Quest Diagnostics
- Sr. Mgr, External Rptg & Tech Acct- Secaucus, New Jersey
At a glance
Location: US-NJ-Secaucus Map
Posted: 07/25/2021
Closing: 08/24/2021
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Job description

Senior Manager, External Rptg & Tech Acct - Secaucus, New Jersey - 9 AM to 6 PM

Look for more than answers. Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope. 

You will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You’ll have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve. 

At Quest, we are on a continuous journey of discovery and development. It’s this attitude that has made us an industry leader and the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. For those joining us, we offer exciting and fast moving career opportunities where you can affect change at a rate unheard of in many organizations of our size and scope. While we invest in and develop technology to drive our innovations, our ongoing success relies on our people.


Basic Purpose:

This individual will assist the Director of Technical Accounting Research and External Reporting in addressing the Company’s SEC reporting requirements, accounting policy matters, perform technical accounting research, implement new accounting standards and assist in ensuring the integrity of the Company’s financial reporting in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform technical accounting research on a wide variety of business transactions and document conclusions in accounting position papers.

  • Prepare / write sections of the 10-Q and 10-K and other SEC filings.

  • Perform pre-acquisition M&A accounting due diligence on acquisitions and other business development opportunities with limited oversight with a focus on identifying financial reporting issues and integration considerations.  Liaison with Business Development and Legal regarding deal structure and related accounting implications.

  • Assist in the implementation of new accounting standards issued from the FASB, EITF, SEC, and other accounting standard setters.

  • Provide technical accounting support for business unit finance management and other corporate functions such as Treasury, Tax, Corporate Consolidations, Revenue Control, Internal Audit, Financial Planning & Analysis, Internal Controls and Business Operating units.

  • Work directly with external audit firm to provide analyses and support for the auditors

  • Be able to teach internal continuing professional education classes to corporate finance personnel.

  • Other special projects as required

Supervision Exercised:

  • N/A


Education Preferred: 

  • Minimum BA/BS in Accounting.  Candidate must be a CPA.  MBA is desirable but not required.

  • Work Experience:      

  • Public Accounting background, preferably a Big 4 firm or other national firm.

  • Previous experience in a large corporate environment preferably in a corporate finance organization with experience in Accounting Policy, External Reporting or Corporate Consolidations/ Internal Reporting

  • In-depth knowledge of Financial Accounting Standards, U.S. GAAP and SEC reporting requirements.

Physical and Mental Requirements:


  • Must be a Strong Accounting Technician; able to decipher complex accounting standards and properly apply them to various business transactions

  • Effective communication skills, particularly writing skills

  • Must have the ability to work on multiple, concurrent tasks

  • Skilled in Microsoft Office: Excel, PowerPoint and Word.


  • Detail oriented, bias for accuracy

  • Action oriented and perseverant

  • Business acumen

  • Comfort and confidence in dealing with executive management

  • Results orientation, “hands-on" leader

  • Ability to influence others and present a compelling argument

  • Effective communication skills

  • An individual with the highest degree integrity

Sr. Mgr, External Rptg & Tech Acct- Secaucus, New Jersey