Job Title:

Assistant Controller

Job Location:

Burlingame, California

Job Compensation:

125k - 160k + bonus

Job Description:

    Our client, a successful and growing Life Sciences corporation, has an opening for a Divisional Controller.  This is an opportunity to support an organization that is dynamic and offers career advancement.  This collaborative environment encourages teamwork and open communication.

    Our Firm

    Murdock Martell, Inc. is a leading financial consulting and recruiting firm that provides solutions to established and emerging growth companies. We represent some of the strongest companies in the Bay Area with an emphasis in technology and life sciences start-ups.



    ·       Manage and be the point of contact for monthly accounting processes including coordination of close timelines and deliverables.  This includes journal entries, account analyses, and accounting reconciliations  

    ·       Prepare, review and approve financial schedules such as reporting deliverables, footnotes disclosures and providing reporting and cross-functional teams for ad hoc schedules as needed

    ·       Establish proper accounting methods, policies, and principles

    ·       Provide accounting leadership of transactions, policies, controls, and procedures

    ·       Ensure accurate and complete financial records and reporting in compliance with legal requirements and US GAAP standards

    ·       Lead, review, train and mentor accounting personnel

    ·       Deliver budget variance analysis and other management reports. Work with departmental managers and leads to review and forecast expenses and headcount

    ·       Improve systems and procedures and initiate corrective actions

    ·       Perform technical research and document key accounting policies 

    ·       Responsible for timely month-end close and financial reporting

    ·       Manage income tax compliance for federal and state and sales and use tax reporting and filing

    ·       Identify and lead reporting improvements to systems, processes, and internal controls 

    ·       Responsible for financial audits and relationships with external auditors

    ·       Cash management

    ·       Other projects and tasks, as assigned


    ·       Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, CPA desired

    ·       6+ years of relevant work experience; some public accounting a plus

    ·       Strong knowledge of US GAAP, reporting and compliance 

    ·       Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively at all levels of the organization

    ·       High personal integrity and strong work ethic

    ·       Excellent writing/documentation skills 

    ·       Experience with NetSuite and QuickBooks preferred

Job Skills:


Education Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, CPA desired

Murdock Martell, Inc. is not licensed or registered as a public accounting firm and does not issue opinions on financial statements or offer attestation services.

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