New ABFO Open Job Posting - SEC Reporting Manager, Cidara Therapeutics

Position Summary

The SEC Reporting Manager will be responsible for preparation and filing of all external financial reporting documents and related SEC filings.  The position requires that the candidate be a hands-on professional with a strong understanding of the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in a public company environment, experience managing and accounting for equity incentive plans, and strong interpersonal skills.  A SOX-compliant mindset, strong leadership, analytical, and problem-solving skills, and desire and ability to identify, recommend, and lead improvements are also critical skills.


  • Prepare and file quarterly reports (10-Q), annual reports (10-K), current reports (8-K), annual proxy, etc.
  • Administer and account for the Company’s equity incentive plans, including Options, RSUs, and PRSUs.
  • Identify complex transactions and emerging accounting standards (SEC, US GAAP, PCAOB, etc.) and research / prepare related technical accounting memos.
  • Maintain quarterly reporting schedule and coordinate internal (accounting team) and external (auditor) deliverables.
  • Prepare key monthly reconciliations, including clinical trial accruals.
  • Examine contracts to summarize key terms and determine appropriate accounting treatment.
  • Perform detailed review of the annual tax provision and tax return.
  • Adhere to internal control procedures and maintain related documentation.
  • Ensure compliance with Company accounting and internal control policies as well as GAAP.
  • Identify and participate in process improvements, financial system enhancements and special projects as needed.

Minimum Qualifications      

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
  • At least 5 years of progressive experience in an accounting role.
  • CPA required.
  • Public accounting experience (Big 4 preferred) and/or public biotech/pharmaceutical company experience.
  • Experience preparing and reviewing SEC-compliant financial statements.
  • Ability to work independently, coordinating priorities to meet deadlines.  Must have ability to set own pace and prioritize multiple projects and deadlines and adapt to changing work priorities.
  • Results oriented with strong accounting, financial, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of US GAAP and technical accounting knowledge.
  • Experience working with external auditors through quarterly reviews and year-end audits.
  • Strong organization, time management skills, and attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and possess the ability communicate effectively with employees of different levels.
  • Excellent team work and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to manage highly confidential material in an appropriate manner.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to drive results needed to achieve the company objectives in accordance with core principles.
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office Suite with advanced Excel skills.
  • NetSuite, EquityEdge Online, and Workiva WDesk experience preferred.

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