Director of External Reporting

  • Creative Financial Staffing
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • May 02, 2021
Full time Executive

Job Description

Job Description


Our client, a growing publicly traded company is looking to hire a Director of External Reporting. This role will oversee preparation and filing of all external reporting (US GAAP, IFRS, and SEC). Great opportunity to make an impact with a growing company in a growing industry. This opportunity offers career advancement, development, and the ability to progress into other roles.


Why Take the Role:



  • Unlimited PTO
  • Casual environment
  • Company is growing like crazy!
  • Major player in their industry
  • Start-up feel, but publicly traded- so things are not siloed. Very exciting time to be a part of the company
  • Young, energetic, and driven team
  • Career growth
  • Working remotely during Covid

Primary Responsibilities of the Director of External Reporting:



  • Owns the preparation and review of external financial reporting (SEC, US GAAP, IFRS), including overseeing preparation of Form 10-Q, 10-K and other SEC filings including financial statements (balance sheets, income statements, statement of shareholders' equity, and statement of cash flows), footnote disclosures, and MD&A.
  • Ensure compliance with SEC reporting rules through the accurate and timely filing of required documents.
  • Assist to develop, maintain, and ensure compliance with internal controls related to global accounting policies and new accounting and reporting guidance issued by the FASB and the SEC
  • Support the calculation of stock-based compensation and earnings per share
  • Assist in preparing senior management and audit committee communications
  • Prepare Press Release financials, including GAAP to Non-GAAP reconciliations.
  • Assist with software implementation as it related to external reporting
  • Continuously strive to enhance and streamline reporting processes and controls
  • Assist management in other corporate areas such as financial planning and analysis, investor relations, treasury, acquisition due diligence and purchase accounting.
  • Lead and develop staff

Preferred Experience for the Director of External Reporting include:



  • B.S. or B.A. in Accounting
  • CPA
  • 10+ years relevant experience, including experience at a Big 4 or Mid-tier public accounting firm
  • Excellent analytical, technical, and auditing skills including proficiency in U.S. GAAP, IFRS, and SEC rules
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills