• Posted on: Apr 13, 2023
  • Location: Cambridge, MA
  • Job ID: 7f56bc50
  • Type: Full Time
  • Posted on: Apr 13, 2023
  • Location: Cambridge, MA
  • Job ID: 7f56bc50
  • Type: Full Time

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We are seeking an experienced Controller to oversee the clinical trial accounting function of our organization. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of experience in clinical trial accounting, financial reporting, and regulatory requirements for public companies in the pharmaceutical industry.




    Manage the day-to-day operations of the clinical trial accounting department, including guiding decision making and building a robust financial infrastructure to support the needs of a publicly traded company.
·       Set, oversee, and adjust accounting department structure to optimize effectiveness and minimize risk.
·       Lead the financial reporting process, ensuring the accuracy and reliability of all financial information related to clinical trials.
·       Review and analyze clinical trial budgets, forecasts, and actual results to ensure compliance with accounting principles, regulatory requirements, and company policies.
·       Assess system requirements for the clinical trial accounting department in support of organizational growth; systems implementation experience or improvement experience; lead system implementations in core areas of responsibility.
·       Partner with SEC reporting and SOX compliance team members to design, document, and maintain effective internal controls over the accounting and financial reporting processes to ensure compliance with SOX 404b.
·       Work with CFO and VP finance to monitor and manage cash and investments.
·       Supervise and oversee accounts payable and payroll related to clinical trials.
·       Maintain the chart of accounts for clinical trials.
·       Proactively initiate process improvements to enhance financial reporting and internal control processes.
·       Partner with finance and accounting leaders to identify, hire, and train additional accounting personnel as the company grows.
·       Prepare ad-hoc financial reporting and analysis, as well as special projects as needed.



·       Bachelor’s degree in accounting, economics, or business administration with an accounting/finance emphasis.
·       Minimum 5 years of work experience with relevant public company accounting and financial reporting, with a minimum of 5 years managing teams.
·       Proven ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial statements and disclosures, including clinical trial accounting.
·       Strong technical accounting background with experience in clinical trial accounting, including revenue recognition and capitalization of costs.
·       Knowledge of regulatory requirements related to clinical trials, such as GAAP and SOX.
·       Strong communicator with the ability to maintain open communication with internal employees, managers, and customers as needed.
·       Strong writing skills to author accounting memos and external disclosures.
·       Growth mindset, with a focus on continual process improvement. Change agent capable of gaining commitment to action.
·       A collaborative style with the ability to partner and build trust and accountability across all levels of the organization.
·       Experience in biotech, pharmaceutical, or medical device industry.
·       A goal-oriented team player who thrives on strong performance and results.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance, 401k, and paid time off. The total compensation range for this position is between $220,000 to $270,000 with full benefits. This is a remote position with periodic on-site meetings as needed to ensure effective collaboration with cross-functional teams. If you have a passion for clinical trial accounting and are looking to join a dynamic team of professionals, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity as our Controller.