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Senior Manager, SEC Reporting

Milpitas, California, United States
Start date
Jun 12, 2024

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Administration, Accounting, Finance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Details

Your work will change lives. Including your own. 

The Impact You’ll Make

The Senior Manager of SEC Reporting is a hands-on leadership role, facilitating the efficient completion of our financial reporting process and other highly complex technical accounting matters, with visibility to the senior leadership team at the Company. 

 In this role, you will:

  • Manage the SEC annual and quarterly 10-K / 10-Q filings process including the financial statements, footnotes and MD&A, while ensuring compliance with all reporting and disclosure requirements under U.S. GAAP and the SEC (including iXBRL).
  • Perform technical accounting research and implement the accounting for ad-hoc highly complex transactions such as Business Combinations, Revenue, Equity and the related embedded derivative and lease reviews to these and other large material contracts.
  • Manage complex accounting processes including revenue, equity, stock-based compensation, EPS, leases, goodwill, intangibles, consolidations and intercompany.
  • Lead the adoption of new accounting pronouncements, including understanding the technical accounting rules and project managing their implementation.
  • Assist in Recursion’s Sarbanes-Oxley 404b compliance processes, policies and procedures including the policies and the quality execution for SEC reporting.
  • Critically assess the impact of financial reporting information received from other functions and service providers.
  • Interface with various groups including the finance leadership team, outside public accountants and attorneys, internal legal, tax and investor relations.
  • Stay current on technical accounting matters and prepare accounting memos documenting the conclusion.
  • Assist with quarterly review and annual audit processes by our external auditors.
  • Assist with cross-functional projects on an ad-hoc basis (e.g. Financial Planning and Analysis forecasting or finance-related software implementations.)
  • Develop and implement improvement initiatives that increase the efficiency, accuracy, and timeliness of all financial reporting deliverables.


This is a hybrid role that works in-person in Salt Lake City, San Francisco or New York City and works from home certain days each week.

The Team You’ll Join 

The Senior Manager of SEC Reporting reports to the Senior Director of SEC Reporting and is responsible for leading our quarterly SEC Form 10-Q and annual SEC Form 10-K filings, as well as any other SEC filings (e.g., 8-K’s, pro-forma statements, S-3’s, etc). In addition, the Senior Manager of SEC Reporting is responsible for performing technical accounting research and leading our adoption of new accounting pronouncements.

The Experience You’ll Need

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Accounting.
  • Active CPA certification preferred.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience either at a Big Four public accounting firm or a combination of public accounting and public multi-national company experience.
  • Strong SEC reporting and technical accounting experience. Pharmaceutical or Biotech industry experience preferred.
  • Deep knowledge of the U.S. GAAP, SOX 404b compliance and SEC reporting regulations.
  • Strong work ethic and sense of personal responsibility for work outcomes.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with ability to work effectively with all levels and functions in the organization.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft office, ERP applications (general ledger software, consolidation software, etc) and financial reporting tools (such as Workiva).
  • Must be flexible, organized and able to accurately work under time constraints and deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks, build relationships and to influence effectively in ambiguous situations.

How You’ll be Supported

  • Attend CPE classes including conferences for keeping your CPA license active, to learn from colleagues and network 
  • Ability to participate and learn from your colleagues in our regular manager journal club & tech talks
  • Option to participate in coaching like BetterUp for leadership skills and development programs
  • Team outings and events to help provide an opportunity to network within the finance team and foster a team environment

At Recursion, we believe that every employee should be compensated fairly. Based on the skill and level of experience required for this role, the estimated current annual base range for this role is:

  • Developing: $146,500
  • Skilled: $163,000
  • Expert: $179,500

To learn more about our level within levels, click here.

You will also be eligible for bonuses and equity compensation + our comprehensive benefits package for United States based candidates. The range displayed on each job posting reflects target ranges for US new hire salaries and is determined by job, level, and market factors.  

During the interview selection process, you will connect with a Talent Acquisition Partner who will be your advocate and ally to ensure you receive the appropriate compensation that meets your needs for your skills, experience, and relevant education/training, while also reviewing our very competitive total rewards package.


The Values That We Hope You Share:

  • We Care: We care about our drug candidates, our Recursionauts, their families, each other, our communities, the patients we aim to serve and their loved ones. We also care about our work.
  • We Learn: Learning from the diverse perspectives of our fellow Recursionauts, and from failure, is an essential part of how we make progress.
  • We Deliver: We are unapologetic that our expectations for delivery are extraordinarily high. There is urgency to our existence: we sprint at maximum engagement, making time and space to recover. 
  • Act Boldly with Integrity: No company changes the world or reinvents an industry without being bold. It must be balanced; not by timidity, but by doing the right thing even when no one is looking.
  • We are One Recursion: We operate with a 'company first, team second' mentality. Our success comes from working as one interdisciplinary team.

Recursion spends time and energy connecting every aspect of work to these values. They aren’t static, but regularly discussed and questioned because we make decisions rooted in those values in our day-to-day work. You can read more about our values and how we live them every day here.

More About Recursion 

Recursion is a clinical stage TechBio company leading the space by decoding biology to industrialize drug discovery. Enabling its mission is the Recursion OS, a platform built across diverse technologies that continuously expands one of the world’s largest proprietary biological and chemical datasets. Recursion leverages sophisticated machine-learning algorithms to distill from its dataset a collection of trillions of searchable relationships across biology and chemistry unconstrained by human bias. By commanding massive experimental scale — up to millions of wet lab experiments weekly — and massive computational scale — owning and operating one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, Recursion is uniting technology, biology and chemistry to advance the future of medicine.

Recursion is headquartered in Salt Lake City, where it is a founding member of BioHive, the Utah life sciences industry collective. Recursion also has offices in London, Toronto, Montreal and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Recursion is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity and inclusion.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, local, or provincial human rights legislation. 


Recursion is a clinical-stage biotechnology company decoding biology by integrating technological innovations across biology, chemistry, automation, data science and engineering to radically improve the lives of patients and industrialize drug discovery. Our team is working to solve some of the hardest, most meaningful problems facing human health today.

Recursion is proudly headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah with offices in Toronto, Montreal and Milpitas, California. We're working to solve some of the most meaningful problems facing human health today. Come do the most impactful work of your career at a company that prioritizes belonging, collaboration and career development.

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41 S. Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City

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