Director, Technical Accounting and Reporting

US - MA - Boston


US - MA - Boston


Accounting & Finance

Rapid7 (Nasdaq: RPD) is advancing security with visibility, analytics, and automation delivered through our Insight cloud. Our solutions simplify the complex, allowing security teams to work more effectively with IT and development to reduce vulnerabilities, monitor for malicious behavior, investigate and shut down attacks, and automate routine tasks. Over 9,300 customers rely on Rapid7 technology, services, and research to improve security outcomes and securely advance their organization. For more information, visit our website, check out our blog, or follow us on LinkedIn.

The Opportunity

Rapid7 is looking for a Director of Technical Accounting and Reporting  to develop and scale a best-in-class technical accounting and reporting function. This is a critical leadership role that will work cross-functionally within the CFO organization and leadership throughout the company to provide technical advisory support to complex transactions, acquisitions, and new business ideas. As the subject matter expert for technical accounting matters, this individual will research, document and communicate conclusions around technical accounting matters including acquisition accounting and new accounting pronouncements. In addition, this individual will be responsible for all aspects of external SEC reporting including staying abreast of new SEC requirements and producing best in class reporting and disclosure. This role will report to the Assistant Corporate Controller.      

In this role you will:

  • Responsible for assessment and implementation of all technical accounting topics impacting the company, including evaluation, documentation and communication of all new accounting standards, SEC reporting and general reporting trends

  • Interact with cross-functional teams as a subject matter expert to identify financial risks associated with new or contemplated transactions and resolve complex accounting issues

  • Proactively monitor current accounting and reporting trends and lead the Company's efforts to implement any new or revised accounting pronouncements.

  • Lead financial accounting aspect of merger and acquisition activity including financial due diligence reviews, evaluating and executing purchase accounting including working with external valuation specialists and partnering with other teams on the financial integrations of acquisitions.

  • Oversee the SEC financial reporting team to support the filing of quarterly and annual SEC reports including Form 10-Q / 10-K and other periodic reports.

  • Review the monthly / quarterly financial statements including financial reporting package,, cash flow statement, earnings release, investor presentations, etc.

  • Review the monthly / quarterly accounting and preparation of various technical accounting items such as EPS calculations, share based accounting, internally developed software, etc.

  • Develop, implement, and maintain effective internal controls in relation to the technical accounting and financial reporting processes

  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of process improvements including automation where possible, to simplify, standardize and streamline processes

  • Provide periodic technical accounting training to the members of the finance organization

  • Lead and participate in special projects such as acquisitions, debt offerings, partnership agreements, and other items on an as needed basis.

In return you will bring:

  • 8-10+ years of relevant technical accounting and financial reporting experience, required

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field of study

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license is required

  • Combination of Big 4 public accounting and public company experience preferred

  • Strong technical accounting background with a thorough knowledge of US GAAP, SOX and SEC reporting standards, as well as experience with technical research and preparation of accounting position papers

  • Ability to lead complex projects which require influence and implementation across business groups and functions.

  • Attention to detail, organized and thorough with desire for continuous improvement.

  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, multi-task efficiently and manage individuals

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with great attention to detail

  • Must be able to effectively handle critical deadlines.

  • Experience with Workiva or other external reporting platforms a plus

  • Experience managing teams and developing people for growth and success.