New ABFO Open Job Posting - Sr. Manager, SEC Reporting, Technical Accounting and Controls - Cytokinetics

Sr. Manager, SEC Reporting, Technical Accounting and Controls 

Cytokinetics is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing first-in-class muscle activators as potential treatments for people with debilitating diseases in which muscle performance is compromised and/or declining. As a leader in muscle biology research, we’re developing small molecule drug candidates specifically engineered to increase muscle function and contractility. We take a purpose-driven approach by leveraging our unique muscle biology expertise to engineer compounds with specific characteristics aimed at treating diseases that impact muscle function, like heart failure, ALS and SMA.

We view our employees as the unequivocal ingredients to success. Each and every employee is an integral member of the Cytokinetics team, contributing to our shared goal of improving lives. While expectations of our employees are high, there is an equal commitment to ensuring that contributions are recognized and rewarded. We seek exceptional individuals to join us in our mission to develop the next generation of novel small molecule drugs specifically engineered to increase muscle function and contractility.

The Sr. Manager, SEC Reporting, Technical Accounting and Controls will report to the Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer. Responsible for external (SEC) reporting, technical analysis and implementation of significant accounting policies to ensure compliance with US GAAP and SOX 404.  This position coordinates filing documents and serves as liaison for disclosure to Investor Relations, Legal and Corporate Development. 


  • Manage the drafting of SEC reports in compliance with all SEC and US GAAP requirements.
  • Coordinate and manage all aspects of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance requirements, including scope setting, implementation of updated controls, and the execution of the control testing.
  • Research, evaluate, and document technical accounting and external-reporting implications of complex and non-standard transactions and effectively communicate requirements.
  • Maintain, update, and evaluate significant accounting policies.
  • Prepare the financial press releases and assist in review of financial scripts.
  • Work collaboratively with various business partners to ensure reporting timelines are met.
  • Assist with preparation and review of tax provision and tax returns.
  • Other duties and special projects and opportunities as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Excellent knowledge of US GAAP and SEC rules and regulations.
  • CPA, with five years of professional accounting experience, preferably in the biopharma industry.
  • Demonstrated ability to research, design and implement solutions on complex accounting topics.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with both external and internal partners.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to work independently.

Our passion is anchored in rigorous and diligent scientific and clinical approaches to the discovery and development of novel mechanism therapeutics. With gratitude for the commitments and convictions of our employees who are inspired by the courage of patients we aim to serve, we believe Cytokinetics will continue to be a pioneering, values-driven, sustainable, fully integrated biopharmaceutical company.



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