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Manager of External Reporting and Technical Accounting

Job ID: BH505977

Category: SEC Reporting

Specialty: Accounting & Finance

Manager of External Reporting and Technical Accounting

Direct Hire

Job Location: Watertown (Hybrid, 2 days a week onsite)
Must be vaccinated

Hours: 40

Company Information, Industry, Size: BioTech

Interview Process: Virtual

Must Haves:

  • 6+ years of experience
  • CPA or on the CPA track


  • BioTech
  • Public Accounting experience from larger accounting firm.

Job Summary/Description:

  • Preparation and filing of all SEC reports (Form 10-Qs, Form 10-Ks, Form 8-Ks, Proxy Statements), including draft footnotes, coordinating disclosures with internal departments, and preparation of disclosure checklist to ensure accuracy and timeliness for the Company’s SEC filings.
  • User of SEC Reporting tool ActiveDisclosure software used to file SEC reports, including iXBRL review and compliance, and software proficiency and maintenance.
  • Maintenance of the quarterly reporting key dates, SEC reporting calendar and monitor progress against internal reporting timing.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of US GAAP and SEC rules and regulations. Research technical accounting matters and preparation of technical accounting memo to ensure compliance with US GAAP.
  • Keep current, research and evaluate in the implementation of new accounting standards and reporting rules and regulations as required.
  • Assist in the development of reporting capabilities including standard financial reports and management reports to support technical accounting determinations and senior leadership decision making.
  • Prepare requested analyses, reports and documentation to expedite an effective and efficient internal audit and external audit process and ensure SOX compliance.
  • Support with special projects and analyses, where necessary.


Primary skills and knowledge required include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Experience with technical accounting, research and reporting.
  • Advanced understanding of SEC reporting requirements and comprehensive and current understanding of US GAAP, including recently issued accounting pronouncements.
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley and internal control frameworks.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, attention to details and strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast paced environment.
  • Positive attitude, be flexible and a team player.
  • High integrity and exceptional work ethic.

Level of Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, finance or a related field.
  • Certified Public Accountant designation.

Number of Years of Experience in the Function and in the Industry:

  • 6+ years combination of corporate reporting industry experience and public accounting experience and recent public company experience. Big 4 or top tier national public accounting experience highly preferred. Biotechnology / pharmaceutical industry experience preferred.

The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Direct

Location: Watertown, Massachusetts