New ABFO Open Job Posting - Controller, Imbria Pharmaceuticals

About Imbria

We are a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company leveraging our deep understanding of energy metabolism to develop novel therapies to substantially improve the lives of patients with life-altering diseases. Our approach to drug development is based on targeting known mechanisms, validated biology and our expertise in both large indications, such as cardiovascular disease, and in orphan disease indications, such as those arising from inborn errors of metabolism.  We have offices in Carmel Valley and Boston.

Position Summary

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who can manage the day-to-day functions of accounting and partner closely with other members of the team leading both finance and operational initiatives. This hands-on Controller will be responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day accounting including AP, payroll, financial close process, internal and external reporting and compliance with Company policies, GAAP and SEC reporting requirements. The Controller ensures that financial policies are established and enforced, and adequate controls are in place to safeguard the organization’s assets. You must be able to implement and continually look for ways to improve existing processes.  This role will report to the CFO.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the general accounting function, including preparation of journal entries, reconciliations, month-end analyses and financial statements
  • Work closely with departments outside of accounting for proper project and clinical accruals
  • Ensure that the close process is performed in a timely, efficient and accurate manner
  • Ensure that company financial reports are prepared in compliance with Company policies, GAAP and SEC reporting requirements
  • Responsible for all external reporting, including Form 10-K/Q, Form 8-K and Section 16 reporting
  • Ensure all policies and procedures are in place to provide reasonable assurance that the company assets are protected
  • Direct and monitor compliance with internal controls related to financial policies to mitigate risk and engage in continuous improvement
  • Lead and direct planning and coordination of external audits and quarterly reviews; ensure timely and successful completion of financial audits
  • Partner closely with all members of the senior management team on executing business strategies
  • Support the budgeting, forecasting and planning process on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Responsible for the Company’s federal, state and local tax compliance, including managing outside tax advisors

Experience & Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field, CPA preferred
  • A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible accounting and/or financial reporting experience
  • Public company experience required
  • Thorough understanding of US GAAP
  • Demonstrated experience in external reporting (SEC 10K, 10Q, etc.)

Essential Skills and Abilities

  • Superior judgment and ability to demonstrate adaptability to individual needs while not compromising integrity and financial needs of the organization
  • Excellent management and supervisory skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to translate complex financial information
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively across all functions
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical abilities
  • Track record of assessing organizational needs and implementing policies and procedures
  • Commitment to and experience in developing team skills and talents to meet the evolving needs of the organization


Interested in this opportunity?

Potential candidates, please send your resumés to Human Resources at


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