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Director Accounting

Apply now Job no: 612519
Work type: Permanent
Location: Denver, Colorado, Lone Tree, Colorado
Categories: Finance, North America, Manager of Managers

Director of Accounting

Change people’s lives and love what you do!  Cochlear is the most recognized brand in hearing health care.

Human needs have always been our inspiration, ever since Professor Graeme Clark set out to create the first multi-channel cochlear implant because he saw his father struggle with hearing loss. We always start with people in mind – thinking about their needs.

For this reason, our products, services and support will continue to evolve and improve. We are by our customers’ side through the entire hearing journey, so they can experience a life full of hearing. Our employees tell us that the number one reason they enjoy working for Cochlear is the opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives and working in an organization where they can be part of bringing the mission to life each day.

About the role

In order to help Cochlear continue to grow and service our customers, we are recruiting for a Director of Accounting in our Americas head office based in Lone Tree, CO.

To be successful in this role you’ll be a growth-oriented finance leader with demonstrated success in building and leading accounting teams. You’ll work collaboratively with all key teams across our region to ensure accurate and reliable financial processes, controls and records that drive business decisions and inform our investors as to the success of our business. This key leadership role is responsible for leading our accounting and financial control activities across a high growth business unit partnering closely with other finance and operational teams and key leaders across the business and globe.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide oversight and direction for all accounting activities and controls
  • Provide timely and accurate reporting, analytics, and financial support for daily & monthly strategic goals.
  • Manage and participate in the monthly close process to ensure that all revenue and costs are recognized in accordance with US GAAP and IFRS where required and aligned with global standards
  • Lead the efforts to improve financial reporting processes while working with the various internal departments
  • Communicate with Senior Leaders on financial performance & operating results

Key Requirements

To add value to Cochlear in this role you'll be able to meet and demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities in your application and at interview:

  • Active CPA license; Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Public accounting experience (preferably Big 4); 10+ years of post-graduate accounting experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to establish credibility based on knowledge of technical accounting subject matter areas with internal management and external auditors
  • Ability to build strong cross-functional relationships and work collaboratively with a variety of personalities

Physical & Mental Demands

The physical and mental demands described below are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the individual is regularly required to be in a stationary (seated/standing) position; utilize business technology for work product delivery, communicate orally and in writing with others internal or external to the organization, utilize problem solving/critical thinking skills to discern and convey information.  Influence, organization/classification of information and planning are also required.

The work environment is a combination of an office and home/office environment and are representative of those an individual encounters while performing the essential functions of this job


Regular Business Hours.  Ability to effectively partner with our global finance counterparts to achieve consistent policies and accounting at times requires some flexibility in working hours.

In addition to the opportunity to develop your knowledge and grow professionally, we offer competitive wages and benefits.  The Target Salary Range is $155,000-$165,000 per year as well as a bonus of 15% of base salary.

The overall benefit program includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability, pet insurance, 401K Matching, PTO (vacation, holidays, floating holidays, sick and volunteer time off), tuition reimbursement, transportation supplementation, maternity and paternity leave, and wellness programs.

Apply now by completing your application form online. Applicants must meet the job specific application criteria to be considered. Visit our careers site at to learn more.  

Cochlear Americas is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local lawIn addition, Cochlear will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.  If you require accommodation with completing the online application, please contact us via web or phone at 303-264-2549.

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