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Q32 BIO is advancing novel therapeutics to treat autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. We aim to deliver life-changing treatments for patients with a variety of diseases for whom no adequate treatment options exist.

 

Controller

We are seeking an exceptional Controller to lead and manage the accounting / finance operations of Q32 Bio. Reporting to the CFO, this is an opportunity to contribute significantly to a top-tier, rapidly growing, privately-held biotechnology company. The successful candidate will have a willingness and ability to manage and execute the entire range of tasks required to support the Company’s financial functions, bringing both a willingness to work in a hands-on capacity and experience establishing this function within a growing organization.

The ideal candidate is a driven individual looking to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, biotech start-up environment, leveraging a high degree of problem-solving and troubleshooting skills to make a large impact on our mission.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Accounting & Reporting:

  • Lead the accounting operations of the company including maintaining an adequate system of accounting records/policies and a comprehensive set of controls designed to mitigate risk and enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results.
  • Ensure that the company’s accounting procedures and reported results confirm to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and year-end financial statements and monthly reconciliations of all balance sheet accounts.
  • Interface with financial institutions, external auditors and advisors
  • Oversee the independent valuation and year end independent financial statement audit.
  • Implement & manage purchasing to payables process and provide sound financial guidance to company personnel on procurement decisions and contract negotiations
  • Manage payroll and benefits processes
  • Research and advise the company on the adoption of critical financial systems.
  • As required, take lead on preparing and readying the organization for SEC standards, including reporting, compliance and implementation of Sarbanes Oxley.
  • Manage the company’s tax reporting and state filing requirements.
  • Manage the company’s corporate insurance policies.
  • Manage the company’s cash-flow, including bank accounts and investments.
  • Design & lead ERP system implementation

 

Financial Planning & Analysis (in partnership with Head of Corporate Development):

  • Support all planning, budgeting, forecasting, analysis and reporting.
  • Lead performance management vs. budget on a monthly basis.
  • Organize and prepare financial materials and Board presentations.
  • Assist with maintenance of the Company’s capitalization table and support shareholder reporting.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Accounting with current CPA/Chartered Accountant license desired.
  • High-energy leader experienced in leading a corporate accounting team in a fast-paced, high-growth company, with a willingness to “do it all” and take a hands-on approach
  • Minimum 10+ years’ experience in corporate and/or general accounting including both private and public company experience as the controller; experience managing public offerings either from within the company or during accounting firm experience is required.
  • Prior experience in the biotechnology industry; experience accounting for R&D collaborations is preferred
  • Big 4 Public Accounting, SEC reporting, and US GAAP experience preferred.
  • Privately held VC backed company experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to produce quality results in an efficient manner within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects.
  • Ability to implement and research new and emerging accounting trends, as applicable.
  • Experience implementing/maintaining ERP systems and developing reporting and analytics capabilities.
  • Collaborative business partner adept in building cross-functional relationships to drive business results and process improvement.
  • Exhibit the highest degree of ethics.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 

Please send Resume and Cover letter to info@q32bio.com