Manager (Senior) Technical Accounting & SEC Reporting - Berkeley, CA | Biospace
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Manager (Senior) Technical Accounting & SEC Reporting

Dynavax Technologies

Berkeley, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Finance, Manager,

Job Description

The incumbent in this position will be accountable for all aspects of SEC reporting, technical accounting research related to new and proposed accounting standards and complex accounting transactions, the Company’s SOX compliance efforts, preparation for and interaction with external auditors and stock based compensation. This position also contributes significantly to the monthly close process, coordination and review of federal and state tax returns and special projects.

•   Manage the external reporting function to ensure the accurate and timely filing of the Company’s SEC and other regulatory reporting requirements, including preparing the documents, managing the internal and external review of the documents and filing of the documents including review and approval of XBRL tagging. Includes but not limited to Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, S-3, S-8 and Section 16 Reporting as well as the financial portion of the proxy statement.
•   Assist in the preparation of audit schedules for quarterly reviews and annual audit.
•   Maintain external reporting calendar, including scheduling and coordination of independent auditors, SOX 404 consultants, and tax advisors.
•   Prepare quarterly Audit Committee materials.
•   Primary liaison to financial printer.
•   Manage the Company’s SOX compliance efforts including maintaining the internal control documentation, implementing new controls as necessary and managing the Company’s external SOX consultants including the coordination of testing and review of the related work papers.
•   Perform technical accounting research as needed and prepare memos documenting conclusions and proper accounting treatment. Interact with external auditors with respect to accounting conclusions reached.
•   Active role in updating/implementing accounting policies and procedures to respond to changes within the Company and industry, SEC/GAAP regulations and SOX 404 requirements.
•   Manage preparation of the Company’s stock based compensation expense, EPS calculation and statement of cash flows.
•   Assist in coordination and review of federal and state tax returns.
•   Subsidiary reporting:
•   Ensure subsidiaries are compliant with US GAAP; review accounting for revenue recognition and foreign currency transactions.
•   Monitor foreign statutory requirements.
•   Assist Controller with maintenance of intercompany arrangements, transfer pricing agreements, and other key agreements.
•   Other special projects as required.
•   Support the organization in maintaining a work environment focused on quality and that fosters learning, respect, open communication, collaboration, integration, and teamwork.
•   Other duties as assigned.


•   BA/BS in business, accounting, or related field.
•   CPA license required.
•   The Manager will have 5 years of increasingly responsible accounting and reporting experience. The Senior Manager will have 8+ years’ experience.
•   Computer skills: good working knowledge of Excel and Word.
•   Personal attributes include:
•   High level of attention to detail, aptitude for planning/managing deadlines.
•   Maintain confidentiality over all finance and accounting matters and information.
•   Exceptional communication skills, including the ability to effectively present information to various levels of an organization.
•   Creative approach to problem solving and the ability to think “out of the box”.
•   Ability to self-motivate and function independently, driven towards superior effort and performance and the desire to work in a very dynamic environment.  
•   Strong commitment to a team approach, and awareness of team and individual success dependencies.

Additional knowledge and skills desired, but not required:
•   Biotech industry experience preferred.
•   2+ years’ SEC reporting experience within a public company is preferred.
•   Experience with a Big Four certified public accounting firm is highly preferred.
•   SOX 404 implementation and compliance experience a plus.
•   Experience with Equity Edge and RR Donnelley Active Disclosure preferred.