Corporate Controller

Redwood City, CA
Jun 04, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Adverum is looking for a self-driven and motivated Global Controller to join the Finance organization based in Redwood City, CA.
Reporting to the VP, Corporate Controller, the Global Controller will lead the Company’s accounting operations, technical accounting and SEC reporting, provide clear guidance for complex accounting issues as they arise, and play a critical role in enhancing Finance’s interaction with non-finance departments. This Global Controller will also oversee internal controls over financial reporting at Adverum.

What you'll do:
  • Head the controller’s group up to 10 (3 direct reports). Manage operational and technical accountings, SEC reporting, and SOX program.
  • Oversee the month-end close activities and review of monthly financials, reconciliations, journal entries. Coordinate with external auditors in quarterly reviews and year-end audit.
  • Provide oversight in accruals for clinical trials, CMO and other R&D activities.
  • Monitor latest accounting and financial reporting updates issued by FASB and SEC and ensure compliance. Drive the implementation of new accounting standards applicable to Adverum.
  • Proactively lead the research of accounting guidance for issues affecting the company. Align the accounting treatment with external auditors.
  • Review and approve technical accounting memos and ensure proper implementation from accounting operations’ perspective. Draft and present executive summary to the senior leadership with financial impact and disclosure requirements.
  • Manager SEC financial filings (10Q, 10K, 8-K, Proxy). Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure timely filing.  
  • Be a strategic partner to the senior management team as it relates to business initiatives and impact on the financial reporting requirements.
  • Collaborate with the outsourced SOX service provider to plan and execute SOX program.
  • Recommend and implement process improvements that will enhance efficiency and controls and develop formal accounting policies and procedures.
  • Support international operations and entities accounting responsibilities (statutory reporting, tax compliance, processes and controls)

About you:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field.
  • Active CPA a must. 
  • At least 8 years of experience in public accounting (Big 4 preferred), or a combination of public and life science industry experience.
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP, SEC reporting and SOX 404 compliance.
  • Experience in NetSuite, Oracle, SAP, or Microsoft Dynamics a must.
  • Advanced Excel skills and proficiency with other Microsoft Office programs.
  • Ability to work independently, manage deadlines and balance competing priorities in a progressive environment.

About Us
Adverum is a clinical-stage gene therapy company targeting unmet medical needs in ophthalmology and rare diseases. Adverum develops gene therapy product candidates designed to provide durable efficacy by inducing sustained expression of a therapeutic protein. Adverum’s core capabilities include clinical development, novel vector discovery and in-house manufacturing expertise, specifically in scalable process development, assay development, and current Good Manufacturing Practices quality control.

At Adverum, Inclusion and Diversity are at our core. We believe in the power of being your authentic self.  We strive to create the space which allows for everyone in our Adverum Community to not only feel safe but encouraged to speak, learn from each other, grow in their professions and be the very best versions of themselves no matter what their age, ethnic background, gender, origin, religion or sexual orientation