SEC Financial Reporting Analyst

Deerfield, IL 60015

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Accounting Job Number: Na392928613 Compensation: $100000-120000 / year

Job Description

Title: SEC Reporting Analyst

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Hire Type: Direct Hire

Job Summary:
The SEC Reporting Analyst will play a crucial role in ensuring the accuracy and compliance of our financial reporting to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of SEC regulations and accounting principles, along with exceptional analytical and communication skills. This position requires the ability to work independently, meet tight deadlines, and collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.

Job Duties:
1. SEC Reporting Compliance:
  1. Prepare and review financial statements, footnotes, and other required disclosures in accordance with SEC regulations (e.g., Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, etc.).
  2. Ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and SEC reporting guidelines.
  3. Monitor changes in SEC regulations and accounting standards to ensure accurate and up-to-date reporting.
  4. Coordinate with internal stakeholders to gather relevant financial data and supporting documentation for SEC filings.
  5. Conduct research and analysis to resolve complex accounting and reporting issues.
2. Financial Analysis and Data Validation:
  1. Analyze financial data to identify trends, anomalies, and potential errors.
  2. Perform data validation and reconciliation to ensure accuracy and consistency of financial information.
  3. Collaborate with internal teams to obtain necessary information and resolve discrepancies.
  4. Assist in the preparation of financial schedules and exhibits for SEC filings.
3. Disclosure Controls and Procedures:
  1. Develop and implement effective disclosure controls and procedures to ensure the accuracy and completeness of financial reporting.
  2. Monitor and enhance internal controls related to SEC reporting processes.
  3. Identify control gaps and propose solutions to mitigate risks and improve efficiencies.
  4. Work closely with internal audit and external auditors during the audit process.
4. Stakeholder Communication:
  1. Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Finance, Legal, and Investor Relations, to gather relevant information and ensure consistency in messaging.
  2. Assist in preparing presentations and materials for senior management, board meetings, and investor conferences.
  3. Respond to inquiries from internal and external stakeholders regarding SEC filings and financial disclosures.
5. Continuous Improvement:
  1. Identify opportunities for process improvement, automation, and streamlining of SEC reporting activities.
  2. Propose and implement enhancements to reporting templates, systems, and workflows.
  3. Stay abreast of emerging accounting pronouncements and SEC rule changes to proactively address their impact on financial reporting.

  1. Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. CPA certification is preferred.
  2. Solid understanding of U.S. GAAP and SEC reporting requirements.
  3. Experience in SEC reporting and financial analysis, preferably within a publicly traded company or public accounting firm.
  4. Proficiency in financial reporting systems and tools.
  5. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with acute attention to detail.
  6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present complex financial information clearly and concisely.
  7. Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  8. Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  9. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and Word.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. 


Meet Your Recruiter

Erik Butzen
Technical Recruiter

Erik Butzen is a skilled and compassionate Senior Recruiter passionate about empowering individuals to advance in their careers. With two years of dedicated service at Sterling, Erik has already significantly impacted the organization's talent acquisition efforts.

Having honed his expertise over five years in the field of recruiting, Erik possesses a deep understanding of the industry's intricacies. His journey began with the desire to assist individuals in finding opportunities that would propel their professional growth forward.

As a Senior Recruiter, Erik takes great pride in his ability to help people make meaningful advancements in their careers. Whether it's guiding a candidate through the interview process, providing valuable insights into the job market, or matching the right talent with the perfect role, Erik is committed to positively impacting the lives of those he interacts with.

One of Erik's most valuable pieces of advice to both hiring managers and fellow recruiters is to ask a lot of questions. Understanding the needs and expectations of both candidates and employers is essential to finding the best fit for both parties.

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