Director of Technical Accounting & SEC Reporting
Employment Type: Full-Time
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About the team:
Our Finance team is comprised of Corporate Accounting & Reporting, Inventory Control, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Tax, Investor Relations, SEC Reporting/Technical Accounting, FP&A and Finance Operations. We’re the number-crunchers who take care of finances; we record, report (privately and publicly) and support our business partners to keep things running!
About this role:
The Director of SEC Reporting and Technical Accounting will be responsible for the Company’s financial reporting requirements, including SEC filings, maintaining the Company’s accounting policies and addressing technical accounting issues arising from business transactions or the implementation of new accounting pronouncements. The individual will also be responsible for ensuring compliance with internal controls over various aspects of the financial reporting process.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Lead external SEC financial reporting process, including: Creating, maintaining and communicating SEC calendar in line with the close and other dependent activities and executing to timelines Preparing and publishing 10Q and 10K filings, including appropriate XBRL tagging Lead the discussion at Disclosure Committee to ensure financial disclosure is fair, complete and accurate Managing tie-outs and internal and external review of all documents Ensuring controls are in place around the accuracy and completeness of the disclosures made (SOX404) Completing GAAP checklists and ensuring financial statements are presented in accordance with GAAP guidelines Prepare quarterly earnings release tables and assist in the review of texts and scripts for earnings releases
Assist in the preparation of the proxy Establish and manage processes to ensure that senior management performs their financial disclosure related obligation and on a timely basis Perform technical accounting research, managing external resources as needed, and prepare technical memorandums that document issues and conclusions in a clear, logical and comprehensive manner Develop accounting positions and transition plans for all newly implemented accounting guidance or changes in guidance or methodologies. Document the positions and conclusions in a clear, logical and comprehensive manner
Recommend, implement, maintain and communicate accounting policies, practices and procedures to improve and ensure financial control and integrity of the Company’s financial statements and accounting practices. Manage outside agencies, such as the SEC or NASDAQ, as needed, and provide timely responses to notices, letters or requests Maintain relationships and work closely with external auditors Manage and complete special projects as necessary
About you: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance Active CPA required Big 4 experience preferred 15+ years of relevant experience, with at least 8 years in a publicly traded company or accounting firm handling publicly traded clients Retail/consumer goods experience a plus Outstanding knowledge and application of US GAAP, PCAOB, SEC and SOX404 regulations and guidelines Strong written and verbal communication with the ability to effectively present to and engage with a wide range of internal and external audiences, including external audit firm, external law firm, regulators and key internal decision-makers Strong analytical skills coupled with good decision-making skills Excellent working knowledge of financial statements and a good understanding of tools to benchmark disclosure practices Good knowledge of systems and processes
Additional characteristics requirements: Demonstrates a commitment to values of Integrity, Commitment, Creativity, Teamwork, Accountability, and Fun Energetic, hands-on, resourceful self-starter who can partner with all levels and functions of the company and takes a consultative and collaborative approach A team player who can manage cross-functional involvement for the purpose of getting to a common goal Excellent leadership and influencing skills A resilient leader who is comfortable in fast-moving, dynamic environments and adaptable to change
Innovative, intellectually curious, enthusiastic and creative Passion to scale and grow a complex business Somebody who is seen as a problem-solver and builder who strives for continuous improvement Unquestionable ethics and integrity
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