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(Sr.) Director of Technical Accounting/SEC Reporting

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 08/31/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Number: 384811

Job Description

(Sr.) Director, SEC Reporting and Technical Accounting

ABOUT THE COMPANY:   Our client synthesizes genes from scratch, known as “writing” DNA. They work in service of people who are changing the world for the better. In fields such as health care, agriculture, industrial chemicals and data storage, our unique silicon-based DNA Synthesis Platform provides precision at a scale that is otherwise unavailable to our customers.
LOCATION:  This position is in the office (Portland or South San Francisco) three days per week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday).
JOB DESCRIPTION: The Director, SEC Reporting & Technical Accounting will be responsible for managing all SEC reporting, filings and related analysis to ensure the accurate reporting of financial data in accordance with US GAAP.  The individual will be responsible for multi-tasking on many projects and deliverables. This position will have senior executive exposure and will work with auditors, lawyers and other specialists on a regular basis. The candidate will have a sustained reputation for putting the company first, as well as a values-driven work style where integrity and grit drive all behaviors, decisions and actions, SEC reporting experience (S-1, 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, XBRL), excellent project management skills, can work independently in a highly collaborative team environment and demonstrates a strong acumen with technical accounting research and consultations. This position will report to the Corporate Controller.
What You’ll Be Doing
  • Directs the preparation, review, and submission, of financial statements and other filings as required by government and regulatory agencies including the SEC.
  • Project manage all aspects of public reporting process: preparing financial statements, foot notes, MD&A, tie out binder and all auditor questions for 10Ks and 10Qs.
  • Manages the timely preparation and review of monthly, quarterly and year-end financial statements.
  • Lead relationship with external auditors, oversee preparation of technical accounting memos for management conclusions and audit purposes.
  • Provide guidance and oversight to accounting team for revenue recognition on all new contracts for 606 compliance. Twist has implemented ASC 606.
  • Implements and maintains with new accounting pronouncements under US GAAP / ASC
  • Monitor the effects and assessing/communicating the effects of assigned proposed accounting pronouncements and SEC regulations and supervise drafting and/or draft disclosures in the financial statements and footnotes.
  • Assist the Controller with all relevant corporate tax areas and be a liaison with the third-party accounting firm engaged in the corporate tax function.
  • Proactively identify, research, consult and draft technical memorandums on significant proposed and or completed transactions and complex issues.
  • Preparation of financial materials and other materials used in presentations to the Audit Committee, Board of Directors and Senior Management.
  • Oversee equity accounting and reporting including calculations for weighted average shares outstanding, diluted shares, EPS and stock-based compensation expense.
  • Assist the controller in managing internal controls and compliance programs and support SOX compliance in setting up narratives and control matrices.
  • Complete, document and communicate and/or present ad-hoc projects and analysis as assigned.
What You’ll Bring to the Team
  • Ability to work well with others, collaborative approach
  • 10-15 years of public accounting and industry experience required (minimum of 5 years in Big 4 public accounting)
  • Three or more years of prior managerial experience
  • Proven ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent required
  • Active CPA license is required
  • Working experience of using SEC filing software application
  • Ability to project manage and own their work product
  • Hard working, detail oriented and ability to motivate teammates
  • Professional and personable demeanor
  • Proven solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge of US GAAP
  • International experience
  • Experience and familiarity with biotech and technology manufacturing industry preferred
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite with strong Excel skills
  • Proficient experience in using Oracle, SAP or other comparable ERPs preferred
Determining compensation for this role (and others) at Vaco depends upon a wide array of factors including but not limited to the individual’s skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, office location and other geographic considerations, as well as other business and organizational needs. With that said, as required by local law, Vaco believes that the following salary range reasonably estimates the base compensation for an individual hired into this position in geographies that require salary range disclosure: $195,000-$235,000. The individual may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses. 
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