Corporate Controller in Los Angeles, CA at Johnson Service Group

Date Posted: 11/11/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

JobID: 385568

One of our clients in Los Angeles has a challenging and rewarding position that they are looking to fill for the role of Controller.

The Controller is primarily responsible for accounting operations: financial close process and SEC filings, revenue recognition and gross-to-net calculations, cash and AR management, general ledger activities, technical accounting, payroll, SOX/internal controls, audit and tax oversight and support. The Controller manages, provides leadership and oversight for all these essential functions, and is willing to “roll-up sleeves” and be hands-on.

Major Duties/Responsibilities
• Financial Close – lead the team’s processes, prepare and analyze the financial statements, department reports and supporting calculations
• Manage the Gross-to-Net calculation performed by third-party specialist, ensuring that all relevant information is considered; perform validation and recalculation of inputs and outputs; coordinate with external financial auditors in their GTN audit procedures and process
• Primary responsibility for SEC reporting, including preparation of Forms 10-Q, 10-K, 8-K, proxy statement and related disclosures and MD&A, including XBRL compliance
• Oversee accuracy and completeness of all General Ledger activities -- post monthly journal entries, perform or review account reconciliations, and variance analysis; maintain chart of accounts
• Provide in-depth mentoring and development for direct reports
• Review contracts (license agreements, debt agreements, etc.) for proper accounting treatment
• Lead technical accounting for revenue, stock compensation, and related areas
• Manage compliance with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
• Audit – lead the quarterly and annual SOX and financial statement audit, preparing schedules as requested by internal and external auditors, coordinating timing of year-end financial statement audit, and responding to auditor inquiries
• Supervise cash, A/R, A/P, payroll, fixed assets and accruals
• Other duties as assigned

Skills & Abilities
• Biotechnology industry experience required
• Proven experience working in a team under pressure to meet deadlines
• Strong technical accounting and research skills - ability to research and conclude on complex accounting issues, including revenue recognition, stock-based compensation, contingencies and debt agreements and amendments
• Strong leadership, problem-solving and interpersonal skills
• Communication - ability to clearly and informatively communicate both verbally and in writing
• Expertise in spreadsheets, pivot tables and data analysis
• Oracle financials and PBCS experience preferred

Education & Professional Experience
• BA/BS degree and CPA or equivalent required; advanced degree preferred
• Big Four public accounting and SEC reporting experience preferred
• 8-10 years of biotech industry experience required
• 5+ years of supervisory experience required
• Proven biotech industry experience as Controller, Assistant Controller or similar role
• Experience managing relationships with external auditors
• Financial systems and process improvement experience

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This position regularly requires long hours and may require weekend work. (Currently the role is working remotely)

If interested, please forward your resume to Aretha Allen at  or call 678-904-0426 for more details.

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