• Location
    • Palo Alto
  • Date Posted
  • May. 18, 2021
  • Function
  • Finance
  • Sector
  • Healthcare

Science Exchange is seeking a hands-on Financial Controller to lead our accounting function. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, you will be responsible for global accounting operations, financial and statutory reporting, treasury and tax, and the design and maintenance of financial systems and controls. You will also manage and lead the 4-person accounting and billing team, directing their work, monitoring their performance, and supporting their growth and development.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Be the company’s primary accounting and tax expert and leader, overseeing all accounting operations, accounting policies, standard operating procedures, and technical accounting issues
  • Manage all billing, AR, AP, general ledger, consolidation, payroll, technical accounting, tax, treasury management, order-to-cash, and revenue recognition activities (experience with ASU 2014-09, Topic 606 required)
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • Support month-end and year-end close process, and ensure timely preparation of financial statements
  • Champion continuous improvement initiatives to enhance internal controls over financial reporting, as well as budget and forecast accuracy
  • Identify opportunities and drive projects to improve financial systems and processes
  • Provide technical and financial thought leadership and strategic insight on accounting and compliance matters
  • Lead the annual audit of the company’s consolidated financial statements
  • Manage external business relationships including banking, taxation, auditor, and other key relationships
  • Lead, motivate and develop talent within the organization including, but not limited to, immediate direct reports by coaching, counseling, engaging, and evaluating their performance

Professional Qualifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (active status) strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 6-10 years of controllership, accounting, and/or financial operations experience
  • Detailed familiarity with financial ERP systems, with previous experience with FinancialForce a huge plus
  • Strong technical accounting experience with US GAAP
  • Experience in managing treasury operations, foreign exchange, and tax compliance
  • Experience in helping to design and implement integrated backend financial systems, with experience migrating ERPs a plus
  • Experience working cross-functionally to establish budgets and promoting company-wide financial discipline and diligence
  • Proven ability and desire to work in a ‘hands on’ manner to deliver accurate results under tight deadlines
  • Experience closely partnering with founders or C-suite executives to inform and guide company decisions
  • Strong leadership abilities, and excellent communication skills
  • Experience with marketplace and/or SaaS business models a plus
  • Transaction experience such as fundraising and/or M&A a plus

Science Exchange is an award-winning enterprise B2B marketplace platform that is changing the way R&D outsourcing is conducted. Currently implemented at the majority of the top 50 global biopharma organizations, Science Exchange has paved a market leading position, saving thousands of hours for scientists and operations, and millions in cost savings for our customers across the world. Science Exchange was seeded out of Y Combinator and has raised nearly $70M from top venture funds including USV, Maverick Capital, and Norwest Venture Partners. Our headquarters are in Palo Alto, California, but we are a truly global company with employees all over the U.S., Europe and Asia/Pacific. Our talented and passionate team includes developers, designers, marketers, and scientists that are charged with bringing intellectual rigor and creativity to every decision we make.

Ready to join us?

Science Exchange is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin