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Director, SEC Reporting & Technical Accounting

Location
New York
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
1 Aug 2022
Work at ROCKET PHARMA and help cure rare diseases!

Rocket Pharma is a fully integrated, clinical-stage company advancing gene therapies with curative potential for multiple rare childhood diseases. Rocket places enormous value on people and considers team member progress and well-being to be as important as the progress of its pipeline. We are looking for hands-on team players who enjoy collaborating with colleagues. We share a passion for seeking gene therapy cures for devastating diseases and making a difference for patients. This is an opportunity to become an integral part of a small, highly productive team and to help grow an entrepreneurial, scientifically driven organization that is increasingly recognized as a leading biotechnology innovator. In addition to a competitive compensation package featuring a generous 401K match and stock options, the position includes excellent health benefits.

Rocket Pharma is seeking a top tier candidate for a Director of SEC Reporting & Technical Accounting with a positive attitude and highly motivated to learn and grow within a fast-paced organization. This position will be reporting to VP of Finance. We are seeking an enthusiastic, experienced and dedicated professional to be a key member of our finance team. This position represents a unique opportunity to provide accounting and finance expertise and work daily with a broad array of Corporate and segment level management on key issues. This position will be Rocket s SEC Reporting & Technical Accounting expert.

This person should have significant knowledge and experience in applying and interpreting technical accounting, reporting and disclosure requirements, as well as a good understanding of economics and business matters.
Responsibilites:
Lead Rocket s SEC reporting function owning the preparation and review of SEC filings, including Form s 10-K and 10-Qs.
Work cross-functionally on SEC reporting matters for preparation and review of financial statements, footnote disclosures, MD&A, and relevant disclosure checklists.
Drive the quarterly drafting and review cycle including the quarterly disclosure committee meetings and meetings with the leaders of the business functions.
Assist in the preparation and review of audit schedules for the quarterly reviews and annual audit.
Develop and monitor execution of an effective risk-based approach to internal controls including coordination of external auditors and outside vendors. Coordinate the SOX testing of all key controls and oversee the timely remediation of any deficiencies.
Research and document accounting positions for complex transactions.
Assist with evaluating the accounting consequences of potential transactions and provide input and suggestions to planned and proposed agreements and ventures.
Lead the monthly close process relating to lease accounting including technical accounting of new leases.
Follow emerging accounting issues and proactively analyze their impact on Rocket s results and financial position and lead implementation of new accounting standards.
Provide guidance and training on technical accounting issues to various constituents within Rocket.
Assist FP&A team with regular forecasts and budgetary process relating to relevant technical accounting transactions.
Assist IR Team with any questions relating to Rocket s financial statements and accounting positions.
Train and develop team members and provide periodic feedback to team members regarding performance and requirements.
Recommend and assist with implementing changes to Rocket s accounting policies and procedures.
Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance and CPA is required.
Minimum of 12 years experience, including national or large regional public accounting firm experience.
Strong technical accounting background with a thorough knowledge of US GAAP, SOX and SEC reporting standards, as well as experience with technical research and preparation of accounting position papers.
Revenue recognition accounting experience.
Ability to clearly and concisely document and effectively communicate complex. accounting and reporting issues to finance and non-finance personnel.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, multi-task efficiently and manage individuals.
Outstanding project management skills to establish and meet deadlines.
Excellent oral and written communications and analytical skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills, detail oriented, with high level of ethics and integrity.
A diverse workforce fosters innovation and strengthens Rocket s business. We ensure equal opportunity without discrimination or harassment in the workplace on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, citizenship, status as a protected veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state, and federal laws.

Full COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment at Rocket Pharmaceuticals.
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Details

  • Job Reference: 674030742-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Rocket Pharmaceuticals
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent