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Assistant Controller

Company: SEER
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

At Seer, we are passionate about empowering our customers to expand scientific discoveries and achieve exceptional scientific outcomes. Our team is growing quickly as we develop innovative approaches to solve complex biological questions. And we believe the next frontier in biology is enabled through a clearer and more complete view of the proteome - something that Seer can uniquely deliver. As we build our team, we are looking for collaborative, driven, intellectually curious people who are committed to solving complex challenges. Our culture rewards accountability and cross functional teamwork, because we believe that this enables the kind of breakthrough thinking that will accelerate our mission.

This role is based on-site in Redwood City (Redwood Shores), California

The Role

We are seeking to hire an experienced Assistant Controller, who will be responsible for overseeing the corporate accounting function, related SOX control activities, external audit process, system improvements and more. This role requires critical thinking skills, effective organizational and execution skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a strong ability to build effective relationships across the company. This individual interacts with all levels of management and third parties across financial and operational projects and initiatives. The ideal candidate is a licensed CPA with a mix of Big4 and industry experience. This position will be based in our Redwood Shores headquarters and report to the VP, Corporate Controller.

Responsibilities & Goals

Lead, develop and mentor a rapidly evolving accounting team, including individuals responsible for GL accounting, international accounting, treasury, accounts payable, revenue, cost accounting, payroll administration, equity administration and others

Oversee transaction accounting, payroll processing, the close process, and other financial controls; assure accuracy, timeliness, and conformity with professional accounting standards and best practices in accordance with GAAP requirements

Maintain relationships and provide controllership oversight for the international subsidiaries and their local accountants

Maintain and develop internal control structure, including development and revision of accounting policies and procedures

Liaison and relationship manager with accounting firms and independent auditors for the respective areas

Manage SOX compliance for areas of responsibility by establishing, overseeing, and maintaining financial controls and operational processes that balance controls and risk management with flexibility inherent to staying nimble and fostering our entrepreneurial culture

Drive process improvement activities to accelerate and enhance the company close cycle and transactional processes

Participate in expansion/improvement program of our NetSuite ERP system and other systems being implemented in the finance department

Special projects and assignments as needed

Background & Qualifications

Bachelor's degree with major coursework in business administration, finance, or accounting

Minimum 10 years of Finance/Accounting experience including a combination of public accounting, preferably Big 4, as well as industry accounting experience

Recent experience working at an SEC SOX compliant registrant required

Minimum 4 years experience leading managers and providing mentoring, coaching, and development to create high-performing teams

Proven track record of excellence and high performance

Extensive experience in the general ledger, monthly close process and financial reporting, and in-depth knowledge of US GAAP and SOX compliance

Strong technical accounting experience, including writing accounting memos and negotiating complex accounting issues with external auditors

Strong understanding of cost accounting preferably in a medical device manufacturing environment

Ability to proactively identify accounting issues and initiative to solve challenges

Proficiency in Excel

NetSuite or other large or mid-size ERP experience preferred

Technically savvy with systems and ability to improve processes and utilize technology to enhance productivity, reduce errors, and mitigate risks

Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, proactively manage tasks and workloads while being flexible, able to adapt with short notice

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively across a diverse range of departments and levels, including executive management. Ability to maintain positive, professional relationships with personnel at all levels of the organization

We welcome you to apply today!

Seer is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

At Seer, base pay is one part of our total compensation package and is determined within a range. This provides the opportunity to progress as you grow and develop within a role. The base pay range for this role is between $185k and $215k, and will depend on the candidates education, skills, qualifications, experience, and location. This position is also eligible for bonus, benefits, and participation in Company's stock option plan.

We welcome you to apply today!

Seer is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Seer employees and contractors who regularly come onsite to a Seer office or Client, are required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Exceptions to this requirement are employees and/or contractors who require religious or medical exemption as approved through Seer's accommodations process.

Keywords: SEER, Redwood City , Assistant Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Redwood City, California

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