Controller

Published March 29th, 2024

We are searching for a seasoned and highly effective Financial Controller to join our dynamic team. This role will report directly to the VP Finance and play a critical role in ensuring the accuracy, integrity, and compliance of our financial operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the US, France, and China accounting teams, including their training, and supervision.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain effective financial controls and reporting systems to ensure IPO readiness.
  • Actively drive efficiency through automation and streamlining accounting processes.
  • Prepare and ensure the accuracy of financial statements (US GAAP & IFRS consolidated) including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements.
  • Ensure compliance with all accounting standards and tax regulations.
  • Participate in budgeting and forecasting, propose cost optimization strategies and monitor variances.
  • manage payroll in conjunction with the provider.
  • Support the HR team with benefit enrollment and reconciliations.
  • Collaborate with external auditors during the audit process.
  • Build strong internal and external partnerships for collaboration and effectiveness.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related field.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license preferred.
  • Minimum of 3+ years of experience in a controller role preferably in the Biotech industry.
  • Big 4 background preferred.
  • Strong understanding of US (GAAP) and financial reporting standards, exposure to IFRS preferred.
  • Proven experience in managing accountants and experience with payroll and benefit desired.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience implementing/maintaining accounting systems and developing reporting and analytics capabilities.
  • Proficient in accounting software and experience, with NetSuite preferred.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Can work at the office for a minimum of four days per week.
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