Associate Director, SEC Reporting & Technical Accounting – Richmond, CA

LaBine & Associates - Richmond, CA

Our client, an established yet growing company is seeking a new Associate Director, SEC Reporting & Technical Accounting.Reporting directly to the Controller, this position is responsible for the preparation of all external financial statements and compliance reporting. The Associate Director must remain current on new GAAP pronouncements and SEC regulations as they are released and assess the impact to the Company. The Associate Director is also responsible for ensuring compliance with internal controls over various aspects of the financial reporting process and filings with SEC and other regulatory bodies. The Associate Director serves as a resource to the rest of the team as a technical accounting resource and assists them in meeting the business’s needs for internal and external reporting.


• Prepare SEC filings, including 10Q, 10K, S-8, Stock Offerings, Proxy Statements, and Ownership Forms

o Support and/or prepare related financial statements and disclosures in accordance with US GAAP and related SEC regulatory requirements

o Coordinate and manage process for preparation and review of supporting financial statements, schedules and tables

o Support XBRL tagging and reporting requirements

o Coordinate with parties outside of finance (internal legal department, external counsel, operation leads, independent public accounting firm, members of the Disclosure Committee, and Audit Committee) to support SEC filings

• Provide technical accounting leadership on significant accounting issues and transactions

o Research and implement new technical accounting issues and arrive at well-reasoned conclusions

o Maintain an expanding technical accounting knowledge by staying appraised of new pronouncements and interpretations applicable to the business.

o Implement policies and operations changes arising from new GAAP and SEC rules.

o Establish, communicate and/or document policies and procedures for the accounting department

o Analyze the financial, accounting and economic impacts of proposed transactions as required

• Support revenue accounting and reporting process, including communication with strategic partners and research collaborators for revenue reporting

• Manage quarterly Audit Committee communications and reporting package

• Support relationship with external auditors related to quarterly reviews and yearend audit

• Responsible for ensuring compliance with internal controls over financial reporting including maintaining documentation and supporting control testing processes

• Liaise with business development team to review developments in collaborations, strategic partnerships and grants

• Provide strategic analysis of financial data and ad hoc financial reporting, as needed

• Seek ways to implement best practices in the finance function in order to create a first-class organization

• Lead, manage and execute on special projects as needed, and across various functions

• Adapt to non-routine and fast paced environment

• Independent Contributor role with potential for future management




• CPA required (Big 4 CPA preferred)

• BS/BA in finance, economics or accounting

• 10+ years of relevant experience (biotech industry preferred)

• Excellent Excel spreadsheet skills including financial modeling, accounting system and proficiency with other Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, etc.); Oracle/Hyperion reporting experience a plus

• 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

Posted On: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Tagged: SEC Reporting

Position Contact
Laura LaBine
Chief Talent Officer
(650) 393-3161
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