Financial Controller

Job Description

Responsible for the accounting operations, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results and ensure that reported results comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.  May be responsible for cash and risk management.

Key factors for role

Primary Responsibilities


  • Ensure that accounts payables are paid in a timely manner and that all reasonable discounts are taken
  • Complete periodic bank reconciliations
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system and a system of controls over accounting transactions
  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Process payroll and manage contributions to the 401k retirement plan


  • Issue timely and complete financial statements
  • Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics
  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management
  • Provide financial analysis for capital investments and contract negotiations


  • Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit
  • Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants
  • Comply with local, state and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business administration
  • 7 – 10 years of relevant experience working in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment; previous biotechnology experience would be a plus but not required
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control principles including GAAP
  • High level of computer literacy including excel skills

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