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Senior Manager - Controller

Company: Danforth Advisors
Location: Seattle
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

We're a Top Workplaces USA and Boston Globe Top Places to Work Award Winner!Job OverviewDanforth Senior Managers are deployed as part-time Senior level Controllers for early-stage life science companies, including venture backed, near public, and publicly traded entities. Typically, consultants balance the demands of a few clients at a time, with the combined hours equating to a full-time position. The job affords a high degree of flexibility with respect to the hours worked and the ability to work virtually. This is an excellent opportunity to work with high growth, dynamic players in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and health IT sectors. Controllers often are responsible for implementing and establishing systems, reporting infrastructure from scratch, and working as an integrated member of the client's management team. As a Danforth Manager, you will have access to the resources of the entire Danforth organization and may work either independently with the client or with a team of other Danforth professionals on engagements.Potential ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities for this role include but may not be limited to: Maintain accounting system Regular bookkeeping and accounting activities - monthly close, monthly reporting, and general financial administration Establish and perform procedures for setting up new vendors (contracts, W-9s) and paying monthly invoices; manage payables and cash disbursements Reconcile cash accounts, track cash usage and prepare cash flow projections Establish reporting template and perform monthly, quarterly and annual reporting (internal and external) Establish/maintain internal controls Work with the Company management team to prepare operating plans and budgets Input of budget in QuickBooks for variance analysis Manage insurance and banking relationships and service levels Monthly payroll/benefits administration Update and manage the Company's cap table Provide support for fundraising initiatives Assist with tax returns, as appropriate Contribute to external reporting process including quarterly report on form 10-Q and annual report on form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Assists in other filings that may arise Research certain technical accounting matters, and prepare recommendations with respect to accounting treatment and the related journal entries Assist with preparing for and managing financial statement audits Assist with preparing a company for a financing or transformative transaction IPO preparedness Acquisition assistance/management Corporate wind-downs Stock compensation calculations or system maintenance Requirements Bachelor's degree in business, Accounting, Economics, Management or similar is required, MBA and/or CPA is a plus 15 years experience in accounting and finance experience (Big 4/CPA Firm experience a plus) Minimum 5 years experience in Life Science industry or similar Prior public accounting experience including SEC reporting experience, 10Q and 10K filing experience, etc. Computer Skills: QuickBooks and Excel a must; Intacct, NetSuite, Great Plains, Equity Edge a plus Grant accounting experience a plus Knowledge of GAAP a plus Knowledge of IFRS a plus Demonstrated ability to work in early startup and growth stage companies Experience working as a consultant, or a sincere interest and commitment to consulting Experience in IPO preparation, SOX, SEC compliance Forecasting, budgeting, and tax compliance experience is a must Implementation of financial systems and ability to bring efficiencies Ability to create cost modeling FP experience a plus Support rounds of fundraising Strong analytical problem solving skills Strong interpersonal and client relationship skills Ability to communicate proactive solutions to identified opportunities for improvement or issues Benefits Competitive Pay Flexible hours (Part-time and Full-time) Ability to work remote Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision) About Danforth AdvisorsDanforth Advisors is the financial and operational backbone to hundreds of life science companies, providing integrated and scalable consulting teams ranging from staff accountant through CFO. The company's services span the full breadth of a finance organization's needs, whether short or long term, including accounting and operational finance support, capital raising, financial planning and analysis, IPO preparation, post-public SEC compliance, risk and insurance management, clinical business operations management and strategic and operational human resources. Founded in 2011, Danforth has been a strategic and trusted thought partner to private and public life science companies across all stages of corporate evolution. The company serves clients nationwide from its headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts and regional bases in New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco. Additional information is available at

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