Randstad Controller in South San Francisco, California


job details:

  • location:South San Francisco, CA

  • salary:$80 - $100 per hour

  • date posted:Wednesday, November 28, 2018

  • experience:10 Years

  • job type:Contract

  • industry:Finance and Insurance

  • reference:446806

  • questions:650-343-5111.

job description


job summary:

Publicly traded biotechnology company in South San Francisco, CA is seeking a highly motivated Controller to join the Finance department in a fast-growing, dynamic and professional environment. This position is responsible for overall day-to-day management of the accounting department, which includes financial reporting, financial information systems, accounts payable, payroll, treasury, tax, fixed assets, and for ensuring proper internal controls are maintained. This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer.

location: South San Francisco, California

job type: Contract

salary: $80 - 100 per hour

work hours: 9 to 5

education: Bachelor's degree

experience: 10 Years


  • Provide strategic oversight on accounting operations

  • Ensure that the monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements are completed on a timely basis and in accordance with GAAP

  • Responsible for the annual and quarterly financial statements for inclusion in the Company's SEC reports

  • Support other SEC filings, including proxy statements and registration statements

  • Coordinate corporate tax reporting and preparation of tax returns with outside tax accountants

  • Implement and ensure adherence to accounting policies and procedures

  • Manage annual financial audit

  • Maintain internal controls for key processes and SOX compliance

  • Manage Disclosure Committee with Legal

  • Participate in Audit Committee reporting and meeting

  • Review monthly journal entries and account reconciliations

  • Oversee financial operations including A/P, billing and A/R

  • Partner with FP&A for internal reporting, R&D accruals and revenue recognition, budgets, forecasts and special projects

  • Oversee day-to-day banking operations, investment management and other treasury functions

  • Oversee payroll and related activities

  • Oversee technical accounting

  • Oversee stock administration

  • Oversee insurance; coordinate with Legal on D&O insurance

  • Business support including review of significant company contracts

  • Provide coaching and mentorship to help employees learn and grow in a changing environment

  • Involvement with financial information systems design, implementation, enhancement, monitoring and controls

  • Represent Finance to partner with Legal, HR and IT on process evaluation and ongoing improvement projects

  • 401(k): serve as administrator, manage 401(k) audit process and annual From 5500 filing


  • BA/BS degree

  • CPA license required

  • 15+ years of experience; biotechnology-type industry experience strongly preferred

  • Experience with a Big Four certified public accounting firm is highly preferred

  • Experience working for a publicly-traded company is required, preferably in a SOX 404(b) environment

  • Thorough knowledge of SEC rules and regulations, procedures and practices

  • Excellent knowledge of ERP systems

  • Excellent written and interpersonal skills; ability to interface and communicate effectively with executive management and other functions within the organization

  • Strong team leadership, management, and organizational skills

  • Attention to detail with ability to move easily between hands-on work and strategic thinking

  • Ability to use critical thinking and good business sense to make good business decisions

  • Proven experience on building team and resolving conflicts in a collaborative manner

skills: CPA, Financial Reporting, SEC, Month-End Close, SOX

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

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