Assistant Controller

Job Locations US-NC-Morrisville
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/2/2021 12:12 PM)
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Reporting to the Corporate Controller, the Assistant Controller will assist the Corporate Controller in managing the day-to-day activities in the accounting team and serve as a delegate to the Corporate Controller. This position will play a significant role in designing processes fit for a fast-growing company as it scales.


A key requirement of this role will be to a have strong financial background and working knowledge of GAAP/IFRS standards, which will be important in maintaining and analyzing financial information, along with preparing financial reports and schedules to maintain accurate record of assets, liabilities, and profit and loss.


The Assistant Controller will have experience in creating/maintaining a solid financial infrastructure and processes, including driving efficiencies to support the company’s growth and profitability, ensure solid internal controls and compliance with GAAP and applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting. This person must be a dynamic self-starter and have a “Can-Do” attitude that excels in a fast-paced, high-growth environment. Experience in navigating a technology enabled pharmaceutical services organization with complex operations and service-based environment are also key attributes of a successful candidate.


  • Support the Corporate Controller in assisting in corporate development activities such as strategic partnerships or acquisitions, including a key role in due diligence and integration activities in the controller function
  • Assist the Controller in managing the day-to-day activities in the Accounting and Finance department:
    • month end and year end close
    • financial statement audit
    • tax provision and compliance
    • expenditure variance analysis
    • intercompany accounting
    • capitalized labor
    • bonus and commission calculation
  • Continue to develop the financial infrastructure, processes and standards for financial/information systems that will support rapid growth in a metrics driven decision making environment
  • Act as the system administrator for NetSuite including system maintenance and identify areas of opportunity to streamline and implement
  • Monitor and analyze accounting data and provide insights and proposed actions needed
  • Collaborate with team members and support their roles as appropriate
  • Facilitate tax compliance activities and respond to tax notices as necessary
  • Establish and enforce proper accounting methods, policies, and principles
  • Develop and maintain established internal controls
  • Actively prepare, analyze, and report on month end results
  • Maintain awareness of GAAP accounting standards impact to accounting operations and financial reporting
  • Proactively identify business process improvements, implementing best practices, and fully utilizing the capabilities of the Company’s ERP system (NetSuite)
  • Assist external auditors, tax preparers, insurance providers and medical benefits as needed to complete their engagements
  • Assist the Corporate Controller to ensure documentation of key accounting policies and procedures and help ensure proper financial controls are in place
  • Ad Hoc project assignments


  • 10 plus years of experience, preferably in the pharmaceutical services or related industry
  • Background in public accounting
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or related field from an accredited college or university 
  • CPA required
  • Experience in a multi-currency environment
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Preferred experience with Private Equity backed companies, mergers and acquisitions
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks while under pressure
  • Highly self-motivated and self-directed
  • Dynamic personality with the ability to learn quickly and adapt to new and changing environments
  • Knowledge of NetSuite preferred
  • Excellent computer skills on MS Office
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Logical, efficient, and creative, with keen attention to detail
  • Understanding and knowledge of accounting principles, practices, standards,
  • Understanding of federal and state tax laws and regulations preferred
  • High degree of accountability for performance and its impact on company’s success
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills


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