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Assistant Manager, EDGAR/Compliance

Work Schedule

Available shift:

Monday through Thursday, 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. and Friday 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Additional hours as required.

Position Summary

The EDGAR/Compliance Specialist is responsible for the conversion, revision and submission of SEC compliance documents.

Essentials Duties and Responsibilities

Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Convert documents into SEC compliant format
  • Set up submission folders for filing purposes; verify form-type(s); validate filing codes; confirm documents meet SEC rule requirements; calculate filing fees and offsets where applicable; check SEC account balance; validate filings to ensure SEC EDGAR compliance; submit filings to SEC; complete billing
  • Revise and distribute EDGAR documents per clients’ request
  • Proficiency in tagging 8-K cover pages requiring iXBRL files
  • Provide assistance to clients and legal staff with EDGAR filing matters and questions
Qualifications / Position Requirements
  • In-depth knowledge of EDGAR conversion tools (GoFiler)
  • Knowledge of HTML coding techniques
  • XBRL – general understanding of its purpose and when iXBRL is required; know how to validate XBRL files, troubleshoot, and resolve issues
  • Knowledge of SEC compliance filing requirements
  • Ability to understand and apply existing SEC rules and regulations and keep abreast of rule changes
  • Ability to manage a varied workload and meet deadlines
  • Must be punctual and reliable
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and other applications as needed
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with lawyers and staff, demonstrating strong teamwork and a positive attitude
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to proofread typed material for typographical, spelling, and grammatical errors
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, deadline driven and client-facing environment
  • Ensure confidentiality of all the Firm’s and clients’ documentation and information
Education and/or Experience
  • College degree
  • Minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience

The expected base salary for this position ranges from $80,000 - $90,000. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors including relevant skills, training, experience, education, anticipated assignment, and, where applicable, licensure or certifications obtained. Market and organizational factors are also considered. Davis Polk offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.