Corporate Controller

Brisbane, California
Jul 18, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
BridgeBio finds, develops, and delivers breakthrough medicines for genetic diseases. The company bridges remarkable advancements in genetic science with the entrepreneurial engine required to rapidly create lifesaving medicines for patients with unmet needs. Founded in 2015 by a team of industry veterans, the company has built a portfolio of 20 transformative drugs ranging from pre-clinical to late-stage development in multiple therapeutic areas including genetic dermatology, oncology, cardiology, neurology, endocrinology, renal disease, and ophthalmology. The company’s focus on scientific excellence and rapid execution aims to translate today’s discoveries into tomorrow’s medicines. We have offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Boston, New York, and Raleigh, with small satellites in other parts of the country. 

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Who You Are:

The Corporate Controller plays a leadership role in the accounting and financial reporting functions and has the responsibility of maintaining accurate corporate financial and accounting data and managing the Accounting Department, all our SEC Reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley internal controls compliance, various special projects, and accounting process and procedure development. This position will ensure the integrity of the global consolidated accounting function by providing leadership, process knowledge, technical expertise, and business collaboration. The ideal candidate is a hands-on leader who is comfortable with ambiguity and can work collaboratively to solve problems and provide support across all functions in the organization. This position reports to the Chief Accounting Officer of BridgeBio and will have accountability for:

• 65% - Controllership (Financial Accounting & Management, Group Consolidations, portfolio companies reconciliations, and Sarbanes-Oxley internal control compliance)

• 30% - Financial, SEC Reporting and Statutory Reporting (Internal, External, & Regulatory)

• 5% - Other Duties (Risk Management, Cross-Functional Projects, & All Other Duties)

  • Controllership Responsibilities:
  • Manage all areas of accounting, both technical and transactional, including SEC reporting, technical accounting, technical revenue, R&D accounting, consolidations, international accounting, operational accounting, internal controls, and Sarbanes Oxley compliance and financial systems
  • Work collaboratively with Director of Revenue in revenue close and operation and Senior Director of Finance and Accounting in tax close and local and Ex-US tax filings
  • Evaluate current accounting practices and policies to ensure continuous improvement and meeting current and future requirements
  • Accountable for the accurate and timely interpretation of GAAP accounting standards and the accurate incorporation of such interpretations into the company’s financial records
  • Lead the company’s financial close process, including preparation of financial statements and management reporting metrics and analysis
  • Continually evaluate opportunities to drive greater efficiencies and effectiveness in the monthly and quarterly accounting close process while ensuring a balanced workload within the organization
  • Ensure compliance with all SEC, GAAP, FASB rules and regulations in addition to state, local and corporate policies, regulations, and laws
  • Ensure compliance with local GAAP rules and regulations
  • Collaborate closely with the legal team regarding the company’s governance processes, including being a member of the disclosure committee
  • Financial & SEC Reporting Responsibilities:

  • Participate in external reporting system implementations, including automation efforts and other improvements to the reporting process/efforts, to streamline processes, increase efficiency, and the overall effectiveness of both portfolio and consolidated reporting and financial analysis
  • Lead the preparation of quarterly and year-end SEC filings (10-Q and 10-K), including financial and business sections, risk factors, footnotes, MD&A, iXBRL tagging, and management review
  • Oversee the preparation and completion of the Statement of Cash Flows
  • Design and implement XBRL process improvements and automation
  • Calculate stock-based compensation and earnings per share, including preparation of forecasts
  • Lead and coordinate with external auditors regarding required financial reporting-related deliverables
  • Monitor major corporate events, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity offerings, stock-based compensation, and assess their accounting impact for Form 8-K and other required SEC disclosures
  • Monitor and enhance formal processes to ensure that appropriate evidential support is maintained to support all disclosures in the Company’s SEC filings and documenting as appropriate
  • Lead the preparation of annual statutory financial statements for management review and timely filings
  • Create and maintain SEC and statutory reporting calendar, coordinate key timelines and deliverables, and work collaboratively with various business partners to ensure timely, accurate, and complete SEC and statutory filings
  • Other Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate global “knowledge-shares” between cross-functional and cross-portfolio companies by hosting routine and ad-hoc roundtable events with key stakeholders with an emphasis on finance operations and accounting
  • Special ad-hoc projects

Education, Experience & Skills Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Accounting, Business, Economics or related field, CPA preferred
  • Ten (10) years of experience in a highly analytical environment with four-plus (4+) years of experience as Controller (or similar role) in a global biotech/biopharma business
  • Four plus (4+) years of SEC reporting experience (10-Q’s, 10-K’s, 8-K’s and Proxy Statements) including drafting, in a managerial role
  • Experience with implementing and executing detailed XBRL tagging
  • Experience with implementing an enterprise-level consolidation and planning system; ERP implementation experience is a plus
  • Significant four accounting/audit experience preferred
  • SEC reporting experience (10-Q’s, 10-K’s, 8-K’s, and Proxy Statements)
  • Self-starter, strong time management. and project management skills are essential to success
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving skills, and collaboration skills critical to the role
  • Fantastic attention to detail required for compliance and external reporting responsibilities
  • Solid planning and forward-looking skills with the ability to conceptualize what we’ll need 2-3 years down the road
  • An adaptive, urgent and flexible approach that is tailored to a small company where you will collaborate with all functions

What We Offer:
  • Patient Days, where we are fortunate enough to learn more about the lives we are looking to impact and a real exchange of ideas as to how we can improve our efforts
  • A culture inspired by our values: put patients first; think independently, be radically transparent; every minute counts, and let the science speak
  • Learning and development training to help employees be the best version of themselves
  • Collaborative business environment
  • Excellent compensation package (Base, Performance Bonus, Stock, RSU programs)
  • Excellent benefits package
  • Flexible PTO
  • With office locations in San Francisco, Boston, New York, and Raleigh, there are ample cross-collaboration opportunities with other BridgeBio Pharma programs
  • A fast-paced, data-driven, work environment with world-class R&D minds and capabilities
  • Work with the most productive groups of R&D operators in the industry
  • Partnerships with leading institutions
  • A platform for meaningful scientific contributions to shine
  • Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion – with initiatives like Women at Bridge, we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels respected for who they are, empowered to contribute, inspired to lead, and supported in their efforts to do so

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