Senior Manager, SEC Reporting & Technical Accounting

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POST DATE 8/16/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Pegasystems Cambridge, MA

Cambridge, MA
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The SEC Reporting and Technical Accounting Manager will take on interesting and challenging responsibilities which include providing financial reporting for 10-Q and 10-K in compliance with GAAP and SEC reporting standards, providing analysis and information for effective management reporting and other areas of technical accounting. This role will be a key member of the Finance team working for the Corporate Controller, and regularly interfacing with VP of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer. Regular interface with all aspects of the finance team, including general accounting, FP&A revenue and tax. In addition, this position will have frequent exposure to internal and external legal department, investor relations and senior management. Specific responsibilities include:


* Serve as a subject matter expert on US GAAP and SEC regulations for the preparation and filing of SEC reports and demonstrate a clear understanding of related authoritative literature governing financial reporting for public companies
* Lead the coordination and preparation of quarterly and year-end external financial reports, including business section, risk factors, footnotes and MD&A for quarterly earnings releases, 10-Qs and 10-Ks and related press releases and earnings release call slides and scripts
* Coordinate with finance and FP&A to ensure results are reasonable and fluctuations are researched and explained in the MD&A
* Monitor major corporate events, including significant contracts, mergers and acquisitions, stock based compensation and assess their accounting impact for Form 8-K and other required SEC disclosures
* Assist in the reporting of the implementation of new GAAP and SEC standards, including implementation of new revenue recognition, new leasing and other accounting standards
* Monitor and enhance formal processes to ensure that appropriate evidential support is maintained to support all disclosures in the Company's SEC filings and documenting as appropriate
* Participate in external reporting systems implementations, including automation efforts and other improvements to the reporting process/efforts, to streamline processes to increase efficiency and effectiveness of group's reporting and financial analysis
* Participate in SOX 404 efforts, including documentation of processes and facilitating testing of controls, as necessary
* Prepare month-end/quarter-end journal entries related to certain accounting areas
* Research new accounting guidance from the FASB, SEC and other regulatory bodies, including evaluating the impact of new guidance on the Company's financial statements and implementing new accounting standards, as required
* Liaison with finance department, internal legal counsel and external independent auditors
* Assist with the preparation of analyst presentations, ensuring they are consistent with SEC filings
* Providing accounting due diligence and integration support for M&A, as needed


* A rapidly growing yet well-established business
* The world's most innovative organizations as reference-able clients
* Analyst acclaimed technology leadership in a massive emerging market

* A growing finance and accounting team on an international scale


Ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of GAAP accounting and SOX compliance with a keen ability to multitask, work independently and meet deadlines. Detail oriented and strong interpersonal skills a must.


* Degree in accounting or related field
* 5 to 7years of public accounting and hands on public company experience
* Hands on SEC experience
* Strong technical accounting skills. Ability to independently research accounting literature and interpret guidance to support own conclusions
* Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Strong interpersonal skills including discretion, tact and courtesy
* Comfortable presenting to senior management, audit committee, external counsel
* High Attention to detail with good organization skills - ability to multitask, work independently, and meet deadlines
* Understanding of financial, regulatory and audit key concepts/standards (Sarbanes-Oxley Act, PCAOB, COSO, GAAP, SEC Reporting and Financial Statements)
* Understanding of internal control, audit methods, core business procedures, risks and related exposure
* Solid understanding of consolidation process, intercompany relationships and foreign currency translation and transactions


Pegasystems develops strategic applications for sales, marketing, service and operations. Pega's applications streamline critical business operations, connect enterprises to their customers seamlessly in real-time across channels, and adapt to meet rapidly changing requirements. Pega's Global 500 customers include the world's largest and most sophisticated enterprises. Pega's applications, available on-premises or in the cloud, are built on its unified Pega 7 platform, which uses visual tools to easily extend and change applications to meet clients' strategic business needs. Pega's clients report that Pega gives them the fastest time to value, extremely rapid deployment, efficient re-use and global scale.

_As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, Pegasystems Inc. will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or disability status, or any other category protected by law._