Why would I want this job?

Reporting to the Corporate Controller, the Director, Financial Reporting and Technical Accounting, has responsibility for financial reporting and technical accounting throughout the organization. This individual will be a key liaison to the finance organization and business process owners and will interact on a daily basis with functional leaders, managers, and colleagues of various regions/offices. The Director will have substantial exposure to pharmaceutical industry accounting and reporting practices and provides an opportunity to enhance the financial reporting and analysis skills, strengthen verbal and written communication skills, and expand leadership skills in a dynamic environment.

What would I be doing?

• Managing and filing the Company’s annual 10-K, quarterly 10-Q financial statements with the SEC (if applicable), Form S-8, Form S-3, etc. including the related XBRL filings.
• Preparation and review of financial information supporting the Company’s annual report.
• Drafting management discussion and analysis and notes to the financial statement disclosures in accordance with U.S. GAAP and SEC reporting requirements (if applicable).
• Analyze, research and conclude on new and proposed accounting, reporting and disclosure standards issued by the SEC and FASB.
• Managing the SOX internal control process in order support 404a and 404b.
• Coordinating with the tax provider on a quarterly basis for the tax provision.
• Analysis of peer company financial filings for best practice incorporation into the Company’s financial reporting.
• Ensure consistency of application of reporting principles among all subsidiaries.
• Responsible for the quarterly impairment process of definite and indefinite lived assets and the annual goodwill process.
• Coordinate quarterly memos (going concern, segments, related parties, etc.).
• Facilitate the development of technical competency of the group.
• Draft accounting policies and procedures for the group.
• Research complex accounting questions and document conclusions reached.

What would make me qualified?

The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:
• 7-10 years of accounting experience, preferably with Big Four public accounting firm.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
• CPA required.
• Pharmaceutical/Life Science/Biotech industry is preferred.
• An entrepreneurial, start-up mentality is required. The right candidate will be willing to dig in, work, and work directly with the business.
• Strong collaborative skills and ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
• Must have experience with SOX 404.
• Highly intelligent, entrepreneurial, mature, team-oriented, hard-working, and collaborative, and able to concurrently manage a large number of diverse and often complex issues and/or projects.
• Must be able to think strategically and operationally, and have the mental acuity to analyze situations and know when issues need to be escalated.
• Demonstrated maturity and judgment to know when to act independently and when to drive consensus. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills are essential as is the ability to lead through influencing and persuasion and to relate well to people in a credible manner.
• Have good professional ethics, rigorous work style and a high degree of dedication and responsibility, identify with corporate culture, dare to take responsibility, and strong execution.