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Senior Accountant, SEC Reporting Job Description

Job Category Accounting & Finance Job Location San Diego, California
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Starting Compensation

Annual Salary: $78,900.00 - $102,499.00 (Amount based on office location, relevant experience, skills, and competencies)

If you are wondering why you should work for us, here is something to help you decide:

  • Pay and Bonuses: Earn a competitive salary. All employees are eligible for uncapped commission or annual bonus incentives.

  • Career Progression: Grow at MCM with paid training and development programs – including our very own MCM Academy – as well as a promote-from-within philosophy.

  • Reward and Recognition: We are committed to honoring great results – ranging from informal accolades to formal company-wide awards and prizes like all-inclusive vacations.

  • Tuition Assistance: Pursue a degree or coursework related to your current role, or the role you are striving for.

  • Healthcare Insurance: Take advantage of comprehensive healthcare plans and options to ensure your continued health, plus fitness membership reimbursements, weight watchers, our wellness rewards Program and more.

  • Volunteering Opportunities: Enjoy up to eight hours of paid time off each year to volunteer. We also offer volunteer grants and matching financial donations, up to US$ 2,500 per employee annually.

  • Retirement Savings: Build a strong financial foundation and reach your goals for the future. With all the effort you invest in us, we’re proud to invest in you.

  • New Family Support: Celebrate your new arrival with company paid leave, new parent flex time, and child back-up care options.

  • Team-building: Enjoy experiences that inspire bonds with your colleagues through a wide range of company-sponsored team-building events, such as holiday celebrations and department outings.

  • Work-Life Balance: Enjoy paid and floating holidays, as well as generous paid-time-off.

Our compensation and benefits programs were created with an 'Employee-First Approach' focused on supporting, developing, and recognizing YOU.  We offer a wide array of wellness and mental health initiatives, support volunteerism, and environmental efforts, encourage employee education through leadership training, skill-building, and tuition reimbursements, and always strive to provide promotion opportunities from within.

The Senior SEC Reporting Accountant performs a full spectrum of financial, regulatory, reporting and accounting assignments, including assisting in the preparation of financial reporting package and related analysis.  The role includes preparing various supporting schedules used in quarterly and year end reporting.  The role also includes preparing journal entries and supporting schedules for complex accounts primarily relating to equity transactions and derivatives as part of monthly closing. This position reports to the Senior Manager, SEC Reporting.

Assist in the preparation and filing of Forms 10-Q quarterly reports and Form 10-K annual reports to the SEC, including the preparation of the financial statements, related footnotes and Management's Discussion and Analysis.

Perform quarterly closing and reporting tasks including preparing account reconciliation, roll-forward, cashflow statements and other schedules; identify items shown in the closing/reporting process and propose solutions through research.

Perform monthly closing and reporting tasks relating to stock-based compensation, derivatives, EPS calculation, and other comprehensive accounting analysis; work with the Treasury team on debt covenant compliance to ensure covenant standards are met.

Maintain best practice internal controls over the financial reporting and other processes, including disciplined, detailed documentation.

Assist in the preparation of Proxy statement and various projects such as quarterly earnings press release process and filing of the related Form 8K.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Required: Bachelor; Accounting


Required: English

  • 3 years of relevant experience working in a public accounting or in SEC reporting capacity within a public company
  • Strong accounting skills, including knowledge of US GAAP and financial statement presentation
  • Fast learner with ability to research, solve problems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong MS office skills including Excel, PowerPoint, Word
  • Working knowledge of SOX/ICFR and process controls

Preferred: Experience:

  • Experience with accounting for equity related transactions (share-based compensation, award grant/exercise/cancellation)
  • Experience with preparing cashflow statements
  • Experience using Workday financials, OfficeConnect, Wdesk


About Us

We are more than a specialty finance company providing debt recovery solutions for consumers. We are a global team of over 4,000 employees whose daily mission is to empower consumers to begin their path towards financial recovery and build a better life for themselves and their families. We know that the only way to support this mission is by hiring exceptional people who bring a diversity of ideas, a collaborative spirit, and a passion for attaining breakthrough results.  If you are results-driven, have a passion for helping others, and thrive in an innovative environment, this might be the right place for you!

Encore Capital Group and all of its subsidiaries are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application and/or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at

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