Director of External Reporting

AP Professionals of Rochester
September 12, 2022
Job Type
Work Hours
Full Time, 40 hours
Salary Lower Range
Salary Upper Range
Salary Option
Street Address
500 Linden Oaks


Looking to take your finance and analysis career to a company that has a hand in multiple industries? If so, we have an opportunity for you! AP Professionals has recently partnered with a portfolio company that owns a variety of companies in different markets and industries.  This company is looking for a Director of External Reporting to bolster their finance team. The role will be responsible for the Company’s financial reporting requirements, including SEC filings, and addressing technical accounting issues arising from business transactions or the implementation of new accounting pronouncements. In so doing they would ensure that financial information is accurately reflected in the financial statements in accordance with US GAAP. The individual will also be responsible for ensuring compliance with internal controls over various aspects of the financial reporting process. The successful candidate will also be highly organized and have an ability to meet financial reporting deadlines and deliver high quality. This role will report to the Chief Financial Officer. They are a public company whose office is located in southern Rochester.  This role has the potential to hybrid-flexible. Interested? Apply today!


  • Lead external SEC financial reporting process.
  • Complete and submit timely all related SEC and FINRA reports associated with the Company’s growing securities business.
  • Monitor the activities of all accounting standard setting bodies, including FASB, SEC, and evaluate the accounting and reporting impact of new standards. Additionally, monitor trends among other SEC filers to ensure the Company's reports are in line with industry and overall practices and standards
  • Develop accounting positions and transition plans for all newly implemented accounting guidance or changes in guidance or methodologies. Document the positions and conclusions in a clear, logical and comprehensive manner
  • Recommend, implement, maintain and communicate accounting policies, practices and procedures to improve and ensure financial control and integrity of the Company’s financial statements and accounting practices
  • Maintain relationships and work closely with external auditors.
  • Assist with preparation of close and the Company’s financial statements.
  • Collaborate with others regarding preparation of quarterly financial reporting packages.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting.
  • CPA required.


  • 6+ years of relevant experience in a publicly traded company or accounting firm handling publicly traded clients.
  • Must have prior SEC reporting experience.
  • SOX Compliance experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work in an extremely fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to act and operate independently to accomplish objectives and meet deadlines.
  • Outstanding knowledge and application of US GAAP, SEC and SOX 404 regulations and guidelines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication with the ability to effectively present to and engage with a wide range of internal and external audiences, including external audit firm, external law firm, regulators and key internal decision makers.
  • Strong analytical skills coupled with good decision-making skills.
  • Excellent working knowledge of financial statements and good understanding of tools to benchmark disclosure practices.
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