Technical Accounting Manager

Posted on January 10, 2017


Job Title

Technical Accounting Manager


We are searching for a highly-skilled and motivated Technical Accounting Manager to join our growing accounting team. This position reports to the Controller and is a critical new hire. This individual will serve as our technical expert and is a key resource to stakeholders throughout the company.

Our Technical Accounting Manager will be responsible for technical research and accounting documentation over a variety of complex areas. The ideal candidate must have a strong technical accounting background, be flexible with change, have outstanding communication and writing skills, be attentive to details, and be able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Responsible for financial reporting and technical review of accounting issues to ensure compliance with US GAAP and other reporting requirements
  • Responsible for stock administration, including review of quarterly stock compensation expense. Calculate share-based compensation expense under ASC 718 and prepare related journal entries
  • Manage the preparation and maintain support for all areas of our external reporting process, such as EPS calculations, Statement of Cash Flows, Statement of Stockholders’ Equity and support binders
  • Lead the implementation of the new revenue recognition standard and work directly with the external auditors to ensure the Company's new revenue policies are appropriate in accordance with the new standard
  • Lead the coordination and management of all aspects of the Sarbanes-Oxley compliance requirements and audit engagement, including scope setting, updating key controls, implementation of controls, and managing the execution of the control testing
  • Streamline all processes for financial reporting, revenue accounting, contract review, and stock administration, while improving quality, timeliness and accuracy
  • Perform ad-hoc technical accounting research and provide guidance to GL Accounting team and other functional groups within the company
  • Assist in preparation of annual audits and quarterly reviews including interacting with auditors
  • Proactively identify, research, consult and draft technical memorandums on significant proposed and or completed transactions and issues


Essential Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance. Active CPA license
  • Minimum 3-5 years public accounting experience
  • AND 5-7 years technical accounting experience in a private or public company, preferably in life sci
  • Expert level knowledge in US GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley/internal control frameworks
  • Conceptual & pctical experience in researching, understanding and communicating technical actng issu
  • Experience building and managing a technical accounting team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and project management skills
  • Detailed-oriented, organized approach to performing and reviewing work
  • Experience with ERP implementation highly desired


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