Director of Financial Reporting

New
  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Category:
    Accounting & Finance - Accountant - Financial
  • Job Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Job reference:
    US_EN_8_842887_2811419

To apply to this position please email your resume as an attachment to Andria Kozak at Andria.Kozak@parkerlynch.com In the subject line of your email type “Director of SEC reporting” No cover letter or introduction necessary

The Director of External Reporting is a managerial position within the Corporate Controller Organization and will provide leadership around the company’s external reporting function. The successful candidate will assist in the production of U.S. GAAP financial statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Additionally, this position will keep abreast of emerging SEC guidance and new and proposed U.S. GAAP accounting standards to ascertain the potential disclosure implications to the company’s financial statements.

Organization Structure and Interfaces

This position reports to the CFO. There is significant interaction with other managers and functional areas (e.g. investments, actuarial, tax, legal, investor relations and communications). The position will collaborate with business unit and functional teams for the end to end process in producing the consolidated financial statements and related disclosures as required by U.S. GAAP and the SEC. The successful candidate will have a high degree of interpersonal communications and be able to interact at the senior levels within the finance organization.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Responsible for assisting in the oversight of planning, coordinating and managing the production of the company’s annual and quarterly financial statements in accordance with US GAAP and SEC regulations (Form 10-Q and Form 10-K). This includes the coordination and preparation of all footnote disclosures as well as management’s discussion and analysis. This also includes the application of XBRL to the consolidated financial statements as required by the SEC.
  • Responsible for assisting in coordination with Investor relations for review of related documents such as the company’s quarterly press release and earnings slides.
  • Responsible for the preparation and adherence to the quarterly and annual detail close calendar and monitor adherence to the calendar.
  • Monitor US GAAP and SEC rulemaking and interpretations regarding proper presentation of financial statements and related footnote disclosures.
  • Provide training and development to the broader finance organization, where relevant.
  • Assist in preparing senior management and audit committee communications, where necessary.
  • Liaise with external auditors, legal counsel, Investor Relations, Communications and various team members within Business unit.
  • Recognizes researches and resolves SEC and GAAP reporting issues and is aware of current accounting pronouncements and developments on SEC Rules and Regulations.
  • Oversee and ensure compliance with Sarbanes Oxley Act where relevant. Design internal controls and execute controls already established.
  • What we’re looking for:

  • 10+ years’ experience in external SEC reporting.
  • Experience in financial services industry
  • BS/BA in Accounting or Finance.
  • CPA preferred.
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of XBRL tagging a plus.
  • Knowledge of CDM application a plus.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Excellent team player.
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