SEC Accounting Manager
Solazyme - San Francisco, CA

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The SEC Accounting Manager primary responsibility will be implementing and maintaining internal control processes and procedures to be in compliance with SOX 404 as well as researching and documenting technical accounting issues, preparing and analyzing financial statements for preparation of the Company’s external financial statements. This position will be a key interface to other functional groups to develop and implement quarterly SOX 404 reporting procedures, contract review process, and corporate insurance management. This position will also assist in the preparation of quarterly financial filings, associated footnotes and other relevant information related to the Form 10-Q, annual Form 10K and other SEC filings as necessary.

Position Requirements:
B.S./B.A. in Accounting or Finance


Primary Responsibilities

SOX 404

Work with business partners, general accounting and external consultants to develop and implement policies & procedures to comply with SOX 404 requirements

Work with general accounting and functional managers, when necessary to maintain a structured quarter-end reporting process to ensure timely and accurate Investor reporting and SEC filings.

Evaluate and document internal control designs and operational effectiveness over financial close and reporting.

Work with legal to develop and maintain Stock Administration policy and procedures that is in compliance with SOX 404 and external reporting requirements

Other responsibilities:
Quarterly ASC 718 (formerly FAS 123R) calculation

Work with HR, legal and outside administrator to ensure efficient and effective operating process over ESPP, stock option grants, issuances, notifications, and reporting, in compliance with corporate policies and SOX 404

Contract review, summarization and development of operational procedures related to accounting for contracts

Coordination with outside Investment advisors to administer treasury operations in compliance with investment policy

Oversee risk management

Work with outside consultants to complete corporate tax returns and quarterly provision

Work with outside consultants on tax planning and other tax projects (R&D tax credit, excise tax, manufacturing equipment credits, state tax exemptions, etc.)

Research technical accounting and document accounting positions as appropriate

Key contributor to the quarterly and annual SEC report filings

Assist in the preparation of AC and BOD presentations, Earnings release and other management projects as required

Knowledge & Expertise:
CPA with 5+ years of public and private industry experience with progressively responsible financial management role

2+ years in environment with SOX 404 compliance

SOX 404 implementation experience

Oracle experience a plus

Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in the use of spreadsheet programs and other software applications for financial analysis and financial modeling

Ability to quickly acclimate to complex financial accounting applications.

Exceptional organizational and communication skills, including the ability to effectively present information to various levels of an organization.

Skills & Abilities:
Must be able to keep to deadlines at a fast pace without losing accuracy

Creative approach to problem solving. High aptitude for management, planning, and analyzing business situations.

Commitment to process improvement and the ability to think “out-of the box”.

Ability to self-motivate and function independently.

Ability to recognize performance quality and motivate others towards improved performance.

Excellent communication skills a must in order to interact effectively across functions within the company

The method for applying for this vacancy is online via the Solazyme’s home page at ; No other forms of application will be accepted.

Solazyme is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace. All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.

Solazyme provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Solazyme Human Resources department. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

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