Assistant Controller

By April 19, 2019 April 30th, 2019 Careers

This position is responsible for managing and performing daily accounting operations as well as the monthly preparation and distribution of financial statements for external and internal use. This position is responsible for the monthly close process, including preparation of journal entries and monthly reconciliations. These duties will include managing and prioritizing individual and team member assignments in a manner producing timely and accurate accounting in the general ledger pursuant to generally accepted accounting principles.  Position also ensures all documentation complies with company’s regulations and professional standards, including internal control, internal management reporting, supporting quarterly reviews, and year-end audits and ad hoc projects.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage and prioritize the operational activities for all general ledger related accounting
  • Execution and supervision of the month-end close process, including preparation of journal entries and monthly reconciliations
  • Manage the general ledger system, including planned upgrade
  • Manage the procure to pay process – execution of POs, ensure proper account coding and timely cash disbursements
  • Key point of contact with outside vendors and employees regarding cash disbursements and expense classification
  • Key liason with external auditors – responsible for preparation of workpapers (i.e. PBCs) and assist in the management of the audit and review process (establish calendar, provide answers and support as needed for external auditors)
  • Support the SEC reporting process – preparation and review of financial statements and related footnotes
  • Support compliance efforts related to Sarbanes Oxley.  This includes evaluation, development, implementation, execution, and monitoring of controls and systems
  • Key participant in the monthly internal reporting process.  Ensure timely and accurate financial reporting and assist in the variance analysis to budget managers on a consistent basis. Actively monitor and manage the company’s various cash and investment accounts.
  • Administration of company stock option plans and the company stock option reporting requirements
  • Assist in the administration of payroll and management of associated payroll provider
  • Assist in the maintenance and production of budgets/forecasts
  • Manage various local and state requirements (property tax, state filing fees, sales and use tax)
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested

 Requirements, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 7+ years of directly related experience; experience working at a publicly traded company a strong preference; prior experience in the Pharma/Biotech sector preferred and CPA designation a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance
  • Proven experience with general ledger and ERP systems such as Quickbooks, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Net Suite, and Host Analytics
  • Clear and professional communicator (both verbal and written) to employees and outside vendors
  • Responsibilities require a high level of precision and organization
  • Ability to effectively manage and support a team (e.g. Sr Accountant, AP clerk)
  • Sound understanding of GAAP and ability to follow established accounting guidelines
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite – advanced Excel skills
  • Strategic perspective; ability to integrate finance, HR, and legal perspectives into accounting and other decision-making in the company
  • Proactively communicate observed issues, uncertainties and irregularities and exercise sound judgment in evaluating such circumstances
  • Demonstrated competency in understanding and communicating complex data
  • Ability to deliver assignments in a self-sufficient and timely manner

Alpine Immune Sciences offers a competitive salary including equity and an outstanding benefits package.  Qualified candidates may forward their resume using the form at the bottom of the page.

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