assistant controller in la jolla

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contact
tiffany bevan, tatum executive services
job type
permanent
salary
US$ 120,000 - US$ 160,000 per year
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job details

posted
location
la jolla, california
job category
Accounting & Auditing
job type
permanent
working hours
9 to 5
salary
US$ 120,000 - US$ 160,000 per year
experience
3 Years
reference number
500671
contact
tiffany bevan, tatum executive services
phone
310.598.2233

job description

job summary:

Our San Diego pharmaceutical client is currently searching for an Assistant Controller looking to grow their career! Their offices are located in San Diego and their ideal candidate will be someone who can easily commute, although this job is currently fully remote . The successful candidate will have worked for a public biotech/life sciences company and previously for one of the Big 4 firms. In addition, a CPA is required. This role will report to the VP, Finance.

 
location: La Jolla, California
job type: Permanent
salary: $120,000 - 160,000 per year
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelor's degree
experience: 3 Years
 
responsibilities:

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and year-end close processes and the preparation of internal and external financial statements in accordance with GAAP
  • Advise proper accounting of significant transactions such as asset acquisitions, debt and equity financings, and revenue recognition for collaboration agreements.
  • Ensure that internal controls are appropriately designed, documented, maintained, and operating effectively in accordance with SOX and that accounting policies and procedures comply with GAAP and are adequate and appropriate as we continue to grow
  • Lead audit process, including acting as key point of contact with auditors, to ensure a successful and timely audit outcome
  • Manage technical accounting, including staying current with the latest GAAP pronouncements, writing memos, and implementing new accounting guidance
  • Work with external tax firm to manage the company's tax reporting and filing requirements, including review of tax provision and tax disclosures for audited statements.
  • Oversee AP, G/L, payroll, 401k, and payroll tax compliance while supporting team members as necessary
  • Supports FP&A budgeting and analyses, including review of actual versus plan/forecast, to understand key business drivers and support managerial decision making
  • Lead training on accounting matters for staff
  • Stock Plan Administration
  • Other responsibilities or activities as necessary
 
qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree and active CPA license required
  • Minimum of 3 years audit experience with Big 4 accounting firm or public accounting within large company
  • Accounting experience in a pharmaceutical and/or biotech environment preferred
  • Proven work experience as a Controller, an Assistant Controller or Director of Accounting
  • Demonstrated understanding of accounting principles, including US GAAP, and the ability to apply them to new and existing transactions
  • Proven ability to produce timely and accurate results within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to effectively identify and resolve complex operational, organizational, and technical issues with minimal direction
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a high attention to detail, and organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge and proficiency with Acumatica or similar accounting software (i.e. Great Plains).

If you are interested in this opportunity, please e-mail the executive talent acquisition specialist Tiffany Bevan at tiffany.bevan@tatum-us.com. Thank you!

 
skills: CPA, Big 4 Proprietary Methodology

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

skills

CPA, Big 4 Proprietary Methodology

qualification

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree and active CPA license required
  • Minimum of 3 years audit experience with Big 4 accounting firm or public accounting within large company
  • Accounting experience in a pharmaceutical and/or biotech environment preferred
  • Proven work experience as a Controller, an Assistant Controller or Director of Accounting
  • Demonstrated understanding of accounting principles, including US GAAP, and the ability to apply them to new and existing transactions
  • Proven ability to produce timely and accurate results within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to effectively identify and resolve complex operational, organizational, and technical issues with minimal direction
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a high attention to detail, and organizational skills

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge and proficiency with Acumatica or similar accounting software (i.e. Great Plains).

If you are interested in this opportunity, please e-mail the executive talent acquisition specialist Tiffany Bevan at tiffany.bevan@tatum-us.com. Thank you!

responsibilities

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and year-end close processes and the preparation of internal and external financial statements in accordance with GAAP
  • Advise proper accounting of significant transactions such as asset acquisitions, debt and equity financings, and revenue recognition for collaboration agreements.
  • Ensure that internal controls are appropriately designed, documented, maintained, and operating effectively in accordance with SOX and that accounting policies and procedures comply with GAAP and are adequate and appropriate as we continue to grow
  • Lead audit process, including acting as key point of contact with auditors, to ensure a successful and timely audit outcome
  • Manage technical accounting, including staying current with the latest GAAP pronouncements, writing memos, and implementing new accounting guidance
  • Work with external tax firm to manage the company’s tax reporting and filing requirements, including review of tax provision and tax disclosures for audited statements.
  • Oversee AP, G/L, payroll, 401k, and payroll tax compliance while supporting team members as necessary
  • Supports FP&A budgeting and analyses, including review of actual versus plan/forecast, to understand key business drivers and support managerial decision making
  • Lead training on accounting matters for staff
  • Stock Plan Administration
  • Other responsibilities or activities as necessary

educational requirements

Bachelor's degree