New ABFO Member Company open financial posting, US Controller, invitae corporation


Invitae Corporation, a medical genetics company located in San Francisco, is seeking a US Controller, who will be responsible for overseeing certain aspects of the corporate accounting function, external audit, M&A transaction support and financial integration. Over time, it is expected that this person will also take on additional roles and responsibilities within the corporate accounting function. This person will also be a key member of the newly implemented Oracle Cloud expansion/improvement program in addition to providing oversight of SOX-related activities for respective areas, which includes partnering with third-party support services. This role requires critical thinking skills, effective organizational and execution skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a strong ability to build effective relationships across the company. This individual interacts with all levels of management and third parties across financial and operational projects and initiatives. The ideal candidate is a licensed CPA with significant biotechnology or pharmaceutical experience. This position will be based in our San Francisco headquarters and report to the Corporate Controller.


  • Lead, develop and mentor a rapidly evolving accounting team, including individuals responsible for GL accounting, treasury, accounts payable, cost accounting, payroll administration, equity administration and others
  • Oversee transaction accounting, payroll processing, the close process, and other financial controls; assure accuracy, timeliness, and conformity with professional accounting standards and best practices in accordance with GAAP requirements
  • Maintain and develop internal control structure, including development and revision of accounting policies and procedures
  • Partner with Corp Dev by providing support during the M&A lifecycle by performing due diligence and opening balance sheet procedures, gaining an understanding and standardizing the key policies, and integration of the finance and accounting functions
  • Liaison and relationship manager with accounting firms and independent auditors for the respective areas
  • Manage SOX compliance for areas of responsibility by establishing, overseeing, and maintaining financial controls and operational processes that balance controls and risk management with flexibility inherent to staying nimble and fostering our entrepreneurial culture
  • Drive process improvement activities to accelerate and enhance the company close cycle and transactional processes
  • ERP System – Participate in expansion/improvement program of the recently implemented Oracle Cloud ERP system
  • Special projects and assignments as needed


  • Bachelor's degree with major coursework in business administration, finance, or accounting
  • Minimum 10 years of Finance/Accounting experience including a combination of public accounting, preferably Big 4, as well as industry accounting experience
  • Recent experience working at an SEC SOX compliant registrant required
  • Minimum 4 years experience leading managers and providing mentoring, coaching, and development to create high-performing teams
  • Extensive experience in the general ledger, monthly close process and financial reporting, and in-depth knowledge of US GAAP and SOX compliance
  • Strong technical accounting experience, including writing accounting memos and negotiating complex accounting issues with external auditors
  • Strong understanding of cost accounting preferably in pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
  • Ability to proactively identify accounting issues and initiative to solve challenges
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Oracle Cloud or other large or mid-size ERP experience preferred
  • Technically savvy with systems and ability to improve processes and utilize technology to enhance productivity, reduce errors, and mitigate risks
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, proactively manage tasks and workloads while being flexible, able to adapt with short notice
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively across a diverse range of departments and levels, including executive management.
  • Ability to maintain positive, professional relationships with personnel at all levels of the organization

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