Director of SEC Reporting and SOX Compliance

Akero Therapeutics

South San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Post Date: 04/14/2021
  • Website: akerotx.com
  • Company Address: 400 Technology Square 10th Floor, Cambridge, MA, 02139

About Akero Therapeutics

Akero Therapeutics is advancing new medicines designed to treat serious metabolic diseases by restoring metabolic balance.

Job Description

Summary: The Director of SEC Reporting and SOX Compliance Accounting will lead the Company’s integrated audit of internal control over financial reporting (ICFR) and SEC reporting processes. This position will be based out of our South San Francisco office and will report to the VP of Finance.

    Oversee all aspects of the Company’s ICFR and maintain the Company’s compliance with SOX 404(b) requirements
    Serve as the point person for the Company’s audit of ICFR
    Manage all aspects of the Company’s SEC financial reporting process, including primary drafting, editing and review with external counsel and auditors
    Participate in the accounting close process, specifically more complex matters requiring management’s judgement and in the external financial audit
    Partner with the Finance team in the recruiting and development of Finance staff, including one direct report
    Partner with other G&A management generally and on ad hoc projects.

 

Technical Requirements & Skills:

    First-hand and meaningful experience in the design and operation of SOX 404 compliant internal controls
    Experience managing an integrated audit of internal control over financial reporting preferred
    Significant experience in the drafting of ’34 Act SEC financial reports
    In-depth knowledge of GAAP accounting principles and best biotechnology industry practices
    Proficiency with Oracle NetSuite, Workiva and XBRL desired
    Advanced PowerPoint and Excel abilities
    Adept at analyzing situations and information, identifying significant elements and then explaining the central factors at work, both verbally and in writing
    Preference for working independently, remotely and in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment
    An optimistic and positive attitude towards others

 

 

Qualifications:

    At least 15+ years of combined experience in public and private biotechnology companies and Big 4 public accounting
    Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting and CPA designation required
    Additional advanced credential (MBA/CMA) welcome

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