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Sr. Director/AVP of Accounting

New York, NY 10116

Posted: 04/24/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Finance Job Number: 3787

Job Description

Responsibilities:
  • Take responsibility (either directly or via team) of parent entity and subsidiaries’ audit readiness, cash management, accounting, budgeting, tax filings, and financial reporting, and help drive the company’s financial strategy 
  • Ensure appropriate transfer pricing between entities
  • Manage all aspects of the finance function of relationships with strategic partners including budgeting, invoicing, reimbursements, cash management
  • Running day-to-day accounting, recording, reporting, and internal-control activities of the organization
  • Develop and implement best practices and tools to ensure a well-controlled yet flexible organization that has strong fiscal management, project coordination, cross-team communications, and workflows including controls and approval processes for day to day functions (A/P, A/R etc.)
  • Comply with national, local and international financial requirements by studying existing and new legislation and taking appropriate action
  • Work with senior management to efficiently develop budget proposals, provide access to project finance information, and ensure contract/grant compliance and reporting
  • Research commercial and revenue opportunities along with other management 
  • Perform risk management through analysis of company liabilities and investments
  • Prepare the organization for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) including audits and be familiar with applicable SOX and SEC regulations
  • Work with external auditors, tax accountants, and technical accountants
  • Manage and work well with financial IT systems, ensuring compliance with relevant regulatory entities (ex: Financial Accounting Standards Board, Internal Revenue Service, state attorneys general)

Required Skills and Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent experience) in accounting, business accounting, or finance
  • Extensive finance experience within biotech/pharma 
  • Professional certification (ex: Certified Public Accountant) is preferred
  • S1 Experience
  • Understanding of advanced accounting, regulatory issues, and tax planning
  • Experience with financial reporting tools, bank cash management systems, etc.
  • Executive experience with SaaS business models including NetSuite and their associated revenue recognition
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