South San Francisco, CA
May 28, 2021
BRIS 1.107
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The Manager/Senior Manager, SEC Reporting will be responsible for preparing SEC filings, serving as the primary contact for the audit and quarterly reviews, leading the technical accounting efforts and assisting with the monthly close. This position will report to the VP Accounting, Controller.

Key Responsibilities:

SEC Reporting:

  • Compile financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows, statement of stockholders’ equity, footnotes) and other SEC disclosures
  • Prepare EPS calculations and checklist
  • Prepare Stock Based Compensation calculations and update ASC 718 memo on a quarterly basis
  • Review E-trade quarterly equity reports and vouch new grants/cancelations to support documentation
  • Review and approve XBRL tagging of financial statements under US GAAP
  • Prepare tie-out support for all SEC filings
  • Prepare/Review GAAP disclosure checklists
  • Ensure financial statements are prepared in accordance with US GAAP and SEC regulations, including newly issued accounting pronouncements
  • Ensure that all audit assigned PBCs are provided on a timely basis to the auditors and assist with answering auditor’s ad hoc request
  • Lead update of control process narratives and assist with internal SOX testing
  • Participate in the coordination and preparation of quarterly reports, annual reports, current reports, and proxy, including working cross functionally to collect information and input into SEC filings, coordinating, reviewing and collecting comments on various drafts, helping ensure appropriateness of disclosures, completing relevant disclosure checklists and reporting questionnaires
  • Maintain quarterly reporting timetable and monitor progress
  • Assist in administering the Disclosure Committee and follow-up
  • Assist legal team with Section 16 beneficial ownership form filings (i.e. Forms 3, 4, and 5)
  • Other duties as assigned

Technical Accounting:

  • Proactively monitor newly issued accounting pronouncement and manage the company’s timely implementation of relevant pronouncements
  • Identify complex transactions requiring technical analysis and perform research and prepare technical memos on the transactions

Monthly Close:

  • Provide support on the monthly and quarterly closes including preparation of reconciliations for more complex or technically challenging balance sheet accounts

Equity Administration:

Partner with legal and HR team on management of equity administration, including assisting with trading window management and equity-based compensation calculations



  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • CPA required


  • 5+ years of related experience required
  • 2+ years of public company experience required
  • Big 4/Public accounting experience strongly preferred
  • Biotech industry experience preferred
  • Experience with NetSuite, Computershare, and Equity Edge Online preferred


  • Strong technical accounting background with knowledge of US GAAP, SOX, and SEC reporting standards
  • High level of collaboration across the finance, legal, and HR teams and broader organization
  • Excellent attention to detail and writing, communication, and analytical skills
  • Able to successfully manage multiple projects with competing priorities and tight deadlines