External Reporting Analyst

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Corporate Functions


Role Number:200180080
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. We bring passion and dedication to our customers and if you bring it to your job....there's no telling what we will accomplish! At Apple, share in a commitment to excellence by joining the Apple Finance organization and making a positive impact as part of one of the most influential technology companies in the industry. You will support Apple’s growth by applying the same level of innovation toward financial matters as we do toward our products and services. We are seeking to fill a position to support our dynamic and fast-paced environment. Do you possess a high level of integrity, personal accountability, exhibit solid partnership, excellence, and can-do thinking? The External Reporting Analyst reports to the Manager of External Reporting. You will participate in the preparation and filing of external reports mandated by U.S. GAAP and SEC regulations, and support the quarterly review and annual audit processes. This position is also focused on accounting research and assists in the interpretation and implementation of complex reporting and accounting issues and new accounting pronouncements. The position involves significant interaction with various individuals in Apple's functional and geographic organizations around the world, as well as with our external auditors. Are you a dedicated self-starter who can work with minimal direct supervision in a challenging and fast-paced environment? If so, This is an excellent opportunity for a finance professional with the right background and skills to jump immediately into a critical role within Apple Finance.

Key Qualifications

  • 3+ years of Big Four public accounting experience
  • Strong financial reporting and technical accounting skills, including working knowledge of U.S. GAAP, SEC reporting requirements and Sarbanes-Oxley 404
  • Detailed and results oriented and able to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter and ability to work with minimal direct supervision while performing a variety of complex tasks
  • Proven ability to execute and deliver on commitments and inspire change
  • Strong ability to influence people without direct authority
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Able to work with all levels of the organization, including staff through executives


- Assist with the preparation and filing of SEC periodic reports, including Forms 8-K, 10-Q and 10-K - Implement and maintain procedures to ensure the timely accumulation of information necessary for financial reporting functions - Research and interpret new U.S. GAAP pronouncements and SEC reporting requirements and assess and document their impact on the Company’s financial statements, disclosures and reporting processes - Assist with the preparation and review of financial information in press releases and investor relations materials - Collaborate with business partners to review financial reporting processes and identify/implement opportunities for continuous improvement - Maintain current awareness and documentation of compliance with SEC financial disclosure requirements - Prepare external reporting white papers and memorandums - Work closely with external auditors and assist in the coordination of the annual audit and quarterly reviews - Assist with Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance in the financial reporting area - Participate in other accounting and finance special projects, as needed

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance CPA preferred

Additional Requirements