New ABFO Open Job Posting - Assistant Controller - ChemoCentryx

Department: Finance
Reports to: Vice President, Finance
Location: Mountain View

Company Description:

ChemoCentryx is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing orally-administered therapeutics to treat autoimmune diseases, inflammatory disorders and cancer, primarily focused on orphan and rare diseases. More information is available at


ChemoCentryx, Inc. is seeking an Assistant Controller to manage our day to day accounting activities. Located in Mountain View the position will manage multiple accounting functions, including payroll, equity, stock-based compensation, accounts payable and general accounting. The position will report to the Vice President, Finance but will be the primary driver for day to day activities.
The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of combined experience in a leadership role at a public company and/or public accounting firms. This position reports directly to the VP, Finance/Controller.


  • Under the direction of the VP, Finance, responsible for leading the corporate accounting function with emphasis on maintaining effective internal controls and documentation.
  • Manage multiple aspects of accounting - financial statements, general ledger, payroll, equity, stock-based compensation, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and various special analyses.
  • Ensure all balance sheet reconciliations are prepared each month and are accurate and comply with documentation requirements.
  • Review monthly accounting close process including analytical review of the monthly operating results to ensure accurate accounting records are maintained.
  • Sustain Company’s Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance efforts with respect to payroll, equity, stock-based compensation, accounts payable, debt and related monthly close and other activities.
  • Assist with the review of quarterly reports (Form 10-Q) and annual reports (Form 10-K).
  • Perform special projects and other analytical support as requested.
  • Manage a team of three staff members.


  • Works with all employees to assist in financial accounting matters.


  • Education: BA/BS in Accounting/Finance.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant accounting experience, including Big 4 Public Accounting experience.
  • CPA license required.
  • Experience in public biotechnology or biopharmaceutical company experience preferred.
  • Prior experience in a SOX oversight role preferred

Skills and Capabilities : (Specific abilities needed for the position)

  • Energetic, flexible team player and hands-on leader with the ability to manage in a dynamic environment. Diplomatic yet effective in garnering respect and cooperation from management of other function areas.
  • Process and system orientation with an understanding of internal controls.
  • Strong attention to details and accuracy.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively with external parties and all levels of staff in a timely fashion.
  • Results orientation with an ability to manage the overall project and meet deadlines.
  • Flexible and able to adapt to growing organizations and deal with the Company’s changing needs and priorities.
  • Proficiency with MS Excel, Word and Great Plains


Interested in this opportunity?

Interested candidates please visit the ChemoCentryx
website at and apply online


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