Manager Of SEC Reporting & Technical Accounti

Harvard Bioscience, Inc. Holliston , MA 01746

Posted 7 months ago

About Harvard Bioscience:

Harvard Bioscience (Nasdaq: HBIO) has roots dating back to 1901 when Harvard Apparatus was founded out of Harvard University Medical School by Dr. William Porter with the promise to create and provide the highest quality equipment and instruments for the medical research markets.

Today the company is a leading worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of scientific instruments, systems software, and services used to advance life science for basic research, drug discovery, physiologic monitoring, clinical and environmental testing.

With revenues over $120 million and 560 employees, our products are sold to thousands of researchers in over 100 countries through our global sales organization, websites, catalogs, and through distributors including Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., VWR, and other specialized distributors.

We have sales and manufacturing operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Spain, France, Canada, and China.

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Harvard Bioscience has an opening for the position of Manager of External Reporting at its corporate headquarters in Holliston, MA.


Title: Manager External Reporting and Corporate Accounting

Location: Corporate headquarters, Holliston, MA

Manager: Vice President, Corporate Controller & Investor Relations. In addition will work closely with business unit controllers, CFO, and present to the Audit Committee

Direct Reports: 1 or more

Compensation: Base salary range $100,000 - $120,000 per year plus comprehensive benefit package and eligibility for bonus and equity

General Description:

  • External Reporting / Audit Committee:

o Be responsible for the preparation of all externally distributed financial reports with respect to the company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries. This includes the preparation of SEC forms (10K, 10-Q, 8-K, S-3, Proxy, etc.).

o Ensure financial statement footnotes and related disclosures are in compliance with applicable standards.

o Assure compliance with the financial disclosure requirements for the Company by being a subject matter expert and having a thorough understanding of all authoritative literature as it relates to financial reporting for public companies.

o Review and update financial reporting COSO documentation for Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) certifications.

o Present on various matters to the Audit Committee on Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) control status, technical accounting related to revenue recognition, lease accounting, pension, etc.

  • Corporate Accounting, Internal Controls and Operations

o Manage corporate consolidations and reporting for the total company.

o Take leadership role in documenting and implementing the company's position on various complex accounting matters including revenue recognition and inventory, purchase accounting, impairment, stock compensation, etc. Support business sites on cycle count, revenue recognition, etc.

o Be responsible for ensuring that accounting policies and procedures adhere to new and existing reporting requirements while establishing internal processes to accurately compile information for disclosures.

o Exercise judgment within defined policies and authoritative literature to determine appropriate action related to company transactions. Assess implications of new accounting standards on accounting organization and work on associated projects to implement.

o Other Ad Hoc projects

Required Background and Experience:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

  • Minimum 5 or more years of experience in a public accounting firm, preferably in Big 4, with minimum 3 years of experience with SEC reporting

  • Ability to work within tight deadlines and effectively balance workload

  • Excellent writing and communication skills and strong project management capabilities, with a keen attention to detail

  • Strong leadership, bias for action, problem solving and analytical abilities

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting preferable

  • Experience in a multinational company preferable

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