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.
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
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