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Director External Reporting and Technical Accounting

Company: Akebia Therapeutics, Inc.
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Director External Reporting and Technical Accounting --- Finance Cambridge, MA ID: 9R-144 Full-Time/Regular Akebia Therapeutics, Inc., is looking for an experienced Director External Reporting and Technical Accounting who is an enthusiastic, strong leader. The Director External Reporting and Technical Accounting will report to the Chief Accounting Officer and will be responsible for all aspects of SEC reporting including the coordination and preparation of the 10Qs, 10-K, Earnings Press Release, and other ad hoc filings as well as technical accounting research related to new and proposed accounting standards and complex accounting transactions. Required Skills

  • Ability to learn and understand the Akebia business to add value to the External Reporting Processes.
  • Drive and manage the external reporting function to ensure the accurate and timely filing of the Company's SEC reporting requirements
    • preparation of the documents, includes but not limited to Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K as well as the financial portion of the proxy statement
    • preparation of all supporting documentation
    • managing the internal and external review of the documents requiring interfacing effectively with numerous individuals including external auditors and legal counsel
    • coordinating, reviewing and collecting comments on various drafts
    • coordinating and overseeing Disclosure Committee meetings
    • review and approval of XBRL tagging of financial statements and footnotes
    • filing of the documents with the SEC
    • Prepare quarterly earnings release financials and related disclosure and coordinate with Investor Relations for all draft versions
    • Oversee all technical accounting areas including but not limited to lease accounting, debit, intangibles and goodwill
    • Monitor the development and applicability of emerging accounting and reporting rules being deliberated by the SEC, U.S. GAAP, PCAOB, or other regulations
    • Perform technical accounting research as needed and prepare memos documenting conclusions and proper accounting treatment. Interact with external auditors with respect to accounting conclusions reached
    • Oversee the preparation and review of quarterly collaboration revenue
    • Collaborate with Business Development, Legal and Tax on business transactions.
    • Research, interpret and implement accounting guidance to ensure compliance with all U.S. GAAP and disclosure requirements
    • Oversee the preparation and review of the quarterly and annual U.S. GAAP disclosure checklists and any other relevant reporting questionnaires
    • Assist in the preparation of audit schedules for quarterly reviews and annual audit
    • Maintain external reporting calendar
    • Continuously work to enhance and streamline reporting processes and controls
    • Ensure compliance with SOX 404 by maintaining and executing effective internal controls over financial reporting
    • Educate internal staff and promote awareness of how accounting rules and regulations impact their day to day work.
    • Preparation of quarterly Audit Committee package Required Experience Basic Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance
      • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
      • 8+years of progressive accounting experience including 3+ years of SEC reporting experience either within a public company or audits of public companies
      • Supervisory experience Preferred Qualifications:
        • Big 4 experience strongly preferred
        • Experience with Workiva strongly preferred
        • Experience with Oracle Cloud/Fusion preferred
        • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
        • Thorough, comprehensive and current understanding of U.S. GAAP, financial reporting principles, and SEC regulatory requirements
        • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to interact and build relationships across all levels of the organization.
        • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to research and interpret accounting guidance and draft accounting memos to support conclusions.
        • Highly detail-oriented, organized, self-motivated, and proactive.
        • Strong work ethic and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
        • Maintain confidentiality over all finance and accounting matters and information Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. is a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutics for people living with kidney disease. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit our website at www.akebia.com . Akebia Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all job applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law.

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