New ABFO Open Job Posting, Manager, SEC Reporting, Leading BioSciences


Functional Area: Finance and Accounting
Job Type: Full-time
Required Education: BS degree in accounting
Area(s) of expertise desired: Public company experience, 4-6 years of relevant experience.

About Leading BioSciences

Leading BioSciences is developing novel therapeutics designed to improve human health through
therapeutic protection of the gastrointestinal mucosal barrier. Our initial focus is combatting the
interruption of GI function (ileus) following major surgery in order to reduce recovery times and shorten the duration of patient hospital stays. Additionally, LBS believes that its investigational therapies have the potential to prevent the formation of postoperative adhesions (reducing hospital re-admissions and additional surgeries), as well as to address the myriad health conditions and complications associated with chronic disruption of the gastrointestinal mucosal barrier.

Position Description

We are currently seeking a Manager, SEC Reporting to join our experienced accounting and finance
team in Carlsbad, CA. This newly created position will be responsible for and participating in a
variety of key finance and accounting activities, including SEC financial reporting, the development
and monitoring of policies and internal controls for compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, month-end
close, internal financial reports, clinical trial accounting, management of external audit, and other
administrative functions. We are looking for a strong team player who enjoys drug development and
has the ability to communicate and collaborate in an interdisciplinary environment.

Primary responsibilities of this position include:

  • Responsible for preparation of the quarterly and annual financial reports with the SEC,
    including drafting financial statements, footnotes and MD&A and the disclosure checklists
  • Assist with the preparation of other SEC filings (e.g. 8-Ks, offering documents, Form 4s)
  • Review XBRL tagging prepared by 3rd party service provider
  • Prepare quarterly equity compensation work papers to support equity and EPS footnotes
  • Prepare Consolidated Balance Sheet, Consolidated Income Statement, Statement of Cash
    Flows, Statement of Stockholders' Equity and Form 10-K and 10-Q support binders
  • Organize supporting documentation for quarterly reviews and the year-end financial
    statement audit
  • Manage SOX compliance efforts over financial reporting, stock compensation, and other
    assigned areas
  • Drives implementation of new internal control procedures, including updating internal
    documentation, as required
  • Interacts with external audit firm on internal control process
  • Assists with identifying process improvements, implementing changes and ensuring best
  • Works with internal staff on account reconciliations and month-end close
  • Assists team with monitoring clinical study and other key contracts to determine GAAP
    expense estimates for clinical trial and other contract accruals
  • Holds discussions with people outside of finance to ensure understanding and alignment
    between third party (contract) work being performed and the accounting impact of such
  • Assists with accounting research, including assessment of technical accounting standards on
    corporate transactions or agreements
  • Perform other tasks as requested, including ad-hoc analysis


Education and/or experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • CPA certification
  • Four to six years work experience; some public accounting experience is preferred
  • Strong technical accounting background
  • Combination of public accounting / private industry experience is ideal

Special skills/knowledge

  • Must be comfortable working in a small team environment
  • Hands on
  • Collaborative
  • Results-driven
  • High level of enthusiasm and energy
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility and integrity
  • Outstanding interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Advanced excel skills
  • Ability to thrive in a highly entrepreneurial, fast paced, and efficient environment
  • Strong written and communication skills; and an ability to work effectively with a diverse
    team of co-workers in a dynamic environment
  • Comfortable interacting with external stakeholders such as auditors, audit committee
    members and other consultants

Association of Bioscience Financial Officers

Interested candidates please contact Ryker Willie, Director of Finance and Controller at

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