25 days old

Assistant Controller

Pacific Biosciences
Menlo Park, CA 94025
The Assistant Controller will be a key member of the corporate accounting team and will oversee Revenue, GL, and International Accounting.

Whats in it for you

You will get to work alongside an accounting team of approximately 10 smart and dedicated professionals of which 2 you would manage.  Youll be exposed to a variety of technical accounting items at a Company that helps scientists better understand the world we live in and, in many ways, helps them make it a better place to live.

In this leadership position, you will coach, mentor and help your team members to complete accounting and reporting activities for the areas that you oversee, as well as, oversee and review work performed by our international accounting service providers. 

Keys to your success in this role

  • To really excel in this position, you must be analytical, Excel savvy, detail oriented and possess the following attributes: 

  • Have a strong understanding of US GAAP especially in revenue (ASC 606)

  • Ability to identify and resolve technical, operational and organizational problems

  • Ability to exercise judgement within defined procedures and policies to determine appropriate action

  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management and external agencies

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications included advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel

  • Organized in work and ability to perform detailed effective reviews of others work

  • Ability to be flexible and multi-task

  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

Job duties include but not limited to:

  • Manage aspects of the monthly financial close process, including ensuring revenue is properly recorded, reviewing journal entries, certain account balance reconciliations, international/consolidation entries and report preparation

  • Take the lead on assessing the accounting for non-standard revenue transactions

  • Coach and develop your team of accounting professionals in alignment with organizational strategies and act as an effective backup for members in your group when needed

  • Work with various internal and external business partners, including regional accounting firms

  • Maintain strong business partnerships with key counterparts including, Sales Operations, Financial Planning & Analysis and SEC Reporting

  • Ensure compliance with internal control policies in a SOX environment

  • Ensure that the requests by the internal/external auditors for the annual audit and quarter reviews are accurately and timely prepared in support of public company requirements

  • Support the SEC reporting process through the review of footnote disclosure schedules prepared by your team

  • Support in the design and implementation of corporate accounting policies and procedures and controllership initiatives and projects to enhance processes and internal controls over financial reporting

  • Participate in the design and execution of internal controls by updating process narratives, recommending changes to control documentation and maintaining evidence of performance of the control to ensure accurate presentation of financial statements and safeguarding company assets

All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional tasks and responsibilities. 

Education and Experience:

  • Active US CPA designation is required

  • Big 4 Public Accounting experience preferred

  • Minimum of 5 years progressively responsible accounting and finance experience, including 2 years in a management capacity

  • Life science and manufacturing industries accounting experience a plus

  • Proven track record in driving projects and process improvement initiatives

  • Prior experience in SAP or other Tier1 ERP

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.



Posted: 2019-09-18 Expires: 2019-10-18

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