GCP Applied Technologies Director of SEC Reporting & Technical Accounting in Cambridge, Massachusetts


The Director of SEC Reporting and Technical Accounting is a senior leader in the GCP Applied Technologies Accounting & Finance organization. The individual in this role is responsible for all oral and written communication with senior leadership and external auditors for technical accounting, reporting and controls topics. As the subject matter expert on all technical accounting, the Director is responsible for all research, documentation, implementation of U.S. GAAP and SEC pronouncements and disclosures as well as working with the international team on local reporting differences. This position manages the preparation and filing of all quarterly and annual SEC documents, the accuracy and completeness of financial information disclosed in press releases and assists with statutory reporting as needed. The position also oversees Management’s responses to control findings and monitors updates to controls documentation.

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee the SEC reporting process, including filings of 10K, 10Q, 8K’s and other SEC- related filings and coordination with legal, investor relations, tax and treasury

  • Provide guidance on technical accounting issues and work closely with the business to provide support on specific accounting interpretations.

  • Participate as a member of the Finance Policy Committee, ensure global corporate accounting policies are appropriate and up to date.

  • Drive the implementation of new US GAAP requirements throughout the global organization, including revenue recognition, lease accounting, etc.

  • Be the key liaison with the external auditors on the integrated audit and with other external parties.

  • Serve as a key member of the Disclosure Committee

  • Collaborate with and support the key members of the leadership team

  • Participate in audit committee meetings and in preparing related board materials

  • Ensure clear and concise written documentation of accounting conclusions, accounting policies and management’s response to control findings

  • Lead technical accounting research, prepares technical accounting memos and communicates technical accounting conclusions

  • Provide interpretation of new FASB and SEC rules and regulations and their effect on the business

  • Oversee documentation of valuations of intangible assets and contingent consideration

  • Work with Internal Audit to complete annual SOX audits, including testing and documentation

  • Manage, mentor, and develop a team of three

  • Maintain a positive, results orientated work environment and builds partnership

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 12 years of experience including a minimum of 5-8 years of prior “Big 4” public accounting experience with experience/exposure to SEC reporting, revenue recognition, Non-GAAP reporting requirements, financial analysis, account reconciliation and the close process

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

  • Excellent oral and written communications and strong presentation skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Strong knowledge of GAAP and SEC Reporting Requirements

  • Working experience with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements

  • Ability to analyze problems, actively strategize to resolve such problems, solid organization skills, and a proven track record of process improvement and standardization

  • Experience with multinational companies and enterprise-wide applications, accounting and reporting systems (such as SAP)

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment

  • Experience with PowerPoint

  • Minimal travel

  • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities