External Reporting and Technical Accounting Manager Jobs in Cambridge at Akebia Therapeutics, Inc

Job Description

Akebia Therapeutics, Inc., is looking for an External Reporting and Technical Accounting Manager who is enthusiastic, detail-oriented, organized and has a strong technical accounting background. The right candidate will be a team player and have the ability to think independently to solve problems. This position will report to the Director of External Reporting and Technical Accounting and will play a critical role in the preparation of the Company’s external filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, primarily our quarterly and annual filings on Form 10-Q and Form 10-K, respectively. The role will also be expected to effectively research technical accounting literature in order to address specific accounting issues that may arise as well as have certain monthly and quarter close responsibilities. This role will also support the annual audit, quarterly reviews and testing performed on internal controls by our external auditors.

Required Skills

Assist in the preparation of the Company’s external financial reports, including SEC reporting (Form 10-K’s, 10-Q’s, Proxy, etc.), earnings releases, and internal management reporting

Ensure compliance with all GAAP and related SEC financial disclosure requirements

Assist with the review of the XBRL process

Assist in the preparation of the quarterly consolidated statement of cash flows

Ensure that accounting policies and procedures adhere to new and existing reporting requirements

Draft accounting memos for various accounting matters as needed for external auditors (severance memos, impairment assessment, embedded leases, etc.)

Review material contracts to determine proper accounting treatment

Support the annual audit and quarterly review activities with external auditors

Support testing performed on internal controls internally and by external auditors

Assist with other ad hoc projects, such as performing research and leading implementation of new accounting standards, etc.

Prepare quarterly collaboration revenue calculations and related collaboration partner invoices

Support the CFO in the Company’s investor relations efforts and various communications

Providing suggestions and support for process improvements and opportunities for efficiencies

Required Experience

Basic Qualifications:

BA/BS or higher degree in Accounting or Finance

CPA required

4+ years of experience at a public accounting firm

Preferred Qualifications:

Public Accounting company

Must possess knowledge and understanding of US GAAP and SEC reporting

Excellent writing skills and attention to detail

Proficiency in Microsoft Office software including Word and PowerPoint and significant experience using Excel

Public accounting experience with Big 4

Experience in a public company

Experience in the biotech industry

Ability to manage multiple priorities, work cross-functionally and meet tight filing deadlines

Experience with Oracle Fusion

Job info:

Job Title: External Reporting and Technical Accounting Manager

Company Name: Akebia Therapeutics, Inc

Location: Cambridge

Experince: 5 – 7 years

Job Category: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech

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