Job Opportunity

Associate Director, SEC Reporting & Technical Accounting

Location: San Diego, California, United States of America
Department: Finance
Employment Type: Regular
Reference Number: R55

The Associate Director, SEC Reporting & Technical Accounting will oversee the SEC reporting function, technical accounting research and positions, and SOX compliance of Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. (the "Company"). This role will require a deep understanding of U.S. GAAP, SEC guidance and SOX 404 requirements, strong analytical skills, written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to develop relationships and work cross-functionally. The ideal candidate is highly motivated, detail-oriented, and can help identify and develop best processes and practices to help support growth of our team and the Company. 

Your Responsibilities

Plan, coordinate and execute all external, SEC financial reporting processes and initiatives, including related activities such as:

  • Prepare annual, quarterly and periodic reports (i.e., 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K), and coordinate reviews and lead meeting discussions over such documents with the Executive Leadership Team, Disclosure Committee, Audit Committee, and external auditors

  • Prepare the Company's annual proxy statement, including the related directors' and officers' questionnaires, ensuring compliance with all disclosure requirements and coordinating the annual meeting of shareholders

  • Prepare financial analyses and ad-hoc materials for audit committee and board of director meetings 

  • Perform technical accounting research around new accounting standards and complex accounting issues, and prepare technical memorandums to support the Company's positions

  • Key team member for first time commercial launch biotech company, evaluating accounting standards, disclosures, and our internal control environment for product sales, inventory, and gross-to-net considerations

  • Lead SOX 404b compliance efforts, by designing and implementing new internal controls as needed, monitoring ongoing performance and compliance of the Company's SOX procedures, ensuring appropriate documentation (narratives, risk assessments, testing results etc.), and identifying exceptions and conducting remediation efforts as needed. 

  • Coordinate directly with external auditors and facilitate quarterly review and year-end audit procedures

  • Proactively strive for process improvements to enhance financial reporting processes and implement best practices

  • Assist with monthly accounting close duties, as needed

  • Lead other special projects as required, and other duties to support the finance function


What is Required

  • 10+ years of accounting experience; combination of public accounting / life sciences industry experience is ideal.

  • CPA Required 

  • Experience with Workiva, Active Disclosure, or other financial reporting platform

  • Experience working in a SOX 404(b) compliant environment 

  • Substantial experience with and knowledge over U.S. GAAP, SEC guidance and SOX 404 requirements

  • Experience at a commercial biotechnology company is a plus

  • Strong time management and organizational skills 

  • High degree of attention to detail 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 

  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks 


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