Assistant Controller

Practice Area accounting
Job Family General Acct
Job Type Perm Salary
Location Greater Boston

Our start-up Bio-pharma client in the Boston area is looking for a Assistant Controller to join their growing organization! Reporting directly to the Controller, you will work closely with executive leadership as a key contributor to furthering the growth of the financial and operational infrastructure of the organization. This is an extremely hands-on role, overseeing one to two accountants and working on various facets of the business including: internal controls, stock administration, some treasury and financial planning & analysis; reporting and compliance and other transactional responsibilities.The ideal candidate will have 8+ years’ experience at the management level within a small bio-tech, med device or bio-pharma company; experience with SEC reporting and taking a company through an IPO is a plus.This is an amazing opportunity to get in at the ground level and make an impact!


  • Oversee financial and accounting compliance matters (private- and public-company), maintaining controls throughout the business to protect company assets and identify potential risks
  • Preserve and safeguard financial reporting, policies, procedures and internal controls are aligned with the US GAAP and other applicable regulatory requirements
  • Manage/oversee all accounting operations, ensuring adherence to GAAP
  • Develop and mentor team to establish group structure and work flow to meet department goals
  • Develop/expand finance-related infrastructure and work closely with senior group leaders to implement and evolve these as needed to meet strategic and operational business needs
  • Support all major company transactions (funding, partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, etc.)
  • Oversee financial planning and analysis, developing models, providing analytical reports and establishing related processes as appropriate
  • In collaboration with the CFO, develop company-wide budgets, project manage the annual budgeting process, maintain comparatives and work closely with senior group leaders to meet/exceed approved levels
  • Oversee cost accounting and execute on the related matters such as, conducting variance analysis, comparing expenses/costs with plans and trends, determining related key business drivers, identifying gaps and helping develop plans/processes/procedures for improvement
  • Recommend process improvement and changes to work-flow as needed
  • Developing relationships and acting as primary point of contact to external accountants and banks
  • Implement equity management system, and maintain equity capitalization table and equity records
  • Implement ERP system, working closely with cross-functional groups and leaders to develop and implement streamlined processes, and report on financial and non-financial metrics


  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting or Finance, CPA, MBA and other certifications preferred
  • Minimum of 8 years of hands-on experience in accounting and finance positions with progressive responsibility and success within like-industries
  • Experience with IPO/public company requirements


Position ID: 38067