Director – SEC Reporting and Technical Accounting
Posted on 9/24/2023
Twist Bioscience

1,001-5,000 employees

Silicon-based synthetic DNA manufacturing for diverse fields
Company Overview
Twist Bioscience, a synthetic biology company, stands out for its proprietary silicon-based manufacturing process for synthetic DNA production, offering precision and scale that is unmatched in the industry. This technology enables cost-effective, rapid, and high-throughput DNA synthesis and sequencing, providing researchers with the quality and quantity needed for their diverse fields of work. The company's high-throughput silicon platform not only miniaturizes the chemistry necessary for DNA synthesis, but also translates into time and cost savings for customers, making it a leader in its field.

Company Stage


Total Funding





South San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

San Bruno, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
SAP Products
  • Ability to work well with others, collaborative approach
  • 10-15 years of public accounting and industry experience required (minimum of 5 years in Big 4 public accounting)
  • Three or more years of prior managerial experience
  • Proven ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or equivalent required
  • Active CPA license is required
  • Working experience of using SEC filing software application
  • Ability to project manage and own their work product
  • Hard working, detail oriented and ability to motivate teammates
  • Professional and personable demeanor
  • Proven solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge of US GAAP
  • International experience
  • Experience and familiarity with biotech and technology manufacturing industry preferred
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite with strong Excel skills
  • Proficient experience in using Oracle, SAP or other comparable ERPs preferred
  • Directs the preparation, review, and submission, of financial statements and other filings as required by government and regulatory agencies including the SEC
  • Project manage all aspects of public reporting process: preparing financial statements, foot notes, MD&A, tie out binder and all auditor questions for 10Ks and 10Qs
  • Manages the timely preparation and review of monthly, quarterly and year-end financial statements
  • Lead relationship with external auditors, oversee preparation of technical accounting memos for management conclusions and audit purposes
  • Provide guidance and oversight to accounting team for revenue recognition on all new contracts for 606 compliance. Twist has implemented ASC 606
  • Implements and maintains with new accounting pronouncements under US GAAP / ASC
  • Monitor the effects and assessing/communicating the effects of assigned proposed accounting pronouncements and SEC regulations and supervise drafting and/or draft disclosures in the financial statements and footnotes
  • Assist the Controller with all relevant corporate tax areas and be a liaison with the third-party accounting firm engaged in the corporate tax function
  • Proactively identify, research, consult and draft technical memorandums on significant proposed and or completed transactions and complex issues
  • Preparation of financial materials and other materials used in presentations to the Audit Committee, Board of Directors and Senior Management
  • Oversee equity accounting and reporting including calculations for weighted average shares outstanding, diluted shares, EPS and stock-based compensation expense
  • Assist the controller in managing internal controls and compliance programs and support SOX compliance in setting up narratives and control matrices
  • Complete, document and communicate and/or present ad-hoc projects and analysis as assigned