Position Summary:

The primary responsibilities of the Assistant Controller / Controller will be to oversee the accounting function, including internal and external financial reporting. The Assistant Controller / Controller is a multi-faceted leadership position, managing SEC Reporting & SOX 404; Corporate Accounting; Accounting and Financial Assurance; Financial Planning and Analysis.

Specific roles and responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day activities of the accounting department, including transaction processing, accounting close process, and accurate preparation of financial accounting results and management reporting.
  • Evaluation, implementation and maintenance of financial software systems.
  • Serve as a technical subject matter expert to include: 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 of positions and conclusions; and overseeing SEC reporting guidelines.
  • Keeps informed of current developments in the field of US GAAP standards, other authoritative standards, new legislation, professional trends, and technological advances within biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Ensure the timely and accurate preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements (and related footnote disclosures) in accordance with US GAAP.
  • Oversee the timely and accurate preparation of external financial reporting, including the drafting and finalization of Forms 10-Q, 10-K and other SEC filings as required, in compliance with SEC regulations and US GAAP disclosure requirements.
  • Serve as primary contact for and manage external audit and tax service providers.
  • Design and implement strong internal controls and oversee execution and testing of controls to ensure overall compliance with SOX 404 requirements.
  • Key participant in the budgeting and forecasting process.  Perform periodic budget vs actual analyses.
  • Oversee tax planning, compliance and filings, including corporate income tax, and sales and use tax.
  • Manage, mentor and develop a high performing and collaborative finance team. 
  • Keeps 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 to make this job a career building experience.


Minimum Education/Experience

  • BS/BA degree in accounting, with a CPA license and extensive background working in both public accounting and industry.
  • At least 10 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 life sciences, medical technology or diagnostics industries.
  • 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; proficiency in MS Office applications such as; Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in system implementation.

Other Qualifications

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