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Technical Accounting Manager

May Mobility

May Mobility

IT, Accounting & Finance
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

May Mobility is transforming cities through autonomous technology to create a safer, greener, more accessible world. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, May develops and deploys autonomous vehicles (AVs) powered by our innovative Multi-Policy Decision Making (MPDM) technology that literally reimagines the way AVs think.

Our vehicles do more than just drive themselves - they provide value to communities, bridge public transit gaps and move people where they need to go safely, easily and with a lot more fun. We’re building the world’s best autonomy system to reimagine transit by minimizing congestion, expanding access and encouraging better land use in order to foster more green, vibrant and livable spaces. Since our founding in 2017, we’ve given more than 300,000 autonomy-enabled rides to real people around the globe. And we’re just getting started. We’re hiring people who share our passion for building the future, today, solving real-world problems and seeing the impact of their work. Join us.

Job Summary

We are looking for a Technical Accounting Manager to add to our Finance team as May Mobility continues to grow. We are looking for a candidate that will ensure the company assets are in compliance with US GAAP and ASC-606, can build and scale new processes, is motivated by constant process improvement opportunities and can work well cross-functionally. This role reports to the Director of Accounting.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Drive technical accounting review for all new contracts, applying appropriate technical guidance (such as ASC 606) where appropriate and present such conclusions to the Director, Accounting
  • Research and interpret complex accounting issues, providing guidance to internal stakeholders on the appropriate accounting treatment for unusual transactions such as debt and equity financing, and other non-routine complex business transactions
  • Provide technical accounting guidance and support, including implementation of any new accounting standards
  • Support monthly financial close process, ensuring accuracy in accordance with both internal and external reporting requirements
  • Review and/or prepare journal entries, account reconciliations, and other related analyses associated with monthly financial reporting requirements, including retention of proper documentation for journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Assist in implementation and documentation of internal controls
  • Assist the Director, Accounting with financial statement preparation and audits, including preparation of footnote disclosures and related support
  • Support global consolidations and support international accounting team members
  • Ability to manage team members effectively, providing support and coaching as necessary
  • Support other special projects as assigned

Skills and Abilities

Success in this role typically requires the following competencies:

  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Strong attention to detail and highly-organized
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and adapt to shifting priorities in a fast-paced work environment
  • Demonstrated ability to diplomatically approach team members to discuss sensitive financial matters
  • Demonstrated ability to use professional judgment to escalate matters when necessary
  • Orients work within teams to achieve business results
  • Passionate about self-driving cars and their impact on the world

Qualifications and Experience

Candidates most successful in this role typically hold the following qualifications or comparable knowledge or experience:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • Minimum 5 years working in corporate accounting/finance or public accounting
  • Active CPA license
  • Strong understanding of US GAAP
  • Experience with and extensive knowledge of ASC 606 revenue recognition
  • Experience with complex accounting topics such as debt and equity financing, stock compensation, acquisitions/divestitures, and other non-routine complex business transactions
  • Experience writing technical accounting memos
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and attention to detail


  • Master’s Degree in Accounting
  • Experience managing team members
  • Manufacturing/inventory experience
  • Experience with fixed asset management and impairment analysis
  • Experience with global consolidations with various entity structures
  • Experience with Netsuite ERP or with another ERP system
  • Experience using Google Suite

Physical Requirements

  • Standard office working conditions which includes but is not limited to:
    • Prolonged sitting
    • Prolonged standing
    • Prolonged computer use
  • Remote role based out of Ann Arbor, MI.
    • Remote employees work primarily from home or an alternative work space.
  • Travel requirements - 0%
Salary Range
$75,000$119,000 USD

Benefits and Perks

  • Comprehensive healthcare suite including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability plans. Domestic partners who have been residing together at least one year are also eligible to participate!
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Healthcare and Dependent Care Accounts available.
  • Rich retirement benefits, including an immediately vested employer safe harbor match.
  • Generous paid parental leave with immediate eligibility as well as a phased return to work.
  • Flexible vacation policy in addition to 18 paid company holidays.
  • Total Wellness Program providing numerous resources for overall wellbeing
Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and/or people of color are less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every qualification. At May Mobility, we’re committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workforce, so if you’re excited about this role but your previous experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply anyway! You may be the perfect candidate for this or another role at May.

Want to learn more about our culture & benefits? Check out our website!

May Mobility is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetics or any other legally protected basis. Below, you have the opportunity to share your preferred gender pronouns, gender, ethnicity, and veteran status with May Mobility to help us identify areas of improvement in our hiring and recruitment processes. Completion of these questions is entirely voluntary. Any information you choose to provide will be kept confidential, and will not impact the hiring decision in any way. If you believe that you will need any type of accommodation, please let us know.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: May Mobility does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Furthermore, May Mobility does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.