New ABFO Open Job Posting - Director of Accounting/Assistant Controller-Halozyme


The Director of Accounting, Assistant Controller will lead a team of accounting professionals at Halozyme, reporting to the Executive Director, Corporate Controller. He/She will be responsible for SEC reporting, SOX compliance, and general and technical accounting for a variety of areas including, but not limited to: clinical trials, employee stock plans, debt, inventory,, revenue and other areas of technical accounting.


These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage, mentor and develop the Senior Manager of Accounting and Manager of Financial Reporting that are responsible for the following areas: clinical trial accounting, debt accounting, stock plan administration, share-based compensation expense, and SEC financial reporting activities, including drafting and filing of Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, annual Proxy Statement
  • Provide technical accounting guidance for inventory and revenue accounting
  • Coordinate and oversee the Sarbanes Oxley activities relative to internal controls documentation and testing for areas of responsibility and overall
  • Ensure that company financial records, under responsibility, are maintained in compliance with company policies and US GAAP
  • Review monthly/quarterly account reconciliations, journal entries, and other documents to ensure this compliance
  • Research areas of complex accounting and compliance matters
  • Assist the Controller with the assessment of technical accounting matters through preparation of white papers
  • Develop and implement accounting policies and processes into the Company’s operations and compliance processes in alignment with executives
  • Coordinate work relating to external audits in the periodic review of the company financial records and implementation of agreed upon recommendations resulting from the audit findings
  • Seek to improve processes, make recommendations to company leaders to improve the efficiency and accuracy of operations, and lead efforts to streamline and automate where possible
  • Provide accounting insight and oversight for future business activities including participating in due diligence and other activities surrounding acquisitions/dispositions
  • Provide training and education to Accounting Department and other departments for technical accounting and compliance matters
  • Lead or support cross-functional accounting projects, as needed, to support the success of the Accounting Department, as a whole


  • Provide management reports and analyses as needed
  • Lead or support systems implementations as required
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum of a Bachelors’ degree in an accredited accounting program  with at least 10 years’ related accounting and 5 years’ management experience (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
  • Genuine interest and ability to research technical accounting matters and assist the Controller with the assessment of technical accounting matters through preparation of white papers.
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, internal controls and financial reporting, required
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills required
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with all levels within the organization
  • Demonstrated success driving change, organization and improvement to support evolving business needs
  • High degree of personal and professional integrity
  • Excellent organizational and documentation skills with detail orientation
  • Collaborative teammate with a great attitude
  • Comfortable with a dynamic, fast-paced, rapid-growth environment
  • Ability to work extended, non-traditional hours as needed including month-end, quarter-end and year-end reporting periods
  • CPA license and “big four” public accounting experience at manager level and above preferred
  • public company and SOX-compliant pharmaceutical/biotech industry experience with previous exposure to multinational companies is desired


Equipment:  PC, scanners, facsimile machine, voice mail and e-mail systems, and common office machines, or ability to be trained.  Knowledge of other equipment required: N/A

Software Knowledge: Windows, MS Office (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel).  Knowledge of other software required: ERP systems (Great Plains preferred) and Equity Edge On-line. Workiva is a plus


  • Work in collaboration with colleagues in all internal groups and departments and the executive management team.
  • Work with external auditors and technical accounting experts


Physical Activities: On a continuous basis, sit at desk for a long period of time; intermittently answer telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means. Some walking and lifting up to 20 lbs. may be required. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and responsibilities.

Laboratory Activities, if applicable:  N/A


Travel may be required up to 5% of your time



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