Manager, SEC Reporting

Accounting Los Angeles, California Remote - United States


Description

Position at J2 Cloud Services

Manager, SEC Reporting

 

J2 is looking for a Manager, Financial Reporting (SEC Reporting) for its recently announced spin-off of Consensus, a publicly traded company. The successful candidate will be a seasoned professional with experience in SEC Reporting and US GAAP for our $300mm+ revenue and growing company. You are an experienced SEC Reporting candidate with ability to work on a global scale. You’ll need to be entrepreneurial and opportunistic, with the ability to work cross functionally with other departments. This role is located in our Los Angeles office.

 

POSITION SUMMARY STATEMENT:

The Manager, Financial Reporting (SEC Reporting) will be responsible for assisting the VP, Financial Reporting (SEC Reporting) with financial reporting and analysis, including but not limited to Internal and External Reporting ("SEC Reporting"), Consolidation Analyses, accounting research and other special projects. This position will work closely with the department head during month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close cycles, with the preparation of SEC filings (10Q and 10K), and will be responsible for the preparation and review of journal entries, account reconciliations, consolidation analyses, and other analyses as needed. In addition, this role will assist in accounting research and writing and reviewing technical papers ("white papers") accordingly.

This person must have excellent communication skills and be comfortable with dealing with upper Management (Directors, Vice Presidents and Senior Vice Presidents).

 

DETAILED RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES:

  • Manage the SEC reporting XBRL process from beginning to end and work with the 3^rd party vendor accordingly. 
  • Will be responsible for accounting for share-based compensation and other areas, and must be comfortable with using Oracle.
  • Must be comfortable working with peers and upper management (VP and SVP) through challenging situations and when requesting pertinent information for the quarterly and annual SEC filings. 
  • Must be able to research pertinent FASB and SEC guidance related to complex accounting matters while ensuring timely and accurate resolution. 
  • Manage the preparation of technical accounting papers, policies and procedures. 
  • Responsible for researching all new accounting pronouncements and then presenting to the Corporate Accounting Team. 
  • Manage review comments on draft SEC reports (10Q and 10K) and work with external auditors accordingly to ensure all SEC review comments are addressed. 
  • Must be able to work with both internal and external SEC counsel to ensure the 10Q and 10K are compliant with SEC regulations. 
  • Ensure Sarbanes-Oxley controls are being properly performed within the department, and assist with periodic SOX testing/reporting requirements facilitated by Internal Audit/External Auditors. 
  • Responsible for managing the transaction support process and ensuring that all material global and corporate transactions are being properly accounted and disclosed. 
  • Responsible for providing accounting guidance for material transactions and working with various departments including but not limited to Tax, Accounting, FP&A and others to facilitate completion.
  • Communicate and lead discussions with auditors and controllers as deemed necessary.
  • Assist the consolidation team Controller with special projects as needed. 
  • Will participate in the monthly close process, including preparing and reviewing journal entries. 
  • Will prepare financial statement analysis as needed.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Skills:

  • Strong accounting skills and experience
  • Strong data management, analysis and analytical skills with the ability to produce ad-hoc or standardized reports
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including exceptional presentation delivery 
  • Team player and the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of staff and management
  • Strong project management skills
  • Exceptional troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Detailed oriented, self-motivated, and with the ability to properly prioritize and manage time

Experience:

  • 5-7 years of accounting experience with a combined corporate and public accountingexperience OR public accounting experience only
  • SEC Reporting Experience
  • Experience or knowledge with XBRL 
  • Expert level knowledge in all MS Office applications, particularly in Excel, including the ability to perform pivot tables, VLOOKUP and high-level functions and formulas
  • Solid proficiencies utilizing or understanding of large ERP and large accounting software (i.e., Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (BS/BA/BBA) degree in Accounting
  • CPA or CPA equivalent

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