Corporate Controller
Golden Gate Search Group
 South San Francisco, CA
Position Description:

We are looking for an experienced controller to be responsible for accounting, internal and external

reporting, tax, systems internal controls, financial policies and procedures and stock administration. The

controller will also participate in the treasury and FP&A functions. Public company experience required.

Life Sciences experience is highly desired. This position will be located in South San Francisco, CA.

Controller Responsibilities:

Accounting and financial reporting

Maintain robust accounting records, policies and procedures

Close the books in a timely manner in accordance with US GAAP

Perform international multi-currency consolidations

Generate monthly reporting package

Monthly: general ledger; proper cutoff; journal entries; account reconciliations

Coordinate with Director of Finance & Operations on clinical and CMC accruals

Distribute financial statements internally and externally

Prepare US GAAP compliant annual financial statements and footnotes

Manage technical accounting specialists to research accounting literature and prepare

accounting and financial reporting position papers

Internal controls—design, implement and oversee internal controls; as needed longer term, implement

SOX 404

Audits—manage annual financial audit, draft financial statements

Tax—manage tax returns and tax provision with external tax advisor; R&D tax credit; other annual tasks

include 1099's, property tax filings, sales and use tax, CA SOS filing, Delaware annual filing, US Census

reports, etc.

Treasury/cash management—monitor bank funds to ensure accounts have adequate cash to support

needs; approve wire transfers; reconcile bank accounts, provide cash activity summary to management;

all journal entries surrounding cash/investments

Accounts Payable—supervise office manager and eventually accountant in this role

Payroll—supervise office manager and eventually accountant in this role

Stock Administration— oversee outside vendors for stock administration and annual stock

compensation calculation

Foreign Subsidiary – oversee outside vendors for accounting and tax compliance

401(k)—As necessary, perform all 401(k) “administrator” duties and manage 401K audit process and

annual Form 5500 filing; with plan provider and external audit firm

Systems —with Director of Finance & Operations, select and implement new financial reporting system;

implement purchase order, bill payment and other ancillary systems


• 10 years’ minimum experience of general accounting, financial statement preparation and stock

compensation accounting

• Public company controller or SEC reporting experience

• Knowledge of US GAAP and internal control frameworks

• BS/MBA in accounting and CPA are helpful

• Knowledge and understanding of biopharm industry highly desired

• Experience with QuickBooks

• Experience with accounting system implementation

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills

• Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Excel and Word

• Experience in the preparation of multi-currency consolidated financial statements

• Experience in working well within a small team environment

• Must be hands on and detailed oriented