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Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Controller

Job Number: 30956


Job Description

As the Controller at Trialspark, you will be responsible for establishing the company’s accounting,  financial reporting, and control policies and ensuring compliance with said policies. Based on a deep understanding of US GAAP and business processes, ideally in the life sciences/CRO or related technical consulting/development space, you will also play a key role in scaling-up the Company’s financial and accounting processes and systems.
Reporting to the CFO, you’ll be a strategic thought partner and key member of our finance team. You have a passion for process improvement and building structure in a fluid, fast-paced environment. This is a unique opportunity to join a quickly growing, dynamic team, and play a key role in leading the next-stage of organic and acquisitive growth. 


  • All transactional areas including revenue accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, fixed asset accounting and treasury management
  • Assessing, articulating and quantifying potential financial, regulatory and operational risks associated with business growth and accounting processes.
  • Developing and executing roadmap for implementing/improving processes and controls to scale the accounting function and safeguard assets
  • Ensuring the company tracks relevant financial metrics to measure performance and progress against our goals
  • Coordinating with FP&A team to produce regular budgets and forecasts
  • Overseeing audit processes and proactively communicating with auditors on accounting for complex transactions
  • Setting up new entities, reviewing consolidated financial statements and providing guidance to the team in all aspects of accounting.
  • Leading and directing planning and coordination of audits and quarterly reviews
  • Leading financial system implementations or integrations when necessary
  • Supporting financing and acquisition initiatives, due diligence, and transaction execution
  • Ensuring the company’s policies and procedures comply with US GAAP
  • Scaling accounting team and mentoring junior team members

Required Skills

About You

  • You have 7+ years of relevant experience at a leadership or management level, preferably in a Therapeutic, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology or start-up environment
  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field, CPA and Master’s Degree preferred
  • You have a thorough knowledge of US GAAP
  • You have experience at companies with complex revenue models and cost structures
  • You have experience with acquisitions and capital raising activities
  • You have experience in establishing and successfully implementing internal controls, accounting policies, and financial systems
  • You have experience with public entities, experience with an IPO or SPAC transaction preferred
  • You have the ability to work independently and take initiative with minimal daily direction to accomplish objectives and deadlines
  • You have strong project and people management skills
  • You are organized, detail-oriented, and focused on getting things done


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