Q32 Bio
Cambridge, MA, United States
Feb 04, 2021
NextGen Bio
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Q32 BIO is advancing novel therapeutics to treat autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. We aim to deliver life-changing treatments for patients with a variety of diseases for whom no adequate treatment options exist.


We are seeking an exceptional Controller to lead and manage the accounting / finance operations of Q32 Bio. Reporting to the CFO, this is an opportunity to contribute significantly to a top-tier, rapidly growing, privately-held biotechnology company. The successful candidate will have a willingness and ability to manage and execute the entire range of tasks required to support the Company's financial functions, bringing both a willingness to work in a hands-on capacity and experience establishing this function within a growing organization.

The ideal candidate is a driven individual looking to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, biotech start-up environment, leveraging a high degree of problem-solving and troubleshooting skills to make a large impact on our mission.


Accounting & Reporting :


  • Lead the accounting operations of the company including maintaining an adequate system of accounting records/policies and a comprehensive set of controls designed to mitigate risk and enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results.
  • Ensure that the company's accounting procedures and reported results confirm to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and year-end financial statements and monthly reconciliations of all balance sheet accounts.
  • Interface with financial institutions, external auditors and advisors
  • Oversee the independent valuation and year end independent financial statement audit.
  • Implement & manage purchasing to payables process and provide sound financial guidance to company personnel on procurement decisions and contract negotiations
  • Manage payroll and benefits processes
  • Research and advise the company on the adoption of critical financial systems.
  • As required, take lead on preparing and readying the organization for SEC standards, including reporting, compliance and implementation of Sarbanes Oxley.
  • Manage the company's tax reporting and state filing requirements.
  • Manage the company's corporate insurance policies.
  • Manage the company's cash-flow, including bank accounts and investments.
  • Design & lead ERP system implementation


Financial Planning & Analysis (in partnership with Head of Corporate Development) :




  • Support all planning, budgeting, forecasting, analysis and reporting.
  • Lead performance management vs. budget on a monthly basis.
  • Organize and prepare financial materials and Board presentations.
  • Assist with maintenance of the Company's capitalization table and support shareholder reporting.






  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Accounting with current CPA/Chartered Accountant license desired.
  • High-energy leader experienced in leading a corporate accounting team in a fast-paced, high-growth company, with a willingness to “do it all” and take a hands-on approach
  • Minimum 10+ years' experience in corporate and/or general accounting including both private and public company experience as the controller; experience managing public offerings either from within the company or during accounting firm experience is required.
  • Prior experience in the biotechnology industry; experience accounting for R&D collaborations is preferred
  • Big 4 Public Accounting, SEC reporting, and US GAAP experience preferred.
  • Privately held VC backed company experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to produce quality results in an efficient manner within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects.
  • Ability to implement and research new and emerging accounting trends, as applicable.
  • Experience implementing/maintaining ERP systems and developing reporting and analytics capabilities.
  • Collaborative business partner adept in building cross-functional relationships to drive business results and process improvement.
  • Exhibit the highest degree of ethics.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.