Controller - Life Sciences in San Francisco, CA at Vaco

Date Posted: 4/26/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

One of Vacos' top tier clients has a permanent opportunity available at the Controller level and offers fast track to a Partner. For this role you must have a proven track record within the Life Sciences space, with strong leadership skills and have the ability to work out of the San Francisco, CA location. CPA required.

Responsibilities:

This is a hands-on position that requires transaction processing and account reconciliation skills.

  • Overall day-to-day management of the accounting and finance functions of multiple clients in a shared services environment playing the Controller role of your clients
  • Participate in client design sessions to analyze requirements and redesign business processes in connection with FAO best practices in areas such as chart of account redesign, procure to pay, order to cash, month end close, record to report, etc.
  • Manage and coach client services representatives, associates, senior associates, and supervisors
  • Review client's monthly financial statements including month over month variance analysis and / or actual to budget analysis
  • Analyze and interpret financial information for client management and provide actionable insight and decision support
  • Continuously identify opportunities to enhance the clients' monthly operations make suggestions for process improvements
  • Understand our technology stack and identify additional add-on processes, systems, modules, and integrations that can drive month end close efficiencies.
  • Define and document repeatable methodologies with appropriate tools and templates that can be leveraged for future projects.
  • Establish engagement budgets
  • Direct initial assessments, implementations, and onboarding of new FAO clients
  • Write service agreements and statements of work
  • Participate in meetings with new client prospects and in the proposal process

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA is required
  • Life science industry experience a MUST
  • Experience in a public accounting firm, consulting firm or other professional services environment preferred but not required
  • Progressive experience in accounting and financial management in a corporate accounting environment, in roles such as accounting manager, assistant controller, controller, director of finance CFO.
  • Strong technical financial accounting (GAAP) knowledge
  • Strong management accounting and operational finance knowledge
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills with sensitivity to timeframes, budgets, and outcomes across multiple clients/projects.

If you have these qualifications and would like to learn more, please - APPLY NOW!