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Last Updated: 1/23/22

Job Description

Role Description

The Manager, Technical Accounting will provide technical accounting analysis and support for unique and new accounting transactions for Zoetis. They will follow and provide updates on the standard setting activities of the FASB/SEC/PCAOB/IASB as well as evaluate the applicability to and impact on Zoetis. This includes developing/updating accounting policies and drafting white papers for new standards and complex transactions. This position interacts daily with leaders, managers, and colleagues (including the regional Controllers/Finance Directors) of the various regions and enabling functions, as well as other members of Zoetis Controllers/Finance, Business Technology (ZTD), Legal/Compliance organizations. The Manager, Technical Accounting reports to the Senior Manager, Technical Accounting.


  • Defines and optimizes contract revenue recognition policies and processes in compliance with technical standards.
  • Advise business partners and Commercial colleagues on technical accounting guidance for various topics including capitalization, revenue, leasing, impairments.
  • Collaborate with technical accounting team to develop and present trainings to support continuing education programs for the finance organization, including training related to the adoption of new policies/accounting standards and other hot topics.
  • Monitor and analyze FASB ASUs, proposed ASUs, SEC issued/proposed rule changes and the impact on Zoetis.
  • Provide consultation support for day-to-day questions on accounting and reporting from all Zoetis functions. Develop appropriate guidance by analyzing data and assumptions, formulate positions/alternatives and communicate the recommended course of action. Develop a process for managing and cataloging consultations to ensure consistency of guidance provided.
  • Lead special projects and change initiatives throughout the organization, advising on accounting considerations as required.
  • Develop accounting policies for new and updated accounting standards.
  • Maintain log of accounting inquiries and conclusions reached.
  • Assist in business development (M&A) activities including purchase accounting and integration activities.
  • Create and develop newsletter content for communication to the finance organization.
  • Support quarterly and annual reporting and processes including the 10Q/10K and impairment assessments for Goodwill and Intangible Assets and audit support.

Qualifications (Training, Education & Prior Experience)


  • University degree in accounting
  • CPA


  • Strong technical accounting skills
  • 4+ years’ experience in a financial accounting role
  • CPA required
  • Prior experience in public accounting (preferably with a “Big 4” firm)


  • Strong US GAAP knowledge and experience
  • Strong experience with application of ASC 606 – Revenue from Contracts with Customers
  • Strong analytical background with strategic thinking capabilities and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management both verbally and in writing
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, high-energy environment
  • Ability to multi-task, consistently meeting deadlines on multiple projects and activities
  • Work effectively in a team environment and in building collaborative relationships with peers and with other stakeholders

Full time



Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at [Register to View] to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of [Register to View] In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.

Company Details

Parsippany, New Jersey, United States
Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals in more than 100 countries.