Why would I want this job?

Clinical-stage rare disease biopharma company is seeking a Corporate Controller, to join their growing Finance team. This position will report to the Chief Financial Officer.

What would I be doing?

The Corporate Controller will lead the accounting activities of the organization to support the needs and requirements of a publicly traded company.  He/She will have overall responsibility for the accounting process, provision of GAAP financial statements, SEC reporting, tax matters and external auditor engagement.  The Corporate Controller will partner with non-finance executives and managers to engage and gather information on Company activities to improve business processes, enable effective decision making and track corporate performance.




  • Lead all financial and accounting activities including SEC reporting
  • Certify quarterly and annual reports are consistent with GAAP
  • Ensure SOX compliance
  • Build a best-in-class accounting function; motivate and develop talent
  • Partner closely with third parties to manage annual audits, third party valuations, filings, taxes, and other corporate accounting activities
  • Lead preparation of financial updates, analysis, and board content for leadership team, Board of Directors, and investors
  • Oversee the month end close, including but not limited to preparing and reviewing journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Prepare technical accounting memorandums as needed as well as continue to improve on and strengthen the internal control environment
  • Foster an environment of continuous improvement to identify, develop, and implement process changes and systems to increase efficiency, ensure accurate reporting, and build scalable accounting processes
  • Partner with all cross functional leadership in Research, Tech Ops, Commercial and Clinical teams to forecast and account for discovery and development projects and major collaborations
  • Develop KPIs to monitor and evaluate financial and operational initiatives; Synthesize and communicate information to key stakeholders and executive management
  • Perform or participate in special projects or ad hoc assignments

What would make me qualified?

  • MBA/MS degree in Finance or Accounting
  • 12+ years of relevant experience within Life Sciences or Biotechnology industries required.
  • CPA certification; knowledge of accounting principles including (GAAP and GAAS) general and cost accounting, tax reporting and budgeting
  • Financial reporting and accounting expertise in proxy preparation (Def 14A) with SEC (specifically ASC 718 experience) required.
  • “Big Four” or national accounting firm audit experience preferred
  • Experience leading and mentoring an accounting function, preferably in a public biotech company.
  • Demonstrated management and interpersonal skills
  • Systems implementation experience preferred
  • Maintain high ethical and professional standards
  • Ability to work in a team environment and participate as an active member of management
  • Effective oral and written business communication skills
  • Analytical, statistical, personal organization, and problem-solving skills; able to organize, prioritize, and execute a variable workload and multiple priorities