Senior Director, Financial Reporting

Ann Arbor, MI
Jul 29, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Role Description 

The Senior Director, Financial Reporting is a key role with overall accountability and responsibility for all aspects of the SEC reporting, technical accounting and SOX compliance at Millendo Therapeutics, Inc. This role coordinates and prepares all SEC filings, researches and writes technical accounting memos, and helps builds the infrastructure, processes and controls to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.

This role will be based in Ann Arbor, MI.

This is a full-time role.


  • Plans, coordinates, and executes all external, SEC financial reporting processes and initiatives, including annual 10-K and quarterly 10-Q filings.
  • Leads SOX 404 compliance efforts, including implementation of SOX 404(b). Serves as the main contact for the Company‚Äôs external SOX consultants and external auditors.
  • Oversee equity compensation plans, including recording of stock-based compensation expense and tracking of option activity.
  • Monitor changes in US GAAP and SEC requirements and ensure accounting practices, reporting, and disclosures are in compliance.
  • Oversee the XBRL tagging process on applicable SEC filings.
  • Assists with monthly accounting close duties, as needed.
  • Other duties to support the CFO and VP, Finance as needed.
  • Directs the activities of one or more cross-functional areas and/or external service providers.
  • Consistently promote collaboration, positivity, accountability and resourcefulness.


  • Typically requires a minimum of 10 years of related experience and a Bachelor's and/or Master's degree including at least 5 years of successful leadership experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong current knowledge of US GAAP and SEC reporting rules and regulations.
  • CPA required, preferably with life science industry experience.
  • Combination of public accounting / private industry experience is ideal with recent experience working in a public company and recent experience working in a SOX 404(b) compliant environment.
  • Substantial experience in, and working knowledge of, authoritative GAAP accounting including composition of memos involving technical accounting and related research.
  • Must be able to understand job duties and responsibilities, have the necessary skills/knowledge and be willing and able to continue learning and growing within the field.
  • Must be skilled at managing a significant workload and obtaining positive results, taking on additional responsibility and managing priorities as needed.
  • Must be accurate, detailed, committed to high quality standards and pro-active in finding solutions to achieve successful outcomes.
  • Strong skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to produce accurate, punctual reports/information, as required and thoroughly share information with others. Must be able to read, write and speak effectively.

Reporting relationships

This position reports into the Vice President, Finance and works closely with the Finance, Human Resource and Legal teams.

We are an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We respect individual differences, embrace diversity throughout the organization, and value the unique strengths of each employee. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status.