Financial Reporting Manager

  • Watertown, MA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Kala is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutics using its proprietary AMPPLIFY™ mucus-penetrating particle (MPP) Drug Delivery Technology, with an initial focus on the treatment of eye diseases. Kala has applied the AMPPLIFY Drug Delivery Technology to a corticosteroid, loteprednol etabonate (LE), designed for ocular applications, resulting in the August 2018 FDA approval of INVELTYS® for the treatment of inflammation and pain following ocular surgery and its lead product candidate, KPI-121 0.25%, for the temporary relief of the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease.

Job Description

We are seeking a Financial Reporting Manager with extensive SEC reporting experience. This is an opportunity for the right individual to join Kala at a very exciting time. Come join an experienced and highly motivated team!

Key Responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Manage all aspects of our external SEC documents, including the 10K, 10Q, 8K and other ad hoc filings
  • Partner with the VP and Controller to lead Sarbanes-Oxley compliance effort
  • Coordinate the review of filings with external auditors, legal counsel, accounting staff and executive management
  • Research accounting literature and apply technical US GAAP standards to complex business issues
  • Lead implementation efforts and ongoing monitoring of significant new pronouncements, including ongoing communication and education of financial management on pronouncements
  • With support from the accounting department, and coordinate the quarterly review and annual audit process with our external auditors
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for external tax resources.
  • Primary responsibility for tracking and accounting for equity based compensation.


Our ideal candidate will have:

  • CPA required
  • Bachelor/master’s degree in accounting
  • 5-7 years relevant experience
  • Public accounting experience required with public company clients – straight from public or mix of public/industry
  • Big 4 experience strongly preferred
  • Pharmaceutical or Life Science company experience
  • Excellent Communication Skills (Written & Verbal)
  • Possess technical expertise related to GAAP and external reporting including SEC reporting, stock option accounting, revenue recognition, acquisitions, and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements
  • Demonstrated recent experience in researching and preparing technical accounting memorandums for complex issues and new pronouncements
  • Understanding of accounting processes, procedure and internal controls
  • Ability to adapt quickly and learn new tasks independently
  • Ability to manage competing priorities with deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail

Additional Information

Kala Pharmaceuticals is an Equal Opportunity Employer that offers a competitive and comprehensive employee benefits package.