New ABFO Member Company Open job posting - Corporate Controller, RAPT Therapeutics


Manager: Rodney Young, CFO
Department: Finance

This title will be either Senior Director or VP of Finance and Corporate Controller depending on the level of experience. This individual will be able to manage processes and systems to achieve an effective environment of financial controls that is supportive of the overall business. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated the ability to design, communicate, and manage financial reporting processes including external financial statement audits, reporting and implementing internal controls domestically and internationally.

The position will promote quality and integrity of the accounting output by effectively managing all aspects of the corporation’s general accounting processes through effective communication and a positive customer service attitude. This includes building/maintaining a cohesive and effective staff; day-to-day management of departmental staff; modifying and maintaining policies; continually seeking mechanisms to streamline and automate processes; and building and maintaining relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. This role will report to the CFO and will interface with all members of the company’s leadership team and with all company functional areas.


As a key member of the Finance leadership team, this person will be responsible for all aspects of the accounting close process, payroll, equity, financial statement production and SEC reporting. The VP of Finance will work closely with the company’s outside auditor and the internal audit team to refine and support an effective environment of financial reporting and controls. Duties include:

  • Manage timely and accurate preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial accounting results through the close and consolidation process, ensuring accuracy and integrity of internal and external financial reporting.
  • Directly monitors clinical study and other key contracts to determine GAAP expense estimates for clinical trial and other contract accruals.
  • Manage the annual budgeting and periodic forecasting processes; work with department heads to align goals with budgets and forecasts.
  • Prepare actuals vs. budget analysis.
  • Maintain capitalization table and oversee all equity plan transactions including Employee Stock Purchase Program and Incentive Option Plan to ensure activities are correctly processed in a timely manner and taxes are properly withheld and reported.
  • Monitor trading activity for preparation of and timely filings of Form 4s.
  • Lead the external financial reporting function, including preparation of financial statements, footnotes, and audit schedules.
  • Lead the relationship with our independent auditors; manage the annual audit and quarterly review process.
  • Manage and review the Company’s third party tax consultants in preparing the Company’s income tax returns, tax provision for financial statement purposes and tax disclosures in SEC filings.
  • Manage and prepare the Company’s real and personal property tax issues, equity and payroll tax related issues and ensure the accuracy of any filings as applicable
  • Develop, maintain, and enforce technical accounting policies and procedures in accordance with US GAAP.
  • Implement internal controls and maintain internal control environment to ensure compliance with Sox and corporate policies and procedures for general accounting operations
  • Manage, mentor, and develop a high performing, professional team.
  • Help to set a “tone at the top” that stresses ethics, integrity, and good governance.
  • Assists with identifying process improvements, implementing changes, and ensuring best practices
  • Participate in or lead ad hoc projects, as needed


  • 12+ years of industry experience in accounting roles with increasing responsibilities, preferably in biotech; and 5+ years of successful management experience; or an equivalent combination.
  • Prior experience leading both technical accounting and SEC reporting at a public company.
  • Strong operational and technical accounting background
  • NetSuite ERP and Fidelity system experience preferred
  • Ability to work effectively with senior level executives and external advisors
  • Extensive project management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Association of Bioscience Financial Officers

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