Assistant Controller

Confidential Company  •  Emeryville, CA

8 - 10 years experience  •  Biotech/Pharma

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17
Confidential Company
Emeryville, CA
8 - 10 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17

Assistant Controller

The Assistant Controller has responsibilities for executing finance objectives and assignments related to the accounting operations. Responsibilities include consolidations, general ledger accounting, close management and audit liaison, payroll, accounts payable, cost accounting, property, plant and equipment, and government grant accounting. The ideal Candidate will have public company experience. This position is hands-on and has great visibility to upper management

* Oversee the accounting and monthly financial close and consolidation process for the U.S. Company and foreign subsidiaries
* Functional areas of responsibilities include consolidations, payroll, GL, cost accounting, property plant & equipment, government grant accounting, accounts payable, and close management
* Ensure timely and accurate financial compilation and reporting and presentation of U.S. and foreign subsidiary financial information
* Interact with senior management and executive levels on business activities to ensure proper financial management and reporting
* Perform technical accounting research, and prepare summary accounting treatment memo, as necessary
* Responsible for the design and development of improved accounting operations
* Manage and lead various process improvement and financial systems projects
* Responsible for the development and management of staff reporting to the position
* External audit coordination and interface for the U.S. parent company

* Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
* CPA with a Big 4 public accounting preferred
* Demonstrated progression within a public company with at least 7+ years of recent management experience in an accounting/finance role
* Strong U.S. GAAP knowledge
* Process and system orientation with an understanding of internal controls
* Strong management and leadership skills, including problem solving and analytical skills
* SAP experience and excellent EXCEL skills

Key Characteristics:
* Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills with emphasis on building strong, longer-term relationships worldwide across varying geographies and functions
* Must be proactive, detail-oriented, a self-starter, able to take responsibility and maintain high quality and accuracy in reporting with specific deadlines
* Results orientation with an ability to manage the overall project
* Must be flexible and able to deal with frequent interruptions, possess the ability to adapt to the Company’s frequently changing needs and priorities, and meet deadlines


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