New ABFO Open Job Posting - Controller, Accounting Operations, Aduro Biotech

Location: Berkeley, CA
Reports to: Executive Director, Finance

We are currently seeking a highly qualified, motivated, and experienced individual for the position of Controller, Accounting Operations reporting to the Executive Director, Finance. This position will have accountability and responsibility for all aspects of accounting operations including the accounts payable function, payroll, general ledger & month end close, variance analytics, external audit support and coordination of SEC filings with our 3rd party.  The individual in this role will coordinate the quarter end close among key stakeholders to ensure accuracy and quality of financial statements and disclosures.  The Controller will oversee integration of new or changed accounting pronouncements. This position will also assist in supporting processes and controls to achieve SOX compliance. This includes working with IT to utilize existing financial systems in the most effective manner to develop scalable and efficient accounting processes.
This individual frequently interacts with accounting staff, IT, HR, Legal, International Operations and other key stakeholders across the organization as well as external SOX consultants and external auditors. This role requires critical thinking skills, effective organizational skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a strong ability to build effective relationships across the Company.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage accounts payable, GL & payroll functions by working closely with 3rd party outsourced providers to ensure smooth month end close. 
  • Manage external reporting process, working with accounting team, FP&A, and consultants; assist in gathering data from key stakeholders to prepare schedules and analytics
  • Work closely with IT Director to identify efficiencies and improvements to the current ERP system (Microsoft AX Dynamics)
  • Coordinates/monitors/reviews the execution of key processes including those in support of management’s assessment of internal controls over financial reporting in accordance with the COSO Framework and Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX).
  • Ensures integrity of the company’s accounting system, including new account, department and project set-up, financial report development and maintenance, and interfaces between payroll, equity, financial planning and expense management systems to the general ledger.
  • Provides support to all other teams across the company as needs arise, including special projects, system improvements or ad-hoc financial analyses as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business.
  • CPA preferred; Big 4 audit experience preferred.
  • Biotech industry, public company experience preferred.
  • 8-10+ years accounting/finance experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills combined with experience working with outside consultants in a positive and collaborative fashion.
  • Good energy, enthusiastic, goal driven.
  • Emotional maturity and ability to effectively facilitate change in an environment where the structure may evolve rapidly.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with people in diverse and different settings.
  • Possesses a sense of urgency; identifies challenges and problems and takes the initiative to identify solutions.

Aduro Biotech, Inc. is at the forefront of discovery, development and commercialization of breakthrough immunotherapies. We provide a workplace where employees excel, thrive and deliver value to patients, their families and our partners. Aduro’s headquarter office is located in Berkeley, California with an international office located in Oss, The Netherlands.



Interested in this opportunity?

Aduro Biotech, Inc. offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
Qualified candidates should forward a resume and cover letter including a statement of interest, availability, and experience in Word or PDF format to:  PLEASE, NO PHONE CALLS.

Aduro Biotech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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