San Diego, CA
Mar 18, 2021
Science/R&D, Oncology
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Come join our world-class team evaluating, in-licensing and developing innovative therapeutic products internationally.

HUYABIO  International is a development-stage biopharmaceutical company bringing innovations from China to global markets in multiple therapeutic areas. HUYABIOBIO’s lead oncology compound, HBI-8000, is under regulatory review for marketing approval in Japan and Korea for the treatment of T-cell lymphoma. In the United States, HBI-8000 is being developed as an immune modulator in combination with checkpoint inhibitors. The Company’s lead cardiovascular program, HBI-3000, is in Phase 1/2 development in Australia/New Zealand. Two additional compounds are in IND enabling stage. More information can be found at

Job Summary:

Huyabio is seeking an experienced Controller to be responsible for all aspects of the accounting close process, payroll, equity accounting and administration, financial statement preparation and SEC reporting in the future. The Controller will work closely with the company’s external and internal audit teams to refine and support an effective environment of financial reporting and controls. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to design, communicate, and manage financial reporting processes including external financial statement audits and implementing internal controls. The position will promote quality and integrity of the accounting output by effectively managing all aspects of the company’s accounting processes through effective communication and a positive customer service attitude. Major responsibilities include building/maintaining a cohesive and effective staff; day-to-day management of departmental staff; modifying and maintaining policies; ongoing focus towards continuous improvement and automation; and building and maintaining relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. This full-time position reports to the EVP Finance and is located at our corporate headquarters in Del Mar, CA.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Continue to develop and evolve the accounting department and team with an infrastructure that will support significant growth
  • Oversee all aspects of general ledger activities and close process (accounts payable, prepaids, accruals, fixed assets, trend reports and analysis, etc.)
  • Ensure strong internal controls by building and maintaining effective processes and systems, and coordinate and oversee Sarbanes Oxley activities in accordance with established controls
  • Ensure all accounting policies and procedures are refined and in place to provide assurance that company assets are protected
  • Lead monthly close of company financial statements; Ensure that the close process is performed in a timely, efficient, and accurate manner
  • Responsible for all external reporting
  • tax return preparation and special tax analyses conducted by external advisors
  • Coordinate work relating to both internal and external audits in the periodic review of the company's financial records and ensure implementation of any agreed upon recommendations, resulting from audit findings
  • Supervise check runs and wire payments
  • Develop internal management reporting system to accommodate monthly internal reporting as required by executive management
  • Oversee revenue recognition journal entries
  • Research accounting requirements and implications for special transactions, including technical memo's/whitepapers to support final accounting treatment
  • Manage finance approval of clinical trial site budgets, with a focus on cost effective budgets that accommodate efficient accrual and payment processes
  • Work closely with clinical operations and development staff on clinical trial management, from contract/site budget preparation, to payment of clinical invoices, to quarterly accounting accrual
  • Manage financial communications with collaborators, including budgets, forecasts, and invoicing
  • License milestone accounting and tracking, including working with third-party specialists
  • Prepare quarterly audit committee materials
  • Participate in negotiations/diligence for various contracts, including leases, asset purchases, and collaborations

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s in Accounting or Finance; CPA required
  • Big 4 experience preferred
  • 10+ years relevant finance and accounting experience including previous experience as a Controller, preferably also experience in SEC/public company accounting
  • Biotech/pharmaceutical industry preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of finance, accounting, clinical trial accruals, budgeting, tax, banking, cash management, cost control principles
  • Demonstrated ability in leading, managing and recruiting top talent
  • Proven ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections
  • Experience in developing and implementing financial policies, procedures, and initiative
  • Ability to present and effectively communicate with senior executives and external stakeholders complex accounting/financial outcomes in an articulate and succinct manner
  • Ability to influence operational/policy changes cross functionally in a positive demeanor
  • Strong project management skills
  • Independent thinker, hands-on mindset, and a detail-oriented approach to getting the work done

The position is full‐time and the candidate must be within commuting distance to HUYABIO’s Del Mar, CA headquarters. Interested candidates should submit resumes to:

To learn more about HUYABIO, please visit HUYABIO is an equal opportunity employer.