Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017 7:57 PM
Senior Manager, External Reporting and ComplianceJoin bluebird bioa€ (TM) s enthusiastic and collaborative team by contributing to the overall success of our novel gene therapy approach. Reporting to the Director of Accounting, Reporting & Compliance, this person will be responsible for the preparation of SEC filings, including 10-Qs and 10-Ks and coordination with general counsel with respect to proxy information and other miscellaneous filings. Additionally, this person will be responsible for researching and documenting all technical accounting positions and memos and will oversee all aspects of internal controls and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.About the Role:Prepare the Quarterly and Annual Reports on Form 10-Q/K and manage the internal and external review for these documents.Create and maintain SEC calendar to inform parties of necessary deadline adherence.Lead the Companya€ (TM) s program of internal compliance by establishing and monitoring appropriate internal controls and policies to ensure conformance and compliance with US GAAP and other statutory requirements including Sarbanes-Oxley.Monitor and ensure timely identification and compliance with evolving accounting guidance, provide US GAAP interpretation and prepare technical memorandums that document issues in a clear, logical and comprehensive manner. Communicate and explain accounting issues and evolving accounting guidance to the management team.Lead communications with external auditors on external financial statements and accounting issues to ensure auditor agreement with company decisions on accounting disclosures, and issues.Manage the coordination of annual audit and quarterly review activities of external auditors.Create, implement and maintain comprehensive worldwide accounting policy documents to improve clarity and consistency.Respond to all external reporting requests.Participate in other projects as required. About You: Bachelora€ (TM) s degree or higher in Accounting or Finance.CPA required.7+ years of relevant experience (preferably in a biotech environment) with at least 5 years of experience with a Big 4 accounting firm with heavy exposure to SEC and financial reporting.An excellent knowledge of US GAAP and SEC rules and regulations is required combined with the ability to research and propose company positions on complex accounting issues.The ability to clearly and concisely document technical accounting and reporting matters.Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage well through ambiguity and complexity.Ability to execute and follow-through to completion and documentation.Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment where results are achieved through influence and the incorporation of multiple points of view.Independently motivated, detail oriented and good problem solving ability.Excellent organizational skills, sufficient to multi-task in an extremely fast-paced environment with changing priorities.Excellent communication skills and ability to influence across multiple functions.Be ready to embrace the principles of the bluebird bio culture: b colorful, b cooperative, and b yourself..
• Location: Boston
• Post ID: 38676185 boston