PACT Pharma
94080, South San Francisco
Salary + bonus + benefits
Aug 09, 2018
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


Reports to:  VP of Finance

PACT pharma is seeking a Controller to oversee the accounting function including internal and, upon our IPO, external SEC reporting, forecasting, accounting operations. The position reports to the VP and Head of Finance for PACT pharma.  Previous experience as a public company controller, responsible for periodic reporting, is a requirement.  IPO experience in the controller role is a plus. Experience with cost accounting and manufacturing finance is a plus.  Experience preparing for Sarbanes Oxley 404 is a plus. This role is responsible for overall day-to-day management of accounting, reporting, budgeting, process controls of a dynamic, high-growth company. This person will also build and lead the accounting department in serving the accounting needs of management, investors, strategic partners, the overall company and the various operating groups within the organization.  

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Directly responsible for all accounting functions, including SEC reporting and compliance, equity, fixed asset, cost accounting, operational accounting and stock administration
  • Prepare and execute all periodic filings including financial statements, footnotes, and support documentation as required; responsible for coordinating internal, auditor, corporate legal signoffs of all filings; responsible, when public, for compliance including disclosure committee
  • Prepare and coordinate all technical accounting analyses and documentation for purposes of GAAP
  • Ensure that the internal monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements and budget variance analyses are completed on a timely basis; prepare financial materials for the Board and Committees of the Board; Structure the Audit Committee annual cycle and prepare materials for CFO and Audit Committee
  • Manage all audits and, with CFO, the relationship with the company’s auditors
  • Cash management activities, including assurance of compliance with investment policy, proper accounting for cash portfolio, and taking point with cash manager
  • Prepare internal accounting position analyses to assist in designing collaboration structures or other business transactions
  • Oversee all tax compliance and take the lead on tax strategy
  • Oversee stock option administration and related analyses
  • Lead the accounting function through transition to public company processes and standards; implement systems to assure compliance, efficiency and scalability as company grows
  • Develop and maintain financial forecasts and analysis
  • Implement and ensure adherence to accounting policies and procedures
  • Develop and maintain internal controls for key processes and prepare appropriately for SOX compliance
  • Review monthly journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Manage financial information systems monitoring and controls
  • Identify opportunities to increase efficiencies and improve processes
  • Manage Audit Committee reporting and meetings


  • BA/BS degree in finance, economics or accounting
  • Active CPA license required
  • Experience with a Big Four certified public accounting firm is highly preferred
  • 10+ years of experience; biotech industry experience required
  • Thorough knowledge of SEC rules and regulations, procedures and practices
  • Must have demonstrated hands-on execution skills
  • Excellent written and oral skills; ability to interface and communicate effectively with executive management and other functions within the organization
  • Strong leadership, management, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills.
  • Ability to operate in alignment with PACT’s values.