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Assistant Controller in Cambridge, MA at SNI Financial

Date Posted: 3/28/2018

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Assistant Controller

Position Description
This key finance position will manage a team of talented individuals in the core Accounting function, A/P, Payroll and Equity and will serve as a resource to guide their training and development. The proven leader will report to the Senior Director, Corporate Controller. This position will have oversight of the end-to-end monthly and quarterly financial statements and accounting close cycles. The seasoned professional will have technical experience in a wide variety of accounting areas and will also have a breadth of business and operational experience.


  • Provide guidance and coaching to core accounting, A/P, Payroll and Equity teams to ensure success; align individual and group goals to overall corporate objectives
  • Prepare comprehensive analyses and financial presentations for senior management and audit committee
  • Provide overall management of external financial reviews and audits; play an integral role in Company's Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance program and audits
  • Direct and oversee all aspects of a timely and accurate monthly/quarterly financial close; motivate and influence the Finance team to achieve goals and excellence
  • Review financial statements, analyses, footnotes, disclosures and other support
  • Responsible for more involved accounting areas and those which involve significant judgment and technical expertise; assess new and complex business transactions
  • Improve and implement appropriate systems and processes to facilitate timely and accurate closings, reporting and analysis; research and apply industry best practices
  • Manage and forecast operating cash, assist with treasury and investment operations
  • Think. Listen. Create. Improve. Share. Innovate. Work hard. Laugh. Have fun.

Basic Requirements

  • 12+ years of relevant and progressive work experience
  • BA/BS in Accounting or other finance discipline
  • CPA, including Big 4 or large regional firm experience
  • Demonstrated business leadership and management skills
  • Strong technical (US GAAP) accounting background, extensive SOX experience
  • Self-motivated professional with ability to effectively balance multiple priorities, strong attention to detail, utmost integrity
  • Flexible and collaborative work style with ability to thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
  • Must have very strong written (memos, narratives, processes), verbal and analytical skills.

Preferred Requirements

  • Commercial biotech or pharma experience strongly preferred
  • SAP ERP experience preferred
  • MBA or Master's in financial discipline