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Manager, External Financial Reporting and Internal Controls Compliance

Synaptive Medical

Synaptive Medical

Accounting & Finance, Legal
Toronto, ON, Canada · United States
Posted on Monday, December 4, 2023

Manager, External Financial Reporting and Internal Controls Compliance

Toronto, ON, Canada ● United States Req #698
Monday, November 27, 2023

About Us

Synaptive Medical is a Canadian medical device company, based in downtown Toronto, focused on supporting healthcare professionals and systems in patient diagnosis and treatment. Synaptive’s suite of products include MRI, surgical planning, navigation, and robotic visualization – all of which can be seamlessly combined or used independently in the operating room. The company has a number of opportunities for innovative people to join the team and share in the development of technologies to solve surgical and imaging challenges in patient care.

The Opportunity

The Manager of External Financial Reporting and Internal Controls Compliance will manage the accurate and timely preparation of Synaptive’s financial statements, disclosures, and management discussion and analysis (“MD&A”), and regulatory filings as required (for example initial public offering and on-going reporting with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”)). This position will also manage Synaptive’s internal control compliance program, and other accounting and reporting related ad-hoc projects, including researching technical accounting guidance related to new accounting pronouncements and benchmarking industry financial reporting practices, among other related tasks.

What You’ll Do

  • Lead the end-to-end financial reporting process of drafting Synaptive’s external financial statements, disclosures, and MD&A, including leading the review with management, legal counsel, and the external audit firm to ensure all information released externally is complete, accurate, and appropriate
  • Review and maintain supporting documents to substantiate information included in external filings and regulatory disclosures
  • Responsible for Synaptive’s periodic financial statement filings with regulatory agencies
  • Develop quarterly financial reporting calendars, project plans, and preparing disclosure checklist, etc.
  • Provide technical support on accounting issues to ensure compliance with IFRS, external regulations and regulatory requirements, including the preparation of technical accounting memos
  • Implement disclosure changes for new accounting standards and regulatory rule changes
  • Support the annual audit and quarterly review activities
  • Assist in writing and reviewing accounting policies and procedures
  • Update, maintain or develop internal controls documentation and works closely with process owners
  • Coordinate and manage internal control testing with the external auditor
  • Assist with preparation of management, audit committee and board financial reports
  • Assist with special projects as needed

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or a related major is required
  • Canadian or US Certified public accountant (CPA) license, preferred
  • 8+ years of experience in accounting and external reporting experience, including public accounting
  • Experience with U.S. GAAP and/or IFRS accounting standards
  • Public company experience, preferably with SEC filing experience, including XBRL tagging
  • Experience with Workiva preferred
  • Internal control experience
  • Strong hands-on experience with NetSuite or equivalent ERP preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

About You

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to identify potential problems and suggest resolutions
  • Ability to stay knowledgeable of, research and reach well-reasoned conclusions on financial reporting and disclosure issues
  • Proven ability to produce accurate work because of attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and ability to communicate effectively to all levels
  • Demonstrates flexibility, positive, “can do” attitude
  • Team player who will step in to help wherever needed
  • Enthusiasm and initiative to identify process improvements
  • Self-starter; motivated individual
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, growing work environment

COVID-19 Considerations

Synaptive has a special duty to take a leadership role in protecting the health and wellbeing of its employees and the public. The COVID-19 vaccines are an important public health measure for mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace and society. As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be asked to provide proof of vaccination or a reason protected by legislation why they cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Diversity & Inclusivity

Synaptive is based out of one of the most diverse countries in the world. This includes differences related to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender expression and presentation, sexual orientation, religion, age, ability and socioeconomic status. To us, diversity is one our strongest assets to our organization. We commit ourselves to promoting the recognition and appreciation of our diverse and rich culture. We believe that it is critical to our success to promote freedom of thought and opinion in a respectful environment. The decisions we make are rooted by respectfully considering each other’s thoughts and opinions and by working towards a greater common goal, saving lives.


Synaptive Medical is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. If as a qualified job applicant, you request accommodation, Synaptive will consult with you to provide reasonable accommodations according to your specific needs. If you wish to make a request, you will be provided an opportunity if your application is selected to proceed in our hiring process.

How to Apply

Unless otherwise stated, applications will only be considered from candidates eligible to work in Canada, or the country in which they’re applying to, without sponsorship.

If you are interested in this position and can demonstrate that you meet or exceed the requirements defined in the job description, please include #GOBRAIN in the top right corner of your resume and then complete your online application by clicking “Apply Now” and following the prompts.

The successful candidate to this role will be asked to complete background checks, which may include criminal, credit, employment and/or educational checks. All offers of employment are conditional on the receipt of satisfactory results of any applicable background check.

We would like to thank everyone who submits an application. Due to the volume that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Other details

  • Job Family Finance
  • Pay Type Salary
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