Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: RARX), is a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of serious diseases that are caused by excessive or uncontrolled activation of the complement system, a critical component of the immune system.
Reporting to the Controller, the Associate Director of SEC Reporting, Technical Accounting and Accounting
will be a key contributor in building a dynamic accounting and finance organization dedicated to financial integrity and focused on supporting our growth strategy.
Lead the quarterly and annual process for filing the Form 10-Q and 10-K (Edgar and iXBRL), including drafting and reviewing documents, ensuring quality while administering to strict timelines.
Assist with other periodic SEC documents, including, but not limited to Form 8-K, S-3, S-8 and Section 16 reporting requirements.
Ensure that the Company's public financial statements and other SEC filings are of the highest standards of quality, GAAP compliant and useful to management and the investing public.
Assist with press releases, including investor presentations.
Manage annual process for filing the financial statements and Form 5500 for the Company's 401K plan.
Lead the risk assessment under COSO 2013 framework
Maintain the Company's SOX compliance program, including monitoring the internal control environment for changes and identifying new controls to ensure the company is in compliance with SOX.
Ensure completeness and timelines of the Company's SOX compliance documentation.
Monitor the adequacy of design and the effectiveness of execution of the control framework to ensure that it sufficiently mitigates the risk over financial reporting operations, compliance, and information technology.
Provide technical accounting support to the finance organization.
Update/implement accounting policies and procedures to respond to changes in the Company's business, and SEC/GAAP regulations.
Assist with the financial close process; from coordination and communication of the close calendar through delivery of financial results to all stakeholders.
Identify process improvements and assist in the implementation of related processes and controls.
Perform all other related duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter with a strong work ethic and the ability to work well in a team environment. The position requires a deadline-driven individual with attention to detail who can handle confidential information sensitively.
Strong accounting and financial leadership experience of 7+ years total experience, including significant time in Public Accounting. Experience with a Big Four certified public accounting firm is highly preferred.
Experience in a development-stage biotechnology is highly preferred.
Experience with the SEC compliance issues of a public company.
Detailed knowledge of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, including JOBS Act requirements, specifically Section 404, and an ability to drive the Company's compliance with all relevant accounting and certification requirements.
Strong technical accounting acumen and well versed in U.S. GAAP, and SEC reporting.
Financial (IT) systems experience.
Aptitude for planning/managing deadlines.
Exceptional communication skills, including the ability to effectively present information to various levels of an organization.
Strong commitment to a team approach and awareness of team and individual success dependencies.
Creative approach to problem solving and the ability to think "out-of the box."
Ability to self-motivate and function independently, driven towards superior effort and performance and the desire to work in a very dynamic environment.
Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance
Active CPA certification and experience in public accounting.
A minimum of 6 year of experience in roles of increasing responsibility in the finance and accounting functions of a high-growth company, including responsibility for financial accounting, SEC reporting and internal management reporting.
Unquestionable integrity and personal ethics.
Sound business judgment.
Ability to listen, negotiate, guide and facilitate.
Ability to lead and operate effectively in a team-oriented business.
Tireless work ethic. Must be tenacious, with the emotional intelligence to know when to push harder and when to look for alternative approaches.
Confident and self-aware with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. Capable of quickly establishing credibility.
Intelligent, with excellent analytical and strategic skills. Good business judgment and problem solving skills.
Extremely well organized and objective oriented.
Excellent relationship building and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
To apply: Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
We provide a highly stimulating working environment coupled with a high level of intellectual challenge. We offer a very competitive salary and benefits program. Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing and leveraging diverse backgrounds. M/F/D/V