New ABFO Member Company Open Financial Position - Controller/Sr. Director, Myovant Sciences


Myovant Sciences aspires to be the leading healthcare company focused on innovative treatments for women’s health and prostate cancer designed to improve the lives of millions.  We are on a mission to redefine care for women and for men through purpose-driven science, empowering medicines, and transformative advocacy.  We are looking for passionate and enthusiastic individuals who share our excitement for this mission.

Summary Description

The Controller/Senior Director, Accounting position is one of the most senior positions within the Myovant Finance organization reporting to the Vice President of Accounting. This individual will be responsible for all accounting and consolidation activities for Myovant and, depending on the profile of the candidate, may also include responsibility for other finance operations. The Controller/Senior Director, Accounting will be responsible for maintaining the integrity of the ledger, building and supervising the accounting team, leading the accounting close and consolidation process, and developing and maintaining scalable, SOX 404B compliant processes in line with the expected company growth.  This position will have a direct and significant impact on how we build, operate, and manage our finance and accounting functions. The ideal candidate has public company experience in mature commercial environments within the biotech/pharma industry as well as public accounting experiences.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide direct hands-on oversight and management of a high performing accounting team of 5 team members, including reviewing deliverables such as journal entries and account reconciliations, training and professional development of team members.
  • Provide direct hands-on oversight and management of payroll and stock administration team of two team members, including reviewing and approving payrolls, option/RSU transactions and compensation related journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Assist corporate treasurer with various treasury related activities (e.g., back up for releasing domestic and international payments)
  • Manage the monthly, quarterly, and annual close procedures and the overall execution of accounting and finance protocols, strategy, and timelines.
  • Organize and manage close activities to ensure a timely close (e.g., 6 business days), while maintaining accuracy and adherence to SOX 404B internal control standards.
  • Act as primary point of contact for Myovant’s majority shareholder for accounting related matters, including preparing and presenting monthly financial results to majority shareholder.
  • Proactively and frequently interact and collaborate with various internal and external business partners, to ensure that financial transactions are appropriately accounted for.
  • Assist in researching complex accounting issues and implementation of procedures to ensure that transactions are properly recorded under U.S. GAAP. 
  • Recommend and implement best practices regarding accounting policies and procedures as well as systems and processes to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the accounting close and other finance operations.
  • Actively participate and contribute as subject matter expert in continuous optimization of SAP and other financial applications.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members in delivering high quality, reliable, decision ready information to business partners.
  • Act as a primary point of contact for external audits.
  • Perform other related accounting/finance duties as required by the position.

Core Competencies, Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting is required.  Active CPA license is preferred
  • 15+ years of relevant progressive accounting experience. 
  • A combination of public accounting and commercial-stage biotechnology/pharmaceutical company is required.  Recent public company experience is required. 
  • Recent experience in a SOX 404B compliant environment is required.
  • Recent demonstrated ability to lead and manage an accounting team and drive continuous process improvements.
  • SAP experience is preferred. 
  • Strong understanding of U.S. GAAP and SOX requirements and experience managing external and internal audit activities.
  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking and analytical skills with the ability to synthesize complex information identify accounting and operational issues and formulate solution alternatives, and design and implement workflow, and other procedures.
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to efficiently manage a team to provide high quality work.
  • Unquestionable integrity and judgment.
  • Ability to work in a quickly changing environment and manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Ability to prioritize and plan work activities to successfully meet deadlines.
  • Strong contributor in a team environment, with the ability to balance team and individual viewpoints and responsibilities. Demonstrated ability leading and mentoring a team.
  • Enthusiasm to help build one of the best finance organizations in the industry

Disclaimer:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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