Assistant Controller

The Assistant Controller will plan, direct and oversee the accounting activities of the department.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Oversee and manages the general accounting functions related to accounts payable and general ledger

Assess current practices and procedures, and make recommendations for improvements

Prepare, review, and analyze financial statements to ensure accuracy and completeness

Maintain and control the general ledger and various sub-ledgers

Manage fixed assets and CIP accounts

Prepare and analyze monthly budget vs. actual reports

Prepare and submit monthly and quarterly financial results

Prepare monthly P&L, Cash Flow and Balance Sheet forecasts

Oversee and coordinate annual audit


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration, a minimum of 10 years of experience in financial accounting and 5-7 years in a managerial role; Excellent management and supervisory skills; CPA preferred; Life sciences experience in pharmaceutical or biologics environment preferred.

Competencies/Candidate Profile

Thorough understanding of general accounting principles

Knowledge of best practices and internal controls

Proficient in accounting software (i.e. NetSuite) and Microsoft Suite or related software

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

Outstanding problem solving and analytical skills

Superb verbal and written communication skills

Strong leadership skills with a dedication to driving and achieving results

Proficient meeting and training facilitation skills

Ability to be flexible, adaptive, calm under pressure, and capable of balancing multiple priorities

Demonstrated ability to be collaborative, adaptable, accountable, and have a can-do attitude

Strong follow-up capabilities

Supervisory Responsibility

Directs assigned tasks and provides guidance on escalated matters as needed

Create and maintain staff schedules to ensure timely execution of deliverables in the most effective manner

Coach, develop and train staff, set performance goals, lead feedback discussions, performance evaluation, and performance reviews. Will also assist with career mentoring, and disciplinary matters as necessary.

Interviews prospective employees and chooses the best applicant based on skills, knowledge, and abilities required for the job.

Directly supervise 3 employees within the Accounts Payable department

Indirectly supervise 1 employee with the Accounts Receivable department

Indirectly supervise 1 employee within the Accounting department