Manager, Technical Accounting Operations

8 - 10 years experience  •  Biotech/Pharma

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/17/17
Foster City, CA
8 - 10 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/17/17

Job Description

The Manager of Technical Accounting Operations conducts/oversees technical research and accounting operations in various complex areas.  This role is ideal for an accounting professional looking to leverage his/her technical experience while also gaining experience in complex accounting operations and owning sections of SEC filings.  He/she will develop working relationships with cross-functional partners and various levels of management. 

Essential Functions

  • Act as subject matter expert on US GAAP and accounting policy matters related to capital markets transactions (e.g., debt), hedging instruments, share-based compensation, share repurchases, investments and other complex transactions
  • Manage monthly, quarterly and year-end close activities for assigned accounts (review journal entries and account reconciliations)
  • Prepare balance sheet variance explanations
  • Prepare SEC reporting schedules (statement of shareholder’s equity, statement of comprehensive income, debt footnote, etc.)
  • Work closely with internal and external auditors to support quarterly reviews and audits by providing timely accurate data and communication
  • Maintain appropriate internal controls for areas of responsibility
  • Interact with Tax, Legal, Treasury and various other functions within the company to provide accounting advice, updates on change in the guidance,  and support special projects
  • Lead statutory reporting for various legal entities
  • Assist with ad hoc research and other special projects

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • BA or BS degree in accounting or equivalent and 8+ years of relevant experience
  • An MBA/CPA/Chartered Accountantqualification is preferred
  • Experience in biotech or pharmaceuticals industry a plus
  • Experience in multi-national organization a plus
  • Requires in depth knowledge of US GAAP and general accounting policies and procedures
  • Clear communicator (written and verbal) required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft tools (Excel, Outlook, and Word) required



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