Goldfinch Bio

Job Title: Director/Senior Director, Controller

Job Number: 25486

Location: 215 First Street 4th Floor Cambridge, MA 02142

Job Description

Reporting to the CFO/COO, the Director/Senior Director, Controller will work closely with senior management as a key contributor to furthering the strategic and operational financial infrastructure and capabilities to support the growing company. The ideal candidate will bring hands‐on experience in various facets and will be accountable for the management, transactional, reporting, and compliance deliverables within accounting operations, internal controls, financial policies and procedures, stock administration, and payroll functions. The Director/Senior Director, Controller will also participate in treasury and FP&A functions. S/he will partner with management and other project managers as part of the planning and execution of financial strategic plans and preparing the company for a possible IPO. This candidate will also be responsible for leading a small team.


Provide proactive, hands-on leadership of accounting team and all aspects of accounting

  • Oversee month-end/quarter-end close
  • Lead annual audit
  • Manage relationship with audit firm
  • Oversee management of financial systems
  • Lead internal and external financial reporting
  • Collaborate / communicate with CFO/CEO on areas of financial judgement
  • Oversee / manage payroll, equity and accounts payable
  • Implement and maintain controls and processes
  • Lead team, establish group structure, mentor and develop staff
  • Develop/expand accounting‐related infrastructure to scale with the growing company needs
  • Prepare organization for possible Initial Public Offering (IPO), including work required in creating S-1 and ultimately meeting SEC standards
  • Prepare company for implementation of Sarbanes Oxley

Partner with Senior Director of FP&A and CFO/COO in key finance strategy and operations:

  • Develop budget and forecast processes and participate in the creation of long range plan, budget and rolling forecasts
  • Manage cash and banking relationships
  • Prepare Board materials and work with / manage audit committee
  • Support all major company transactions (funding, strategic relationships, etc.)

Required Skills

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA
  • Minimum of 10 years of hands‐on experience in accounting positions with progressive responsibility and success within Public Accounting and private and public biotech/pharma companies, including SEC reporting, technical accounting, and US GAAP experience
  • Experience with collaboration, revenue recognition, clinical trial, equity-based compensation accounting
  • IPO experience preferred
  • Advanced hands‐on experience with accounting software, equity and payroll systems
  • Experienced leader and team player comfortable in a fast-paced, high-growth company
  • Collaborative business partner adept in building cross-functional relationships and working with inexperienced accounting / financial
  • Experience implementing/maintaining financial systems and reporting and analytics capabilities
  • Evidence of "hands-on" experience and expertise
  • Highly organized with keen attention to details and a passion to deliver quality results
  • Highest levels of professionalism, integrity, values and ethical standards


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