Director SEC Reporting & Technical Accounting – Loveland, CO





Director, SEC Reporting and Technical Accounting – fast growing company!

It is an exciting time at Lightning eMotors, a fast growing company that designs and manufactures zero emission all-electric powertrains for medium to heavy duty vehicles.  We are seeking a Director of SEC Reporting and Technical Accounting with strong technical expertise in concepts of accounting, exceptional interpersonal skills, and a motivation to be part of a newly created public company. You will be an integral part of our outstanding team, working with like-minded professionals dedicated to making a difference in the world and transforming the automotive industry.

The role will be based in the company’s headquarters in Loveland, Colorado.

Why join Lightning?

2021 will be a very exciting year for us as we will be going public after our merger with GigCapital3.  We are the leading innovator in the US commercial medium-duty EV market with proprietary vehicle control software, EV chassis integration software and analytics, along with custom products including DCFC mobile charging stations and a host of commercial EV focused IP.  We are THE market share leader in Class 3-7 zero emission vehicles and the only manufacturer with a full line of battery and fuel cell zero emission commercial vehicles on the road with blue chip customers.  The company has contracted a significant backlog for the next 2 years including the world’s first fuel cell electric Class 6 truck.    As the country’s largest commercial zero emission fleet vehicle manufacturing facility in the US with annual production capacity of 1000 vehicles today, expanding to 3000 in 2021 and over 20,000 by 2025.

With 10 years in R&D, Lightning is ahead of the game with our dominant market positioning, proprietary technology, and highly experienced management team.

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About the position:

Reporting to the Director of Finance, the successful candidate in this critical role will be responsible for owning the integrity of the Company’s external financial reporting, including managing Technical Accounting and Stock-based Compensation functions.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Oversee external SEC financial reporting process, including 10Q’s, 10K’s and 8K’s, other financial reporting as required and other governmental statutory reporting, including required XBRL reporting in a timely manner. Work with the external auditors to ensure conclusion of results occur prior to the financial reporting dates.
  • Ensure compliance with SEC and GAAP reporting requirements, including monitoring, and implementing recent and proposed pronouncements on SEC reporting.
  • Develop and implement internal processes and timelines to ensure external reporting deadlines are met.
  • Drive any necessary system enhancements to ensure timely reporting, including automation efforts.
  • Coordinate reporting timelines, and scheduling of key quarterly meetings with management and external auditors.
  • Oversee revenue recognition process to ensure revenue recognition in line with Lightning eMotors policies and US GAAP.
  • Manage accounting for stock-based compensation, including valuation, debt, cash flows, EPS, equity, and consolidations including elimination entries.
  • Review and report on related party transactions.
  • Prepare quarter-end data and other support information including the statement of cash flows and the earnings per share calculation.
  • Participate in earnings release process including preparation of the quarterly management reporting package, preparation, and analysis of support for investor relations as required, and review of financial information included in the earnings release and script.
  • Ensure Sarbanes-Oxley requirements are met for relevant areas and play a lead role in the overall SOX compliance effort.
  • Responsible for maintenance of Corporate Accounting Policies including periodic updates of accounting policies.
  • Act as a technical accounting resource by leading the researching, resolving, and documenting accounting issues that arise during the quarter.  Provide guidance to finance team members to ensure significant transactions are properly accounted for and disclosed.
  • Assist with mergers and acquisitions including due diligence, purchase price accounting and integration and preparation of SEC and other filings related to acquisitions, including the preparation of pro forma financial information.
  • Assist with the preparation of analyst presentations, ensuring they are consistent with SEC filings.
  • Monitor major corporate events, including significant contracts, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity offerings, stock-based compensation and assess their accounting impact for Form 8-K and other required SEC disclosures.

Skills/Experience/Knowledge required:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant experience
  • Manager-level experience with one of the Big 4 audit firms
  • CPA
  • Overall understanding and experience in application of GAAP and SEC financial reporting requirements, including financial statements and financial statement footnotes and MD&A
  • Proficient in researching and applying technical accounting literature
  • Mature; ability to manage and develop several team members
  • Self-motivated, strong work ethic and able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong analytical and problem resolution skills, including the ability to research and simplify complex situations
  • Must be detail-oriented, have a proactive approach and the ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • Must be able to effectively manage and prioritize critical deadlines


  • Active Disclosure experience
  • IPO experience

Benefits offered:

Once hired, employees are offered generous benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
  • Health Savings Account and Health Reimbursement Plan (if enrolled in medical plan)
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off (accrued)
  • Paid holidays
  • Short and Long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program


  • $130,000-$150,000