Accounting Manager

Company Confidential
New Haven
Mar 03, 2018
Mar 09, 2018
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

Position Title: Controller/Accounting Manager
The Controller/Vice President Finance, Controller will lead all accounting and financial activities of the company including internal and external reporting, financial systems, treasury, insurance, investing, and tax matters, as well as providing IT and facility oversight. S/he will be the Principal Accounting Officer of the Company and must provide technical accounting leadership, and collaborate productively with the Company's auditors and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. S/he must be comfortable presenting financial and operational information to a variety of audiences including employees, finance community, Board Members, CFO and the CEO. The right candidate must be results oriented and have a high level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency.

Duties & Responsibilities:

?? Provide strategic management and leadership of accounting, payroll and AP functions

?? Ensure accounting procedures and reporting conform to GAAP

?? Ensure timely and accurate SEC reporting

?? Monitor and improve organization controls and procedures

?? Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting including monthly, quarterly and annual reporting

?? Direct accounting policies, procedures and internal controls

?? Recommend improvements to ensure the integrity of the company's financial information

?? Oversee financial systems and upgrades

?? Hire, train and manage competent accounting and administrative staff as needed

?? Develop management reporting systems

?? Collaborate with FP&A to provide seamless, high quality business partnering and decision support

?? Support the senior leadership team with other projects as requested


?? Proven experience as a Financial Controller

?? Biotechnology industry experience required

?? 5+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience

?? Strong analytical and organizational skills

?? Strong problem solving and decision making skills

?? Quality orientation, with attention to details

?? Possess high level of integrity and ethics

?? Excellent verbal and written communication skills

?? Professional demeanor

?? Ability to maintain high levels of accountability and confidentiality is required

?? Undergraduate degree in accounting or related degree is required.