Corporate Controller

Menlo Park, CA
May 02, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

AN2 Therapeutics (AN2) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel medicines for patients with rare, orphan infectious diseases that represent significant unmet needs. Founded by a team of experienced industry leaders in infectious diseases drug research and development, we strive to provide patients with treatments that will restore their health and enable them to live productive lives. AN2 is a mission-driven company with a passion for improving global public health and a vision to accelerate development of novel medicines to treat serious infectious diseases and save lives worldwide. We believe our company thrives when all employees share this mission.

AN2 is seeking an experienced Controller to oversee the overall financial plans and accounting practices of the Company, including accounting, financial reporting, treasury, planning, risk management and tax compliance. Major responsibilities include financial oversight and compliance, risk assessment, policy and systems enhancement and business planning and analysis. The Controller will be responsible for establishing appropriate internal controls/systems, public company reporting processes (including an S-1, 10-K, 10-Q, etc.) and for Sarbanes-Oxley (“SOX”) compliance. This position reports to the CFO and works closely with the senior management team and others throughout the organization, as well as with key external parties and advisors.



  • Oversee all aspects of accounting, including general ledger, accounts payable, payroll, purchasing, etc.

  • Prepare Board and management internal financial reporting packages, including analytical review.

  • Prepare external financial statements in accordance with GAAP and SEC regulations.

  • Lead the preparation of any required SEC documents, including the initial S-1 and all periodic filings, including 10-Qs, 10-Ks, S-3s and any other financial filings.

  • Establish and maintain internal and operational controls necessary to monitor performance and comply with SOX 404, as required.

  • Responsible for the planning function, including budgeting, forecasting and long range planning.

  • Perform various financial analyses, including the financial implications of proposed licensing and other contracts and transactions.  

  • Act as primary liaison with external auditors; prepare and coordinate all appropriate material for quarterly reviews and annual audits.

  • Oversee risk management and treasury management.

  • Coordinate tax compliance, including overseeing the preparation of tax returns and other required tax filings.

  • Lead process improvement initiatives, including upgrade from Quickbooks accounting system.

  • Other financial and administrative projects and responsibilities as necessary.


    Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years experience in public and private accounting, with a preference for a Big 4 CPA.

  • Strong preference is to have at least 4 years experience directing financial operations and building teams within a growing pharmaceutical/biotech company,

  • Experience establishing accounting processes and internal controls; SOX 404 compliance experience also strongly preferred.

  • Strong technical expertise in the areas of SEC reporting and financial accounting; prior experience with an initial public offering is a plus.

  • Must have excellent business judgment and possess strong leadership skills. Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to communicate with all levels of personnel, including senior management and non-financial staff.

  • Ability to think strategically and still maintain an attention to detail.

  • Strong problem solving/analytical skills and the ability to work both independently and within a team environment.

  • Familiar and comfortable working in a small, growing company, able to work remotely will all functions in the organization.

  • Fluent in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.). Experience with Quick Books Online and upgrades to an ERP system are a plus.

  • Education: BA/BS in Business with an emphasis in Finance/Accounting or equivalent; CPA and/or MBA preferred.

  • We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, or ability status. We will ensure that individuals who are differently abled are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment as provided to other applicants or employees. Please contact us to request accommodation.

    Our open positions are managed through our Human Resources department. Unsolicited resumes from recruiting agencies, in advance of a specified agreement, will not be accepted. Resumes sent directly to our employees or our consultants from recruiting organizations will also not be accepted as referrals and do not obligate us to pay fees.

    Please send your resume and include the job title and number in the subject line.

    Job Reference Number: FIN-1006

    * AN2 Therapeutics is based in Menlo Park, CA, but employees are currently working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.