Director of Financial Reporting and Technical Accounting
Posted on: June 6, 2021
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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
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
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)
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
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