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Financial Reporting Director

Company: Ancestry
Location: Lehi
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

About Ancestry: When you join Ancestry, you join a human-centered company where every persons story is important. We believe that by discovering the struggles and triumphs of our past, we can foster deeper bonds and more meaningful connections among families and communities. Our talented team of scientists, engineers, genealogists, historians, and storytellers is dedicated to empowering customers around the world from all backgrounds on their journeys of personal discovery.
With more than 27+ billion digitized global historical records, 100 million family trees, and 18 million people in our growing AncestryDNA database, Ancestry helps customers discover their family story and gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Passionate about dedicating your work to enriching peoples lives? You belong at Ancestry.
The Director of Financial Reporting and Technical Accounting is a key member of the Ancestry Finance family and the Accounting leadership team. In this role, you will report to the VP, Accounting and will be expected to take ownership of the companys financial reporting and technical accounting processes. You will have two direct reports and will be empowered to develop people, processes and tools into a reporting/technical accounting capability that is second to none.
You are the Companys expert in U.S. GAAP and SEC reporting. You are respectful of the views of others, and you value constant learning and continuous improvement. You are an excellent communicatorespecially when it comes to writing and presenting technical information in a clear and concise manner. You are willing and able to dive into the details without losing the big picture. You are organized, and you effectively manage cross-functional projects to critical deadlines. You care about the business and simply want to add value and have fun in a dynamic environment while surrounded by awesome people. You know what it takes to be a public company and youre driving internal efforts to prepare and maintain IPO readiness. What You Will Do:

  • Prepare quarterly financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP, while maintaining meticulous support to ensure completeness and accuracy (including GAAP checklists).
  • Support the quarterly earnings process by preparing earnings releases and by partnering with investor relations, FP&A, Legal, Treasury and others to prepare other materials (e.g. CEO/CFO scripts, Q&A, investor presentations).
  • Prepare materials for the quarterly Audit Committee meetings of the Board of Directors.
  • Monitor activity of the FASB, SEC and other authoritative bodies to identify the potential impact of new pronouncements.
  • Lead the implementation of new accounting standards.
  • Support the annual external audit and quarterly reviews.
  • Assist the Company in preparing and maintaining IPO readiness.
  • Evaluate complex transactions and other accounting issues and write technical accounting position papers.
  • Update and maintain documentation regarding the Companys accounting policies.
Who You Are:
  • 9+ years of experience directly related to SEC financial reporting and technical accounting; previous S-1 preparation/filing experience highly desired
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA certification
  • Public accounting experience (Big 4 experience preferred) with integrated audits of SEC clients
  • Thorough understanding of U.S. GAAP, a strong understanding of SEC reporting requirements, and capability of researching and applying both in a practical manner
  • Knowledge of XBRL (extensible Business Reporting Language) tagging
  • Significant experience in completing GAAP checklists and communicating with external auditors
  • Strong MS Office skills
  • WDesk, Oracle, and IBM Planning Analytics experience a plus
Additional Information: Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition, Ancestry will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law. For San Francisco office candidates, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ancestry will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
Ancestry is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Ancestry via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Ancestry. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Ancestry as a result of the referral or through other means.

Keywords: Ancestry, Lehi , Financial Reporting Director, Other , Lehi, Utah

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