External Reporting And Compliance Manager

Neoleukin Therapeutics, Inc. Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 2 months ago

External Reporting and Compliance Manager | Neoleukin Therapeutics


External Reporting and Compliance Manager


Responsible for the production and drafting of the Company's financial statement filings with the SEC (10K, 10Q, etc.) and leading the Company's SOX compliance effort. The role will also help design, implement, and oversee policies and processes. Strong exposure to GAAP, SEC reporting, and Sarbanes Oxley is required. This role works closely with finance and operational staff across the organization and is expected to be able to anticipate, address and resolve any accounting issues that arise, working closely with senior management to come up with solutions in a timely and effective manner.


External Reporting

  • Responsible for preparation, accurate reporting, and filing of SEC reports for a publicly traded company, including Forms 10K, 10Q, 8K.

  • Ensure compliance with SEC regulations and GAAP accounting.

  • Remain current on new pronouncements and technical accounting issues. Analyze, research and conclude on new and proposed accounting, reporting and disclosure standards issued by the SEC and FASB and prepare memorandums summarizing the impact on the Company and corporate accounting policy.

  • Prepare / review supporting schedules for quarterly and annual financial statements, ensuring reasonability and review/approvals for SOX compliance

  • Review quarterly press release, including critically assessing executive and investor information

  • Prepare quarterly financial statement disclosure checklist and review XBRL tagging

  • Coordinate with the legal, operations and other teams to consolidate required information for the management, discussion and analysis (MD&A) and proxy

  • Prepare and maintain the quarterly financial reporting calendar, including coordinating with external auditors and executives from the finance, legal and investor relations teams

  • Draft technical memos and succinctly present issues and conclusions to management for transactions

  • Work closely with the Controller to ensure complex and non-routine transactions are accounted for in accordance with US GAAP and appropriately disclosed

  • Work closely with external service providers to ensure annual tax provision and tax filings are completed in a timely manner


  • Lead the Company's SOX compliance effort

  • Partner with external service providers to oversee and manage the SOX 404 internal control and financial risk assessment, planning, walkthroughs, audit requests, control certifications / attestations, deficiency evaluation and remediation within all financial impacting cycles considering timing, approach, key events, systems, etc.

  • Work with controls owners to maintain Company's control framework, process narratives and flowcharts

  • Advise on SOX methodology, nature, timing and extent of testing and external auditor reliance

  • Lead system implementation impact assessments as they relate to key financial processes

  • Evaluate significant changes to internal controls on a quarterly basis

  • Supervise the reporting on the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting, in accordance with SEC and PCAOB requirements, and complete assignments timely in an efficient manner

  • Act as a business partner to key stakeholders and advise on process, risk, control, and compliance related challenges

  • Liaise with external auditors in the performance of their internal control activities


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting required

  • 5-8 years' experience in a public company environment and/or Big 4 accounting firm experience

  • 3+ years SEC Reporting Experience

  • Strong technical accounting skills and knowledge of GAAP

  • Working knowledge of the COSO internal control framework and a solid understanding of the concepts of control design and operational efficiency

  • Familiarity with GAAP research tools and the FASB codification

  • Active CPA designation required

  • Strong analytical skills and understanding of ERP systems

  • Working knowledge of XBRL

  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize work streams and strong attention to detail

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate (verbal/writing) effectively

  • Self-motivated and strong analytical / problem solving skills

  • Ability to collaborate at all levels of the organization, and across other functional areas

  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality

  • Capable of working in fast paced deadline driven environment

  • Life sciences experience preferred

  • Excellent oral, written, and medical communication skills required

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment

  • Ability to function at a high level in a team setting whether leading the group or contributing independently

  • Flexibility to adapt to changing needs in real time

  • Ability to build strong relationships with co-workers of various backgrounds and expertise

  • Excitement about the vision and mission of Neoleukin Therapeutics

Applications can be submitted to careers@neoleukin.com

Neoleukin Therapeutics is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or age, and Neoleukin will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of the above characteristics.

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