SEC Reporting Manager

Location: San Diego, California - Hybrid
Category: Accounting & Finance
Employment Type: Direct Hire
Job ID: 5112
Date Posted: 08/02/2022

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About the Opportunity:

Sayva Solutions' finance and accounting practice is growing, and we have an exciting opportunity for a SEC Reporting Manager to make an immediate impact. You will be a key contributor and will be joining a high-caliber team of individuals and mentors in a life sciences environment that compensates well and promotes internally.


  • Preparation of SEC filings including 20-F, 6-Ks for FPI requirements or 8-K, 10-Q, 10-K, and 14A, etc. for domestic filer requirements, as applicable. Manage Form 3 and 4 filings, as applicable. Prepare and maintain XBRL tagging and review as part of SEC filings.
  • Prepare footnote support schedules, tie-out binders for SEC filings and disclosure checklists.
  • Support earning release process.
  • Prepare quarterly cash flow statement.
  • Administer and account for the Company’s equity incentive plans, including options, RSUs, ESPP.
  • Manage and account for the Company’s marketable securities/investment portfolio.
  • Identify complex transactions and emerging accounting standards (SEC, US GAAP, PCAOB, etc.) and research / prepare related technical accounting memos.
  • Stay abreast of SEC and FASB guidance and pronouncements.
  • Maintain quarterly/bi-annual SEC reporting schedule and coordinate internal (accounting team) and external (auditor) deliverables related to SEC filings and technical accounting memos.
  • Collaborate with the legal team to ensure compliance with SEC regulations.
  • Prepare key monthly reconciliations, including equity roll-forward and stock-based compensation and marketable securities for assigned accounting areas.
  • Examine contracts to summarize key terms and determine appropriate accounting treatment.
  • Develop, document, and maintain internal controls related to SEC filings and process and adhere to internal control procedures.
  • 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.
  • Completes ad-hoc financial reporting and analysis, as well as, special projects as needed, other duties as assigned


  • BA/BS degree in accounting or finance.
  • CPA required. Active license.
  • 6+ years of increasing finance and accounting responsibility, with a mix of public accounting and public company or pre-IPO company experience. Current SEC reporting experience is required.
  • Excellent knowledge of US GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), COSO, the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and XBRL
  • Experience preparing and reviewing SEC-compliant financial statements. Experience with FPI filing requirements is a plus but not required.
  • Previous experience in Biotech industry & public company experience, Big 4 or large regional experience preferred.
  • Previous experience with equity administration and equity/stock based compensation accounting required. Experience with Certent equity administration system preferred.

About Sayva: Sayva Solutions is an accounting, finance, and technology professional services firm whose focus is on long term relationships created through teamwork and doing what is in the best interest of others. By working with Sayva to identify your next career move, you will get the benefit of working with an experienced team who not only has a strong network of trusted clients, but expertise in the markets, and functions, we serve. We can provide insight on what your market value is, what companies have to offer, and what opportunities align best with your professional and personal goals. We are your trusted advisor throughout your search process and can help ensure you are prepared for interviews, have the information to make the best decisions, and receive a strong offer to land you that perfect job. Making a career move is not easy and can be stressful; Sayva can be your partner in making the process smooth, transparent, and rewarding.