comprising the largest skilled-labor force in North America, our employees are highly skilled and innovative, continually working to connect people and power. We’re building the infrastructure that supports the energy transition, and there are more opportunities than ever to be part of our team. Join us and build your career building a brighter future.

Imagine what you could do here. We encourage, inspire, and support our people to seize opportunities in our corporate office and with hundreds of our operating companies worldwide that provide solutions for the utility, renewable energy, electric power, industrial, and communications industries.

Quanta actively promotes and maintains a culture of belonging where all employees can be themselves, live their values, and find opportunities to succeed. When you join our team, you join a dynamic organization in which career development is encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is prized. Come find out how our people power modern life.

About this Role


The responsibilities of the Senior Accountant, External Reporting & Complex Transactions primarily includes the preparation of SEC financial disclosures, tables and schedules supporting quarterly and annual filings as well as the creation of journal entries and documentation in support of the company’s frequent merger and acquisition activity.  The Senior Accountant, External Reporting also assists with research projects for various technical accounting issues.  The position requires interaction with various groups within the corporate offices (i.e. Procurement, Real Estate, Divisional Accounting, Mergers & Acquisitions, Treasury, Tax, Financial Planning & Analysis, Investor Relations, Legal, etc.), as well as domestic and international operating units’ accounting personnel.


SCOPE: Corporate and Operating Units

What You'll Do


  • Responsible for the preparation and maintenance of SEC financial tables and schedules in support of 10-Q and 10-K financial statements and disclosures, particularly related to stockholders' equity, investments, multi-employer pensions, goodwill, intangibles, business combinations, proforma financials and others.
  • Responsible for the creation of purchase accounting and other acquisition-related journal entries as well as documentation of procedures and technical accounting memorandums specific to business combinations, intangible valuation assumptions and forecasts and goodwill impairment assessments.
  • Assists in preparation of the quarterly and annual project files within Quanta’s external reporting application (Workiva) including the set up and maintenance of the 10-Q, 10-K, and 8-K Earnings Release documents and spreadsheets in advance of quarterly and annual filings.
  • Coordinates the collection of all SEC supporting schedules from various groups within the corporate office and works closely with the external audit team each quarter to ensure all schedules are provided.
  • Assists in the preparation and tie-out of 10-Q, 10-K, 8-K Earnings Release and earnings materials including CEO/CFO scripts and slide decks.
  • Assists in the preparation and tie-out of various internal and external presentations including Board and Investor slide decks and annual ESG report as well as the review of data posted to the Company’s Interactive Analyst Center (IAC).
  • Assists in the tie-out and review of XBRL data included in SEC filings.
  • Contributes to research of technical accounting issues and the preparation of memorandums that summarize the Company’s position including:
    • Consolidation assessments
    • Business combination considerations
    • Segment reporting
    • Impairment triggering events
    • Implementation of new accounting standards
    • Other miscellaneous technical accounting matters
  • Performs internal controls for areas of responsibility.
  • Evaluates existing processes for efficiencies and control deficiencies.
  • Recommends and implements process improvements as identified.

What You'll Bring


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Accounting and minimum 2 – 4 years Big4 public accounting experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of US GAAP accounting requirements and experience with technical accounting research.


Preferred Education and Experience:

  • None



Certified Public Accountant (CPA), preferred



Supervises others:  No

Has hiring and terminating responsibilities:  No

Number of employees report to this job:  0 Subordinate Supervisory Employee, 0 Non-Supervisory Employee



Direct amount:                  $ 0  

Indirect amount:              $ 0 



Travels:  Yes

Percent of time:  Up to 15% of time.



  • Strong analytical and documentation skills and attention to detail.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Prior experience with financial reporting requirements for a large, accelerated SEC registrant/filer and technical accounting research, required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; must be able to build relationships and effectively interact with other accounting and non-accounting departments to achieve shared goals.
  • Challenges accuracy of information received and effectiveness/efficiency of processes performed.
  • Strong organizational skills required to manage multiple, concurrent tasks including the ability to multi-task and prioritize in a dynamic environment in order to meet strict deadlines.
  • Able to manage tasks to completion within established timelines.
  • Communicates timely when deadlines are determined to be unrealistic or when obstacles are encountered.
  • Works independently and recognizes when to seek assistance and/or guidance.
  • Identifies issues and recommends potential solutions to the issues identified.
  • Identifies opportunities to assist team members and colleagues in other groups.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex (including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity), age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and/or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status. 


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