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Manager of SEC Reporting and Technical Accounting

Company Summary:

Personal Capital is the pioneer and market leader in digital wealth management, disrupting the traditional $30 trillion U.S. wealth management market. The company is a hybrid of technology driven advice complemented with human advisors, delivered virtually and directly to the consumer. Our free personal finance app is utilized by over a million users helping them track over $500 billion of their personal finances, all in one place. Our award-winning apps paved the way for our advisory firm, which now manages over $8 billion in personalized investment portfolios for families in the U.S.

Personal Capital has raised over $200 million in capital from accomplished financial and strategic investors (IVP, Venrock, Crosslink, Corsair, Blackrock, BBVA, USAA, IGM/Power) to execute on its vision.

Position Summary:

The Manager of SEC Reporting and Technical Accounting is responsible for providing technical expertise and support for the SEC filing and compliance related reporting and technical accounting functions for a pre-IPO company. This individual will frequently interact with accounting staff, legal, and other stakeholders across the organization. This hands-on role requires critical thinking skills, strong attention to detail, and excellent written communication skills. This position offers the successful applicant the opportunity to leverage a strong background in technical accounting and SEC reporting with the intensity and dynamics of a rapidly growing financial technology company.

Essential Functions:
• Evaluate the accounting treatment for all significant accounting transactions, research and implement relevant accounting standards, and draft technical accounting memorandums on significant and complex transactions to support accounting positions.
• Review contracts to identify technical accounting matters and ensure compliance with corporate and accounting policies.
• Lead the preparation of all SEC financial filings (Form 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K), including the review and preparation of all related consolidated financial statements, footnotes, disclosures and MD&A. Coordinate with third-party entities and firms in completing certain tasks such as technical accounting matters, fair value re-measurements, external reporting, and compliance.
• Review or prepare schedules, journal entries, and reconciliations as it relates to revenue, equity, and other technical accounting responsibilities.
• Prepare data and other supporting information requests as needed for audits and reviews conducted by internal and external auditors.
• Ensure SOX compliance by maintaining effective internal controls over the financial reporting process
• Maintain, update, and evaluate new accounting policies and procedures in line with new pronouncements, as needed.
• Implement and maintain SEC reporting tool.
• Review and prepare benchmarking analyses.
• Take an active role within the Accounting organization to drive goal achievement, while evaluating and recommending process improvements.
• Assist with other special projects or activities, as needed.

• 5+ years of relevant experience required. Big 4 public accounting firm experience preferred, but not required.
• Advanced working knowledge of U.S. GAAP and SEC reporting requirements and research.
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting (or equivalent) required.
• Active CPA license.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, advanced Excel skills.

Preferred Experience and Skills:
• Exposure to revenue (ASC 606) and warrant accounting.
• Fin-tech and B2B partnership experience.
• Ability to implement changes in a rapidly scaling/growing environment.
• Sarbanes-Oxley 404 public accounting or industry experience.
• Excellent professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
• Strong project management skills with the ability to anticipate events, prioritize assignments, deal with interruptions, and meet deadlines in a fast paced and growth oriented environment.

Location: Redwood Shores, CA

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