SEC Reporting Manager

  • Irvine, CA, USA
  • Full-time
  • Business Function: Accounting
  • Work Location: Irvine Office--LOC_WDT_USCA01

Company Description

At Western Digital, our vision is to power global innovation and push the boundaries of technology to make what you thought was once impossible, possible.


At our core, Western Digital is a company of problem solvers. People achieve extraordinary things given the right technology. For decades, we’ve been doing just that. Our technology helped people put a man on the moon.


We are a key partner to some of the largest and highest growth organizations in the world. From energizing the most competitive gaming platforms, to enabling systems to make cities safer and cars smarter and more connected, to powering the data centers behind many of the world’s biggest companies and public cloud, Western Digital is fueling a brighter, smarter future.


Binge-watch any shows, use social media or shop online lately? You’ll find Western Digital supporting the storage infrastructure behind many of these platforms. And, that flash memory card that captures and preserves your most precious moments? That’s us, too.


We offer an expansive portfolio of technologies, storage devices and platforms for business and consumers alike. Our data-centric solutions are comprised of the Western Digital®, G-Technology™, SanDisk® and WD® brands.


Today’s exceptional challenges require your unique skills. It’s You & Western Digital. Together, we’re the next BIG thing in data.

Job Description

The SEC Reporting Manager is responsible for managing the Company’s SEC filings and accounting related to debt, equity, and other select technical accounting areas.  Manager will oversee several staff or interns who will contribute to the preparation of the financial statements, footnotes, MD&A and other areas of the Company’s periodic filings, ensuring compliance with US GAAP and SEC regulations.  Additionally, the SEC Reporting Manager will need to understand the business and be aligned with business changes to ensure proper accounting and disclosure.  The role is expected to effectively interact with the functional teams and external auditors.  Current knowledge of US GAAP, SEC reporting requirements, SOX and COSO is critical for success.  This position will report to the Director SEC Reporting.    



  • Manage the preparation of quarterly and annual reports to the SEC 10-Q, 10-K and 11-K, including XBRL
  • Oversee accounting for stock based compensation (options, RSU, PSU, ESPP), equity, debt, and strategic investments; including forecasting
  • Monitor and assess the impact of proposed accounting pronouncements and SEC requirements
  • Key liaison to external auditors
  • Ensure compliance with SOX controls
  • Participate in special projects or transactions, as needed




  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting; CPA or equivalent required

  • 5 years of relevant experience in the high-tech industry; Big 4 public accounting experience desired

  • Thorough understanding of SEC reporting/earnings release process

  • High degree of familiarity with Forms 10-Q and 10-K (including related SEC rules, regulations, and interpretations), FASB disclosure requirements, and XBRL

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well on teams

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Exceptional organization and attention to detail

  • Solid analytical and problem-solving abilities

  • Ability to adapt, effectively prioritize, and execute in a dynamic and fast-paced environment

  • Eagerness to learn and willingness to take on new challenges

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)

  • Experience with Wdesk a plus

Additional Information

Western Digital is committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees and will not discriminate based on their race, color, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming standards), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender (including a person’s gender identity, gender expression, and gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth), age, national origin, sexual orientation, medical condition, marital status (including domestic partnership status), physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected medical and family care leave, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. We also prohibit harassment of any individual on any of the characteristics listed above. Our non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law" poster.


Western Digital thrives on the power and potential of diversity. As a global company, we believe the most effective way to embrace the diversity of our customers and communities is to mirror it from within. We believe the fusion of various perspectives results in the best outcomes for our employees, our company, our customers, and the world around us. We are committed to an inclusive environment where every individual can thrive through a sense of belonging, respect and contribution.


Western Digital is committed to offering opportunities to applicants with disabilities and ensuring all candidates can successfully navigate our careers website and our hiring process. Please contact us at [email protected] to advise us of your accommodation request. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.