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Director, Accounting & SEC Reporting

Let’s talk about some of the key responsibilities:

  • Prepare and manage all required filings with the SEC (10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, etc.), including XBRL compliance, and other statutory reporting requirements within the online self-service SEC filing tool, Workiva.
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly SEC-compliant financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, cash flow, and statement of stockholders’ equity).
  • Administer the equity compensation plan in Fidelity, including stock option and employee stock purchase plans, and manage the tracking of executive and Board member stock ownership for reporting (i.e., perform the complete functions as Stock Plan Administrator).
  • Interact with external and internal auditors to ensure timely completion of the audit of the Company’s consolidated financial statements, including quarterly reviews. 
  • Monitor major corporate events, including significant contracts, business development events, debt and equity offerings, stock award issuances and assess their accounting impact for Form 8-K and other required SEC disclosures.
  • Assist with the development and updates to SOX narratives and internal control documentation for internal audit and auditor testing. 
  • Assist in the coordination with external accounting firms in connection with their preparation of quarterly income tax provisions and annual consolidated federal and state tax returns. 
  • Create and enhance formal processes to ensure that appropriate evidential support is maintained to support each financial statement and financial and other disclosures in the Company's SEC filings.
  • Assist in the preparation and review of monthly journal entries and quarterly budget vs. actual reports for various expense categories, by department, and by R&D and G&A project code.
  • Hands-on assistance with complex financial modeling and scenario planning for management decision making purposes.
  • Assist in researching complex accounting transactions and writing technical accounting memos. 
  • Assist with determining the implications of new accounting standards on the company and assist with associated implementation projects. 
  • Work with tax service providers for other tax projects (e.g., R&D tax study, Section 382, and VAT matters)
  • Complete local/state/Federal sundry information requests and audit compliance.
  • Ad hoc financial reporting and analysis as needed, including executive and board-level financial and business analytics. 
  • Position will have interaction with executive management and external professionals.

Factors for Success:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • CPA required. 
  • Big-4 Accounting Firm experience.
  • 10+ years of accounting, financial reporting, and stock plan experience within publicly traded life sciences companies.
  • Experience in managing Workiva for SEC Reporting and Fidelity for Stock Plan Administration and Reporting.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Must be very detail-oriented, while having a high-level business and financial perspective for the synthesis of various projects for management decision making purposes.
  • Comfortable in a dynamic environment.
  • Methodical and organized approach to completing projects.

A Few Other Details Worth Mentioning:

  • The position will be based in our beautiful Irvine, CA office.
  • This position reports directly to the Sr. Director, Finance
  • Some occasional travel may be required.


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