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Robert Half Controller in Emeryville, California


A publicly traded biotech company is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Controller consultant to join our finance team and oversee both technical accounting and operational accounting functions. This position requires expertise in SOX compliance and a strong background in financial reporting for public companies. This is a remote position.


  • Oversee the operational accounting processes, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, fixed assets, and intercompany transactions.

  • Ensure accurate and timely recording of financial transactions, reconciliations, and month-end close processes.

  • Review and analyze financial data, providing insights and recommendations to support decision-making and strategic initiatives.

  • Manage the preparation of financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements.

  • Collaborate with external auditors to support the annual audit process, including providing requested documentation, addressing inquiries, and ensuring timely completion of audit deliverables.

  • Provide guidance and interpretation on complex accounting matters, including revenue recognition, business combinations, stock-based compensation, and other technical accounting issues in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations.

  • Review and analyze contracts, agreements, and other legal documents to assess the accounting and financial implications.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, such as Legal, R& D, and Commercial, to ensure proper accounting treatment for complex transactions.

  • Develop and maintain accounting policies and procedures to ensure consistency and compliance with GAAP and SEC regulations.

  • Conduct periodic assessments of internal controls, identify control gaps, and recommend remedial actions as necessary.

  • Coordinate with external auditors to ensure compliance with SOX requirements and address any control deficiencies or audit findings.

  • Assist with Purchase Price Accounting



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field; CPA designation is required.

  • Extensive experience (10+ years) in accounting and finance roles, including technical accounting and operational accounting experience.

  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and SEC regulations, with expertise in complex accounting areas such as revenue recognition, stock-based compensation, and business combinations.

  • Proven experience managing and maintaining SOX compliance programs for public companies.

  • Previous experience in a Controller or similar leadership role overseeing financial reporting and accounting operations for a publicly traded Biotech, Medical Device or Manufacturing company required.

  • Experience working in Microsoft 365 a plus.

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