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Controller

San Mateo, CA 94403

Posted: 08/15/2022 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 500167 Country: United States Is job remote?: No

Job Description


Responsibilities
  • Manage the Company’ s general accounting function, including oversight of the monthly and quarterly general ledger close processes
  • Provide technical accounting GAAP guidance and oversee technical accounting memos
  • Manage other finance-related activities, including general accounting, treasury, equity plan administration, and interactions with transfer agent, banks and investment managers
  • Supervise payroll function
  • Manage relationships with external auditors and SOX consultants
  • Assist in preparing audit committee and board materials
  • Ensure the integrity and accuracy of information provided to the external auditors in relation to the annual audit and quarterly reviews
  • Ensure integrity of the Company’ s accounting systems, including interfaces from payroll, equity, purchasing, banks and expense management to the general ledger
  • Provide cross-functional support to the Company as needs arise, including special projects, system improvements or ad-hoc financial analyses

 

Education and Professional Qualifications
  • Bachelor' s degree in Accounting or Finance with an active CPA license
  • 7+ years of Big 4 audit experience preferred; biotech industry experience preferred
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of GAAP accounting principles
  • Experience in a clinical stage bioscience/pharmaceutical company
  • Experience operating within a Sarbanes-Oxley control environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Enjoys being ‘ hands-on’ and able to work cross-functionally in a co-located environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with people in diverse and different settings, including presentations to upper management
  • Possesses a sense of urgency; identifies challenges and problems and takes the initiative to identify solutions; ability to deal with business issues collaboratively with other departments
  • Fast learner, with well-developed problem-solving skills
  • Good energy, enthusiastic, goal driven
  • Working experience with NetSuite
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