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Manager Technical Accounting

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Location: Norwell, MA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 25, 2022
Category: Accounting
Job ID: 116062

Job Description

The Opportunity:

Clean Harbors, located in Norwell MA, is seeking a Manager – Technical Accounting to join their Technical Accounting and External Reporting team.  Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental and industrial services throughout North America with annual sales exceeding $4 billion.   A growing company, we are also the largest re-refiner and recycler of used oil in North America.  Everywhere industry meets the environment, we strive to provide eco-friendly products and services that protect and restore North America’s natural environment.  One of our primary goals as a company is supporting our customers in providing environmentally responsible solutions to further their sustainability goals in today’s world.

The Manager of Technical Accounting has the primary responsibility for technical accounting matters across all the Company’s business units.  Candidates should have had exposure to understanding accounting issues and researching and documenting accounting conclusions. The position will also have responsibilities related to merger and acquisition related analysis and ongoing accounting for specialized accounting areas including goodwill, leases and stock-based compensation. This position will have broader external reporting and corporate finance responsibilities as well. 

The Company’s accounting and finance team is a group of energetic and hard-working individuals devoted to providing high quality services to internal and external stakeholders.  We are now looking for a talented new member to join our team!

*This role is open to a Semi-Hybrid schedule sitting in our Norwell, MA corporate office.

Why work for Clean Harbors?

  • Health and Safety is our #1 priority and we live it 3-6-5!
  • Fast growing company focused on people and technology creating a cleaner safer environment
  • Dynamic team-oriented colleagues
  • Opportunities for growth and development for all the stages of your career
  • Competitive wages
  • Comprehensive health and other benefits coverage
  • Group 401(k) with company matching component
  • Positive and safe work environment with hybrid work opportunities

Key Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate technical accounting matters as they arise and provide proper accounting and reporting alternatives with suggested conclusions.
  • Proactively manage the Company through adoption of and adherence to new accounting and reporting pronouncements, including collaborating on new processes and internal controls, as necessary
  • Manage accounting for certain technical areas including lease accounting, stock-based compensation, business combinations, divestitures and goodwill.
  • The candidate will have additional responsibilities associated with both corporate finance and external reporting for SEC filings (10-Q, 10-K, proxy, etc.), including debt or equity offerings.
  • Assist with communication of technical accounting and reporting guidance to senior finance personnel (including CFO and CAO) and other Corporate functional groups (Tax, Treasury, Investor Relations)
  • Manage projects with key external specialists for acquisition valuations and annual goodwill impairment analyses.
  • Participate in the annual budget/monthly forecast process in relation to our lease and stock compensation programs;
  • Help ensure accounting and reporting technologies are maintained and up to date in order to drive capabilities and efficiencies in processes
  • Opportunities to participate in strategic projects supporting other parts of the business and subject to greater visibility across the organization.

What does it take to work in this role for Clean Harbors?

  • 5+ years in public accounting, or a public/private accounting mix, with associated technical accounting experience. 
  • Driven self-starter possessing critical thinking, problem-solving skills along with an appreciation for detail
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills combined with an ability to manage multiple on-going tasks
  • Hard working, forward-thinking individual looking to further their career at a company with multiple growth opportunities
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance with relevant experience in technical accounting
  • CPA or CPA in process preferred
  • Experience in Oracle ERP/EPM a plus

Join our team today! 
To learn more about our company, and to apply online for this exciting opportunity, visit us at

Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.  Everywhere industry meets environment, Clean Harbors is one-site, providing premier environmental, energy and industrial services. We are solving tough problems through innovation and proven methodology – come be part of the solution with us.

We thank all those interested in joining the Clean Harbors team; however only those that complete the online application and meet the minimum job qualifications will be considered for this role.

Clean Harbors is a Military & Veteran friendly company.


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