Position Summary:

Reporting to the Controller, the primary responsibilities of the Assistant Controller will be to oversee the accounting function, including internal and external financial reporting. The Assistant Controller is a multi-faceted, hands-on leadership position that includes: Corporate Accounting; Accounting and Financial Assurance; and managing SOX 404 Compliance.

Specific roles and responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for the overall accounting operations, including transaction processing, accounting close process, and accurate preparation of financial accounting results and management reporting. Includes review of journal entries and monthly reconciliations to ensure accurate account balances.
  • Manage, mentor and develop a high performing and collaborative finance team. 
  • Oversee the stock administration team and system, including the accuracy and timeliness of recording and reporting all equity award activities and stock based compensation expense.
  • Maintain and improve, as needed, the Company’s accounting system, NetSuite.
  • Lead the initiative for process improvements and automation of accounting processes, as needed.
  • Assist in all technical accounting matters, including; developing, maintaining and enforcing accounting policies and procedures in accordance with US GAAP and other authoritative literature; leading analysis of the application of technical accounting standards to complex business issues and transactions; and providing well-supported documentation/white papers of positions and conclusions.
  • Provide support for the quarterly and annual financial statements (and related footnote disclosures) in accordance with US GAAP for Forms 10-Q, 10-K, and other SEC filings, in compliance with SEC regulations and US GAAP disclosure requirements.
  • Develop and execute deliverables and manage the external auditors and tax service providers.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of internal controls, perform internal controls and oversee execution and testing of controls to ensure overall compliance with SOX 404(a) and 404(b) requirements.
  • Oversee tax planning, compliance and filings, including corporate income tax, and sales and use tax.
  • Keep informed of current developments in the field of US GAAP standards, other authoritative standards, new legislation, professional trends, and technological advances within biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned by the Controller to make this job a career building experience.

Minimum Education/Experience

  • BS/BA degree in accounting, with a CPA license (inactive is okay) and both public accounting and biotech industry experience.
  • 8+ years of finance and accounting experience in a fast-paced, results-oriented, hands-on environment at a small to medium size publicly traded company, preferably in the biotech or life sciences industry.
  • 2+ years of previous people management experience
  • Ability to be visionary in building an experienced and high-performing accounting team to commensurate with the growth of the Company.
  • Team-oriented with outstanding integrity, accuracy and organizational skills.
  • Ability to proactively identify and solve problems.
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills to facilitate interaction with all levels of an organization and outside audiences as well as excellent listening skills; open and responsive to new ideas.
  • A positive, self-confident, decisive leader, with a track record in developing high performing teams, and leveraging a collaborative, coaching approach in management style.
  • Computer skills: Functional experience with an ERP, NetSuite preferred; proficiency in MS Office applications such as; Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in system improvement implementations and automated solutions.


Other Qualifications

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Able to work effectively in a fast-paced and fluid environment.
  • Self-motivated, self-disciplined and able to function independently as well as part of a team.
  • Strong ability to coach, mentor and motivate team members.
  • Strong ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work in an evolving environment.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills.

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