Controller

  • location: San Francisco, CA
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $190,000 - $230,000 per year
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Controller

job summary:
Corporate Controller

Commercial stage publicly traded pharmaceuticals company is currently seeking a Corporate Controller for their company. This role will be responsible for accounting, internal and external reporting, tax, internal controls, financial policies and procedures and stock administration. The Controller directs financial operations and prepares financial analyses of operations, including financial statements with supporting schedules for use by management. The Controller is responsible for the Company's financial policies and procedures, its accounting practices, the maintenance of its fiscal records, the preparation of financial reports, and the purchasing function. The Controller supervises staff that performs the functions of general accounting, payroll, accounts payable, cash receipts, and purchasing. The Controller provides leadership and technical assistance to staff and supervisors in sound fiscal management practices, contract compliance and budget development, including assistance in initiating and managing the budgeting process and specific business plans. The Controller also participates as requested in corporate long and short term financial planning, cash management, business development strategies, and special projects. Public company experience required. Experience in a small biotech company would be helpful, but not required.

This position will report directly to the CFO.

· Accounting and financial reporting.

· Maintain robust accounting records, policies and procedures.

· Close the books in a timely manner in accordance with US GAAP.

· Generate monthly reporting package: general ledger; proper cutoff; journal entries; account reconciliations.

· Equity and capitalization table maintenance

· Coordinate with CFO on clinical and CMC accruals.

· Distribute financial statements.

· Prepare US GAAP compliant annual financial statements and footnotes.

· Manage technical accounting specialists to research accounting literature and prepare accounting and financial reporting position papers.

· SEC reporting - coordinate and assist the Technical Director in filing all 10Q's, 10K, S-1, S-3, Form 3, Form 4, Proxy and all other required SEC compliance

· Internal controls- design, implement and oversee internal controls; as needed longer term, implement SOX 404.

· Audits- manage annual financial audit, draft financial statements.

· Tax- manage tax returns and tax provision with external tax advisor; R&D tax credit; other annual tasks include 1099's, property tax filings, sales and use tax, CA SOS filing, California annual filing, US Census reports, etc.

· Treasury/cash management- monitor bank funds to ensure accounts have adequate cash to support needs; approve wire transfers; reconcile bank accounts, provide cash activity summary to management; all journal entries surrounding cash/investments.

· Accounts Payable- supervise A/P analyst in this role.

· Payroll- supervise payroll analyst in this role.

· Stock Administration- oversee outside vendors for stock administration and quarterly and annual stock compensation calculation with outside vendor

· 401(k)- As necessary, perform all 401(k) "administrator" duties and manage 401K audit process and annual Form 5500 filing; with plan provider and external audit firm.

REQUIREMENTS

· 15 years' minimum experience of general accounting, financial statement preparation and stock compensation accounting.

· Public Company Controller or SEC Reporting experience required.

· Knowledge of US GAAP and internal control frameworks.

· BS/MS/MBA in Accounting and CPA are helpful.

· Knowledge and understanding of biopharma industry highly desired.

· Experience with Microsoft Dynamics (Great Plains) (preferred but not required).

· Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Excel and Word.

· Ability to work in a fast-paced, startup environment.

· Excellent organizational skills and an ability to prioritize effectively to deliver results within reasonably established timelines.

· Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

· Strong interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication are essential in this collaborative work environment.

 
location: San Francisco, California
job type: Permanent
salary: $190,000 - 230,000 per year
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelor's degree
experience: 10 Years
 
responsibilities:
This position will report directly to the CFO.

· Accounting and financial reporting.

· Maintain robust accounting records, policies and procedures.

· Close the books in a timely manner in accordance with US GAAP.

· Generate monthly reporting package: general ledger; proper cutoff; journal entries; account reconciliations.

· Equity and capitalization table maintenance

· Coordinate with CFO on clinical and CMC accruals.

· Distribute financial statements.

· Prepare US GAAP compliant annual financial statements and footnotes.

· Manage technical accounting specialists to research accounting literature and prepare accounting and financial reporting position papers.

· SEC reporting - coordinate and assist the Technical Director in filing all 10Q's, 10K, S-1, S-3, Form 3, Form 4, Proxy and all other required SEC compliance

· Internal controls- design, implement and oversee internal controls; as needed longer term, implement SOX 404.

· Audits- manage annual financial audit, draft financial statements.

· Tax- manage tax returns and tax provision with external tax advisor; R&D tax credit; other annual tasks include 1099's, property tax filings, sales and use tax, CA SOS filing, California annual filing, US Census reports, etc.

· Treasury/cash management- monitor bank funds to ensure accounts have adequate cash to support needs; approve wire transfers; reconcile bank accounts, provide cash activity summary to management; all journal entries surrounding cash/investments.

· Accounts Payable- supervise A/P analyst in this role.

· Payroll- supervise payroll analyst in this role.

· Stock Administration- oversee outside vendors for stock administration and quarterly and annual stock compensation calculation with outside vendor

· 401(k)- As necessary, perform all 401(k) "administrator" duties and manage 401K audit process and annual Form 5500 filing; with plan provider and external audit firm.

 
qualifications:
REQUIREMENTS

· 15 years' minimum experience of general accounting, financial statement preparation and stock compensation accounting.

· Public Company Controller or SEC Reporting experience required.

· Knowledge of US GAAP and internal control frameworks.

· BS/MS/MBA in Accounting and CPA are helpful.

· Knowledge and understanding of biopharma industry highly desired.

· Experience with Microsoft Dynamics (Great Plains) (preferred but not required).

· Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Excel and Word.

· Ability to work in a fast-paced, startup environment.

· Excellent organizational skills and an ability to prioritize effectively to deliver results within reasonably established timelines.

· Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

· Strong interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication are essential in this collaborative work environment.

 
skills: General Ledger, 10-K
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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