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Director of Technical Accounting


Providence, RI, US, 02903

Requisition ID:  8411

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is a global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Lotteries and Gaming Machines to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 10,500 employees. For more information, please visit


IGT’s Digital & Betting organization, PlayDigital, is looking for a Director of Technical Accounting  to play a key role within the PlayDigital accounting department.  This is a critical and high-profile role with the unique opportunity to help build the technical accounting function from the ground up, support building accounting policies and work on complex transactions. This position will also provide technical advisory support to the broader accounting team and will collaborate closely with cross functional departments as well as interface with outside advisors and auditors. The ideal candidate will possess strong organizational, communication and management skills. The candidate will be self-motivated with strong technical accounting and reporting skills, who is passionate about delivering quality results and driving continual improvement in a dynamic, high-growth environment. The successful candidate is a competent individual with integrity, accountability, strong interpersonal skills, and a team player. The position requires a “hands on” person who is flexible, hard-working and able to work well under pressure.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for assessment and implementation of all technical accounting topics impacting the company, including evaluation, documentation and communication of all new accounting standards, SEC reporting and general reporting trends 
  • Research and document GAAP, IFRS, and SEC reporting requirements and provide technical accounting research for non-routine or complex revenue transactions
  • Review revenue contracts to ensure revenue is recognized in accordance with ASC 606 and ASC 842; review draft contracts and customer orders for potential revenue recognition issues
  • Create and maintain internal and future external reporting calendar, coordinate key timelines and deliverables, and work collaboratively with various business partners to ensure timely, accurate and complete reporting and future public filings 
  • Develop, implement, and maintain effective internal controls in relation to the technical accounting and financial reporting processes 
  • Work closely with external auditors, business leaders and senior management to ensure communication of critical issues in a timely manner 
  • Develop key reports from SAP to support monthly and quarterly reporting; work cross functionally to gather key financial metrics to support month end fluctuation analysis and support monthly reporting 
  • Establish, develop and maintain PlayDigital's critical accounting policies 
  • Oversee statutory reporting requirements and regulatory compliance 
  • Lead or participate in special projects as needed 


Skills and Experience: 

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field of study 
  • CPA certification, active license status required 
  • 8-10+ years of relevant technical accounting and financial reporting experience with 5+ years managing staff, preferably with a multinational public company 
  • Combination of Big 4 public accounting and public company experience preferred
  • Strong technical accounting background with a thorough knowledge of US GAAP, IFRS, SOX and SEC reporting standards, as well as experience with technical research and preparation of accounting position papers 
  • Excellent verbal, written, and listening skills as well as ability to effectively use accounting knowledge to collaborate, guide, and interact professionally with a wide range of personnel at various levels within the organization to drive sound business decisions 
  • Ability to clearly and concisely document and effectively communicate complex accounting and reporting issues to finance and non-finance personnel 
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, multi-task efficiently and manage individuals 
  • Passionate and enthusiastic about remaining up to date on current trends and practices 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with great attention to detail
  • SAP/Central Finance experience a plus 
  • Familiarity with Workiva or other external reporting platforms a plus 

This description is a summary of principal responsibilities and is not intended to include all duties which may be assigned.

Keys to Success

  • Building collaborative relationships
  • Decision making
  • Drive results
  • Foster innovation
  • Personal energy
  • Self-leadership



IGT is committed to sustaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the global customers and communities we serve, creating a fair and inclusive culture that enables all our employees to feel valued, respected and engaged.  IGT is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal opportunities without regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, and any other personal attributes protected by federal, state, or other laws. We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those selected to interview will be contacted.
In addition to our competitive benefits package, we offer employees a 401(k) Savings Plan with Company contributions, tuition reimbursement, and free identity theft insurance.
IGT (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming. For more information, please visit

Nearest Major Market: Providence
Nearest Secondary Market: Rhode Island