Accounting Policy Manager

Main Office (MOS)




The Accounting Policy Manager supports the Accounting Team through several functional areas including technical accounting analysis, new standards, and acquisitions. They assist in ensuring compliance with all recently issued and future FASB guidance (GAAP) and SEC accounting pronouncements and provide training on accounting policies and procedures across teams. They will have the opportunity to build on technical accounting knowledge and problem-solving skills, gain exposure to complex global business and accounting issues, and will work with senior leadership within the organization.


  • Provides technical accounting support and guidance for complex business transactions such as business combinations, lease accounting and joint ventures.
  • Works on special projects and evaluates the appropriate accounting treatment for various strategic initiatives and unique business situations.
  • Researches, interprets, and documents all new accounting standards to determine the accounting and financial reporting impact to the company.
  • Interacts with accounting consultants and external auditors on technical accounting matters to ensure agreement on appropriate accounting conclusions.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with key external parties including internal and external auditors.
  • Supports the preparation and review of financial statement disclosures.
  • Identifies process improvements in the accounting process and plays a key role in current improvement initiatives.
  • Reviews month-end journal entries and supporting documents to ensure accuracy.
  • Assists senior management with addressing issues and/or questions related to the monthly financial operating results and provides analysis of actual vs. budget variances.
  • Performs ad hoc analysis to support the monthly management reporting process; develops and enforces internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting, or related field (Required)
  • Master's Degree in Business, Accounting, or related field (Preferred)
  • 5 years of public accounting or industry experience
  • 2 years of experience researching, concluding upon, and documenting accounting issues
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in U.S. GAAP (Required)
  • Experience with IFRS (Preferred)
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Advanced computer proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel


At Sun Communities, you will be part of an industry-leading organization where you will be challenged, inspired, rewarded and transformed. We place a high priority on our team members, and this is a big part of what sets us apart. We will ask you to give us your very best every day, and will challenge you with interesting work, stretch assignments, a collaborative and supportive work environment and plenty of learning and growth. In exchange, we will reward you with great pay, advancement opportunities, paid time off, great benefits, and flexibility.

  • Comprehensive Medical and Prescription coverage with 4 plan options so you can choose the plan that best meets the needs of you and your family
  • Comprehensive Dental and Vision Plans
  • On-Site Fitness Center with Free Personal Training & Group Fitness Classes
  • Voluntary Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
  • Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance and Dependent Life
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Coverage
  • 401(k) Plan with Sun matching contribution
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Identity Theft Insurance
  • Legal Assistance Plan
  • Pet Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement program providing financial support to team members who further their formal education
  • Vacation RV Site Discounts for team members when visiting SunRV Resorts across the nation
  • Team Member Perks & Discounts program with hundreds of discounts on things like travel, merchandise, mobile phone service, and more
  • Up to six weeks of paid parental leave for the birth of a child, adoption, or placement of a child
  • Paid Time Off including ten holidays, vacation, personal, sick time, bereavement and pay for jury duty


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Southfield, MI, US

Employment Type:  Regular
Classification:  Full Time
Job Reference:  125652

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