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Company: Vaco Financial
Location: Carlsbad
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

About Vaco: Vaco provides expert consulting, permanent placement, executive search, and strategic staffing for companies around the world, in the areas of accounting, finance, operations, administration and more. As a premier talent solutions firm, Vaco connects people to their dream jobs and helps leading companies find talent to grow their business. About the Opportunity: Biotech company specializing in purpose built drugs for cancer. Job Description: Company is searching for an experienced pharmaceutical Controller to join our recently public company in San Diego, California. The Controller plays a key role in the overall management of the company and acts as a trusted technical advisor to the CEO, CFO and the Board of Directors. The Controller leads all aspects of the accounting department for the company. Oversees budgets, accounting policies and procedures. Analyzes and interprets financial data and recommends changes to improve systems and financial performance. Provides leadership and technical guidance for compliance with GAAP. This position reports directly to the CFO. Responsibilities:

  • Oversees and verifies the accuracy and timeliness of all finance reports including SEC filings; manages the day-to-day financial operations and month end/quarter-end/year-end reporting including payroll processing, accounts payable and fixed asset management ensuring financial statements are complete, accurate, and in compliance with U.S. GAAP requirements.
  • Manages annual audit and quarterly reviews with independent auditors.
  • Develops and prepares necessary financial information for regulatory requirements.
  • Partners with the CFO and other executive management team in preparing Board presentations.
  • Oversees comprehensive month end close to include reviewing and approving monthly financial statements and analysis of operating and balance sheet accounts.
  • Supervises outsourced accounting services for all general accounting functions.
  • Provides continuous direction and feedback to the accounting service firm.
  • Sets high standards and integrity for performance and holds the team accountable for results.
  • Provides leadership and direction to individual employees to establish high morale and dedication.
  • Oversees the hiring and supervision of accounting and related personnel. Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field, CPA required
    • 10-15+ years of progressive accounting and finance experience
    • Biotech company experience required
    • Strong knowledge and understanding of U.S. GAAP, accounting and financial reporting
    • Superior judgement and ability to demonstrate adaptability to individual needs while not compromising integrity and financial needs of the organization
    • Excellent management and supervisory skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively across a diverse range of departments and levels, including senior management and the Board
    • Ability to proactively identify accounting issues and initiative to solve challenges.
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills

Keywords: Vaco Financial, San Diego , Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Carlsbad, California

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