Associate Director, Technical Accounting and Reporting

Menlo Park, California
Competitive salary and benefits
May 30, 2018
Jul 30, 2018
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Associate Director, Technical Accounting and Reporting

GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is using the power of high-intensity sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop and commercialize pioneering products for the early detection of cancer. The company is located in Menlo Park, California and Hong Kong. It is supported by leading global investors and pharmaceutical, technology, and healthcare companies. For more information, please visit

The Senior Manager, Technical Accounting and Reporting is leading role in our Finance organization. They will influence our critical accounting policies and drive reporting and communication to executives and Board members. They possess the demonstrated expertise in the specialized fields of technical accounting and financial reporting.  They have a high propensity to take on new responsibilities in a rapid-growth environment to advance within the finance team.

You Will:

  • Interface with Management on complex technical accounting matters involved in developing the company’s position on complex, significant, unique, and judgmental accounting topics including preparation of the related technical accounting memos.
  • Research technical accounting issues, document and present matters to Management.
  • Proactively monitor current accounting and reporting trends.
  • Lead the Company’s efforts to Implement new or revised accounting pronouncements.
  • Prepare, review and deliver timely and accurate internal and external reporting documents in accordance with US GAAP.
  • Coordination of internal management reviews of information to ensure that all feedback is assimilated into submitted documents and disclosures.
  • Adhere to internal and external review and filing deadlines, including tracking and communication of status.
  • Support annual audit and quarterly reviews, including preparing of analytical review documents, to ensure timely and efficient fulfillment of all requests.
  • Partner with business process owners to maintain a strong internal control environment.
  • Provide leadership and training in establishing a strong control structure.
  • Lead and participate in special projects as necessary.

Your Background Should Include:

  • At least 8 years of highly technical accounting and reporting experience in a mix of medium to large publicly-listed companies and a Big 4 public accounting firm.
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP with experience in reporting to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience with IFRS accounting standards is a plus.
  • Ability to lead complex projects which require influence and implementation across business groups and functions.
  • Ability to coordinate third-party consultants on critical accounting and reporting projects.
  • Attention to detail, organized and thorough with desire for continuous improvement.
  • Must be able to effectively manage critical deadlines.
  • Must be a "self-starter" with a can-do attitude and a serious desire to have a positive impact on our company.
  • Track record of performance in a face-paced, high-pressure environment.
  • Strong day-to-day project management skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team, yet function well with independent responsibilities.
  • BA/BS degree in Accounting.
  • Active CPA certification.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.