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Corporate Controller

Company: Planet Professional
Location: Boston
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Corporate Controller & External ReportingDirect hireIndustry: Biotech, public company, growing, about 100 employees, about 15 in AF roles, reports to CFOHours: full-timeLocation: Boston (Seaport)WFH: Remote (prefer Boston area but must be located in EST)Background check: criminal, education, employment and 5 panel drug screenVaccinated: yes
Must haves:-Accounting degree-12+ years of public accounting and industry experience-SEC and external reporting-CPA-Vaccinated for Covid
Preferred:-Biotech or life sciences-GAAP-IFRS (listed on London stock exchange)-MBA or Master's degree-Experience at a smaller, start-up or entrepreneurial environment
Job Description:VP, Corporate Controller & External Reporting
The successful candidate must have experience in a complex publicly held organization and have demonstrated the ability to accelerate the financial close cycle to meet accelerated SEC filing timelines. He/she must also be familiar with implementing SOX controls and have experience driving cross-functional process improvements, including procure-to-pay and record-to-report processes.
This role will partner with Finance and other G&A teams, as well as our business partners to improve all touch points required to ensure an accurate and accelerated financial close, and to identify and provide solutions for process challenges.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Contribute to the monthly, quarterly, and annual close procedures and ensure the timeliness, efficiency, and accuracy of internal financial reporting to management.

  • Responsible for the accurate preparation and timely filings of SEC and IFRS periodic reports including preparation of financial statements, footnotes and MD&A

  • Ensure the effectiveness of internal controls and integrity of accounting records and resulting financial statements, work closely with CFO and outside auditors to establish a partnership that ensures full compliance with all requirements, including SOX.

  • Maintain relationships with external auditors and consultants.

  • Oversee the company's equity plans, including the stock option and ESPP programs

  • Oversee revenue recognition and billing activities to ensure proper revenue recognition and accurate and timely invoicing

  • Excellent systems and operational skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office products, and knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics

  • Ability to work collaboratively across functional teams and at various leadership levels

  • Thorough technical accounting knowledge of issues, procedures and practicesREQUIREMENTS:
    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting is required, an MBA or Master's degree preferred

    • CPA required

    • Big 4 public accounting firm experience strongly preferred

    • 15+ years of combined public accounting and industry experience

    • Strong preference for experience in the biotechnology sector

    • Current knowledge of SOX compliance and SEC reporting and US GAAP

    • Experience managing an accounting team at a publicly traded company

Keywords: Planet Professional, Boston , Corporate Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Boston, Massachusetts

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