A high-growth, startup biotech company is preparing for an IPO and looking to add a critical Finance leader to the team.
The Corporate Controller will provide hands-on oversight of the accounting function, working with a small but dedicated team. Reporting to the CFO, the Corporate Controller will manage an Accounting Manager and one Staff Accountant, and will be responsible for hiring & growing the team as needed.
The Corporate Controller will work directly with the CFO to support the SEC and external reporting functions and will create a robust FP&A process to meet financial & strategic objectives. The Corporate Controller will also oversee the monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting close procedures and provide strategic reporting to Board, CEO & CFO.
The ideal candidate has extensive life sciences experience, experience within a publicly traded company, financial leadership experience in a global setting, an eagerness to tackle the challenges that arise in a start-up / high-growth environment, an even temperament, a genuine value for work / life balance, and a sense of humor. This is a mission-driven organization and the team is passionate about the work they do!
This company has multiple products in their pipeline and is preparing for an IPO. The company is global and fully remote. The Corporate Controller would ideally be in the Greater Boston area, but the CFO is open to an excellent candidate anywhere on the East Coast.
BS Accounting or Finance; CPA preferred
10+ years relevant finance and accounting experience including previous experience as a Controller, & experience in a public company
Experience working in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry, required
Strong system skills, including experience with ERP implementations
Advanced knowledge of finance, accounting, clinical trial accruals, budgeting, tax, banking, cash management, cost control principles, IPO readiness and GAAP
Excellent process improvement abilities, including developing & implementing financial policies, procedures & initiatives