Manager, Accounting

San Francisco, CA, United States
Aug 27, 2019
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Position Overview

Nektar Therapeutics has an exciting opportunity for a Manager, Accounting to join their Finance & Accounting Team.

Position Summary: Manages the preparation and filing of quarterly SEC financial statements (Form 10-Q's and Form 10-K's). Ensures the accurate compilation, analysis and reporting of accounting data in accordance with GAAP, including researching accounting issues and writing technical accounting memos . Manages the activities of certain general accounting functions. Acts as a lead liaison between the company, government, CPA and other auditors in providing the required information and ensuring that proper information is maintained for historical purposes. Creates and interprets reports and records for management. Supports management in the preparation of management reporting and financial analysis. Develops, implements, and maintains internal control systems, procedures and policies. May support the preparation of federal, state and local reports and tax returns. May select, develop, and evaluate personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

Responsibilities: Manages the preparation, review and filing of quarterly SEC financial statements (Form 10-Q's and Form 10-K's) and related XBRL files in accordance with GAAP and SEC disclosure requirements. Ensures the accuracy of financial and management reporting by independently completing trend analyses and reconciliation of balance sheet balances with transaction ledgers. Responsible for preparation and review of general journal entries and analyses for certain financial statement accounts. Reviews the accuracy of financial reports by analyzing variances between actuals and plan for significant and unusual activity. Assesses areas in which additional accruals may be necessary to cover the Company's business activities. Supports maintenance of the organization of accounts, departments and projects within the accounting systems to support all requested reporting. Develops and maintains reports to support financial and management reporting and other financial analysis. Leads coordination with the external auditors to explain the Company's financial reporting and accounting policies while satisfying the auditors' requests for analysis. Maintains thorough knowledge of new GAAP pronouncements to recommend and implement changes to policies, procedures and reporting in order to achieve compliance. Researches and prepares technical accounting memos and works with third-party valuation consultants as needed to support conclusions. Maintains thorough knowledge of SOX and related internal control expectations and responsible for maintaining related policies and procedures. Responsible for monitoring internal controls to ensure the accuracy of financial reporting and recommends corrective actions. Supports any computer system enhancements and implementations that might impact financial and management reporting. Performs other special projects related to analysis and activities requested by management, including supporting budgeting and forecasting activities. May provide regular performance feedback, development and coaching to junior accounting staff.

Requirements: A minimum of a Bachelors degree in a Finance or Business discipline is required. A CPA, MBA or other advanced degree is preferred. Equivalent experience may be accepted. A minimum of 8 years previous accounting experience, preferably in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry is required. Previous corporate accounting experience is required and SEC reporting experience, including XBRL filings, is highly preferred. A minimum of 4 years experience in public accounting is highly preferred. A minimum of 3 years experience at a publicly traded company is highly preferred. Must be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of GAAP and SOX requirements. Must be able to demonstrate a high attention to detail with an ability to independently prioritize and organize work assignments. Must possess excellent computer and analytical skills with proficiency in Excel and Word. Good communication skills both oral and written are required. Previous experience with JDE ERP and Business Objects reporting software are highly desired. Must be able to review and understand significant agreements as they pertain to the accounting group.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Nektar Therapeutics will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in the manner proscribed by the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.