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Financial Reporting Manager

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Financial Reporting Manager reports to the Controller and will play a kay role with overall accountability and responsibility for all aspects of SEC reporting, technical accounting, and SOX compliance.  More specifically, the Financial Reporting Manager will coordinate and prepare all SEC filings, perform technical accounting research and prepare accounting memorandums, assist with stock administration, month-end accruals and other ad-hoc duties.  This role will also be the primary point of contact for external auditors and external SOX consultants to support the Company’s quarterly reviews, annual audits, and tests of internal controls.

The ideal candidate will be a team-player who is detail-orientated, self-motivated, and possess strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assists in drafting and updating of the Company’s 10-Q, 10-K, 8-K and Proxy filings, including review of XBRL tagging
  • Coordinate annual audit and quarterly review procedures with external auditors by maintaining PBC deliverables, including GAAP checklists, financial statement analytics, related party listings, and other items
  • Perform all technical accounting research and prepare technical accounting memos for significant contracts, transactions, and implementation of new accounting standards
  • Manage SOX 404 compliance efforts, serving as the main contact for the Company’s external auditors (in conjunction with the Company’s external SOX consultants) to support tests of controls for business processes and ITGCs
  • Monitor ongoing performance of the Company’s SOX procedures to ensure compliance with internal control framework, maintain appropriate documentation (narratives, risk matrices, etc.), and ensure remediation of testing exceptions, as necessary
  • Oversee annual risk assessment process including evaluating precision threshold levels and financial authorization policies
  • Manage equity accounting efforts and coordinate with external stock admin on equity administration
  • Assist with monthly accounting close duties by reviewing or preparing certain accrual or equity-related journal entries and reconciliations
  • Perform other ad-hoc responsibilities, as necessary

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Active CPA required
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • At least 4 years of relevant experience, preferably in a public accounting and/or biotech setting
  • Substantial experience in, and working knowledge of, authoritative GAAP accounting including composition of memos involving technical accounting and related research
  • Recent experience working at or with a public company and in a SOX 404(b) compliant environment
  • Experience working with financial reporting software (e.g., Workiva, ActiveDisclosure) and Equity Edge Online preferred
  • Strong communication, organization and collaboration abilities
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Strong multi-tasking skills with the ability to think creatively and learn quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to work cross-functionally and establish strong relationships