New ABFO Member Company open job posting - Corporate Controller, Carmot Therapeutics


Company Overview

Bay Area, clinical stage therapeutics company with lead programs entering phase 2, a pipeline of earlier stage assets and proprietary drug discovery platform. Recently raised $50m in capital from preeminent group of venture investors. Strategic partnership in place with leading big biopharma company who is also an investor. Imminent royalty stream from program discovered using platform within a strategic partnership. Expecting to raise “cross-over” capital in 2021 and planning on IPO within 9-18 months. Seeking an ambitious and experienced Finance professional to join the team.

Position Summary

In this position, you will report to the Chief Business Officer and oversee accounting operations as well as provide business insight and financial analysis related to key business and corporate development activities.

You will work closely with clinical, research, manufacturing and senior management teams to provide financial operations necessary to advance clinical and IND-stage programs and research platform. You will be directly responsible for leading the budgeting, monthly close and financial tracking and reporting related processes and other key accounting and finance obligations.

A dynamic and fast-paced environment with a can-do attitude and a strong culture of innovation, initiative and ownership. You must be excellent at multi-tasking and have the courage to push the boundaries and assume a broad array of responsibilities.

Primary responsibilities

  • Oversee accounting, financial reporting and equity mgt. operations for the Company in a
    manner consistent with an “IPO ready” approach
  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Issue timely and complete financial statements and reports including for an overseas
  • Work cross functionally and manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts
  • Manage outsourced accounting, audit and tax service providers and processes
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Provide financial insight and analysis on select corporate development activities
    including: strategic partnerships, capital raising, corporate structuring, major contract

Desired Qualifications and Experience

The controller candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience and 10+ years of progressively responsible experience for a life science company. Preference will be given to candidates with the Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designations. Key skills and experience:

  • Accounting and financial reporting requirements
  • Corporate controller and/or senior accounting role within a public company
  • Developing standards and managing processes
  • Budget development and tracking
  • Financial and business analysis
  • Working cross functionally including communicating effectively with scientists
  • Project management skills and ability to lead teams with diverse backgrounds
  • Strong inter-personal and written and verbal communication skills

We offer competitive salary, participation in our stock option plan, and comprehensive benefits.
We are an equal opportunity employer.

Association of Bioscience Financial Officers

Interested candidates please contact James Watson at
and copy Laura Fernandez at

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