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External Reporting Director

Company: Rocket Lab USA
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab is a vertically integrated provider of small launch services, satellites, and spacecraft components. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. Our team is over 1,300 people strong and were adding to it every week. Collaboration is at our core - every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented.
Based at Rocket Labs new headquarters in Long Beach, California the External Reporting Director is responsible for managing the preparation and distribution of periodic financial statements under US GAAP and international accounting standards. You will ensure that reports, filings, and documentation comply with the companys regulations, professional standards, and GAAP reporting guidelines. You will support the Corporate Controller and Corporate Accounting & Finance organization, with deliverables required for internal leadership, board of directors, and investors.

  • Act as technical accounting resource by researching, resolving, and documenting accounting treatments as needed.
  • Partner with international subsidiaries to monitor statutory reporting compliance.
  • Collaborate across departments to improve controls that impact financial reporting including; refining processes, policies, procedures, documentation, and information systems.
  • Support adhoc operational/systems initiatives and research, including identifying solutions for deficiencies.
  • Manage the preparation and distribution of periodic financial statements under US GAAP and international accounting standards
  • Ensure reports, filings, and documentation complies with the companys regulations, professional standards, and GAAP reporting guidelines.
  • Responsible for monthly and quarterly consolidated reporting of the companys financial statements.
  • Create and maintain reporting calendar to inform parties of necessary deadline adherence.
  • Construct, identify, develop, and implement custom reports
  • Assist in the coordination of annual audit and quarterly review activities.
  • Implement and maintain reporting procedures to comply with internal control requirements.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.
    • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
    • Minimum five (5) years of relevant financial reporting, consolidations, audit & accounting experience, from both public accounting and industry sectors.
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
    • Current on quarterly and annual U.S. GAAP and SEC financial reporting requirements.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Advanced Excel skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal & written communication skills & the ability to explain complex information to others.
      • Big Four experience.
      • Ability to be adaptable to change, both big and small.
      • Constant desire to learn, grow, and collaborate with others to find better solutions.
      • Problem solver, with the ability to develop innovative solutions.
      • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
      • ERP experience using Infor LN, Oracle, JDE, SAP or similar ERP system.
        Important information:
        To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen as defined by ITAR (22 CFR -120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S Department of State.
        Rocket Lab provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment at Rocket Lab, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Keywords: Rocket Lab USA, Long Beach , External Reporting Director, Executive , Long Beach, California

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