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Associate Director, SEC Reporting & Internal Controls
Ref No.: 18-08707
Location: San Rafael, California
The Associate Director is responsible for the key areas of the external reporting function and assisting with quarterly compliance reporting. The Associate Director is also responsible for ensuring compliance with internal controls over various aspects of the financial reporting process and filings with SEC. The Associate Director supports technical accounting research needs and assists in meeting the requirements for external reporting.
The ideal candidate will be a certified public accountant with a recent blend of both Big 4 or large regional CPA firm as well as public company reporting experience. The successful candidate will be a good communicator and able to effectively interact with all personnel levels within the Finance and Legal department as well as cross functionally in order to learn the Company's business operations and their potential disclosure implications in our public filings. Candidate will have the ability to multi-task, work independently in a fast-paced dynamic environment and collaborate with peers. Candidate must possess a strong desire to learn and develop new skills while providing enhancements to the current financial reporting function. Strong organization and analytical skills and attention to detail are essential.
Required tasks include, but are not limited to:
Oversee the preparation of quarterly, annual, and periodic SEC filings, including managing support for disclosures prepared by business partners.
Ensure financial statements are in accordance with GAAP guidelines.
Review disclosure schedules prepared by the Senior Manager Financial Reporting & Internal Controls
Review and approval of changes to XBRL tagging proposed by the Senior Manager Financial Reporting & Internal Controls
Review of Quarterly Disclosure Checklist
Review tie-out of SEC filing to supporting documentation
Review WASO Calculation
Prepare EPS calculation
Assist Investor Relations with preparation of earnings release; Financial Statements, Guidance and Non-GAAP disclosures
Tie out earnings release
Review valuation of equity awards to employees
Review ESPP valuation and expense calculation
Assisting in the management of the external SOX auditors with PBC request/management and scheduling of internal resources, when needed
Identifying process improvements to streamline the reporting process, including the preparation of SEC filings, Earnings Release and supporting disclosures schedules is a plus.
Execute responsibilities over SEC Reporting to maintain our strong internal control environment.
Support Director of SEC Reporting, Technical Accounting & Internal Controls with technical accounting research, as needed
Provide strategic analysis of financial data and ad hoc financial reporting, as needed
Other projects and activities as assigned

8+ years of relevant experience (biotech industry a plus)
Advanced knowledge of 2013 COSO framework and ability to apply the framework in a manner that supports SOX compliance and operational efficiencies.
Advanced understanding of generally accepted accounting principles
Understands the criticality of SOX compliance requirements and/or has experience designing, monitoring, and evaluating internal controls and SOX compliance in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or manufacturing organization
Highly motivated individual who is a self-starter and takes ownership of projects and tasks and works within multiple priorities and competing deadlines.
Strong project management, organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills. Must be highly detail oriented.
Process-oriented, ability to work with others and lead and affect process change and improvements.
Proficient with Microsoft Excel and Word.
Excellent communication skills, written and oral, to facilitate interaction through all levels of the organization
Ability to quickly learn and utilize reporting and other management systems and tools
Working knowledge of Oracle, HFM and ActiveDisclosure a plus