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Director of Financial Reporting

  • Location: NY - New York
  • Job Type: Full Time

Work it! Here at Shake Shack, we take care of each other first and foremost so that we can make raves for our guests, community, suppliers, and investors. After all, teamwork makes the dream work. We work our buns off, but we play hard too, with a Team Appreciation Day, unlimited meal discounts, volunteer opportunities, and so much more. If you’re looking for a deeply fulfilling, financially rewarding, and really fun career, you’re in the right place. 

Director of Financial Reporting & Accounting Policy

The Director of Financial reporting will be responsible for overseeing the external reporting function for the Shake Shack, accounting policy, technical accounting, equity-based compensation, and consolidation accounting. This individual will work closely with finance throughout the quarterly earnings process. The Director of Financial Reporting will need to have the ability to work under pressure and within tight deadlines, knowing how to organize and prioritize accordingly, while maintaining a highly analytical mindset. The ideal candidate will have strong attention to detail and is self-motivated, adaptive, and pro-active, as well as possess a desire for continuous process improvement.

Key Responsibilities

  • Overseeing preparation, review and filing of reports with the SEC, including Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, and other filing documents
  • Creation of quarterly financial statements in accordance with US GAAP
  • Interface with key contributors to the SEC reports, including Accounting, Legal, Finance, Tax, FP&A, Supply Chain, Operations, IT, Development, People Resources and Marketing
  • Provide technical accounting support for business or corporate aligned activities as well as large or unusual transactions, partnering with internal business and finance teams
  • Developing, implementing, and maintaining accounting policies and monitoring policy exceptions
  • Implementing new accounting standards and preparing or reviewing relevant sections of SEC filings
  • Responsible for preparation of quarterly earnings press release, including the narrative and financial tables
  • Provide support to FP&A throughout the quarterly earnings process and assist with the review of the earnings script and supplemental materials
  • Review Xtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) tagging of financial statements and footnotes
  • Provide support for the filing of the proxy statement
  • Act as the primary liaison with external auditors in conjunction with annual year-end audit and interim reviews, as well as SOX compliance
  • Responsible for all equity related accounting activity, including equity-based compensation accounting in accordance with ASC 718, EPS calculations and share ownership amongst affiliates
  • Support the forecasting and modeling around equity-based compensation
  • Responsible for all consolidation related accounting activity, including foreign entity consolidation
  • Oversee preparation of quarterly debt covenant compliance package for both consolidated and standalone entities
  • Responsible for future benefit plan and statutory reporting
  • Remain current on new and upcoming accounting guidance issued by the FASB and SEC
  • Review documentation and testing around the financial reporting, equity, and consolidation processes to ensure SOX compliance
  • Continually assess the financial reporting process for process improvements, especially around the Company’s recent ERP implementation
  • Lead the Disclosure Committee and provide quarterly materials for the Audit Committee
  • Manage a team of 2 to 3 direct reports

Skills & Knowledge

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
  • CPA is required


  • Minimum 10+ years of accounting experience in private and public accounting
  • Knowledge of US GAAP and SEC reporting rules
  • Minimum 3 years of supervisory experience
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience at Big 4 public accounting firm preferred
  • Experience in the restaurant and/or retail industries preferred
  • Experience with Workday a plus
  • Experience with Workiva a plus

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Transit Discount Program
  • 401K Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Time Off Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Dining Program
  • Referral Bonus
  • Online Training Program
  • Career Development
  • Corporate Fitness Discount Programs
  • Choice of Global Cash Card or Direct Deposit

About Us

Beginning as a hot dog cart in New York City’s Madison Square Park, Shake Shack was created by Danny Meyer, Founder and CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group and best-selling author of Setting the Table. Shack Fans lined up daily, making the cart a resounding success, and donating all proceeds back to the park beautification efforts.  A permanent stand was eventually built…and the rest is Shack history! With our roots in fine dining and giving back to the community, we are committed to high quality food served with a high level of hospitality. Our team members enjoy a positive work environment that is deeply committed to the philosophy they we "Stand for Something Good."

Shake Shack is an Equal Opportunity Employer 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (over 40), disability (mental and physical), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital, military and veteran status.

Our company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws.

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Benefits of Shake Shack

  • Paid Time Off
  • Teamwork Culture
  • Healthcare
  • 401K