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Position Title :Corporate Controller
Hiring Company :BIODELIVERY SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL
Resume Recipient :Hiring Company
Job Category :Finance
Industry:Life Sciences and Health Care
Location:United States
Job I.D:14434
Nearest Metropolitan Area(s) : Raleigh
Primary Location City,
State
: Raleigh,NC
Description : OVERVIEW
Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Corporate Controller is responsible for guiding financial decisions by establishing, monitoring and enforcing accounting policies and procedures, protecting company assets by establishing monitoring and enforcing internal controls, and preparing all required financial reporting, while overseeing all accounting functions. Focus includes regulatory compliance and practices and collaborating with the CFO developing financial strategies.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Partner with the CFO to determine accounting and tax implications for all material business decisions.
• Manage the closing and consolidation process, including reviewing journal entries and reconciliations. Ensure a timely close process and continuously work to streamline process to enable faster closes.
• Oversee General Ledger functions; assure accuracy, timeliness, and conformity with professional accounting standards and best practices in accordance with GAAP.
• Responsible to maintain adequate Sales Deduction and other Gross to Net accruals and ensure that sales cutoffs are accurate according to shipments and terms
• Oversee, review and validate timely monthly and quarterly financial reporting - including drafting and reviewing SEC documents, ensuring quality, and administering strict timeline.
• Work with senior management to ensure internal compliance with SOX and a robust control environment is in place and followed across the company.
• Act as a liaison to external auditing firms, while owning primary responsibility for the Company’s views on technical accounting matters.
• Present results of operations to CFO on a monthly basis together with Director of Accounting and other accounting team members as needed. Ensure team provides financial analysis and interpretation of accounting information to analyze operating results in terms of performance against budget and forecast, and other matters bearing on fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness.
• Perform technical accounting research as requested.
• Responsible for evaluating the performance of direct and indirect report personnel in the Accounting Department. Recommends training requirements, has the duty to keep the staff at the highest level of skill necessary to meet the current and future company needs.
• Collaborate and contribute to the Executive Leadership Team and BOD to improve overall company performance.
• Oversee tax compliance and strategy, through third party tax advisors.
• Review all documentation and contracts in order to develop and improve Accounting Manual and internal controls.
• Support budget and forecasting processes as required, in particular for balance sheet and tax elements.
• Recommend proper accounting treatment for mergers and acquisition, licensing, etc. and responsible for leading accounting diligence activities for any such transactions.
• Maintain accounting systems and ensure alignment with ERP, as well as leading design and accounting migration in the case of an ERP or accounting system migration, ensuring strong controls are embedded and enforceable.
• Coordinate with Finance Operations Director to oversee Company Third Party Logistics Center relating to Accounts Receivable, Inventory, and Product Returns
• Preparation of financials and supporting commentary for the Quarterly 10Q’s and 10K corporate annual report
• Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants. Ensure bank reconciliations are completed timely.
• Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
Requirements : QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting. Master’s degree preferred. Active CPA certification
• 10 -12+ years of progressive experience with all aspects of accounting, including General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Gross to Net Accounting, Inventory Control, preferably in a publicly traded pharmaceutical or biotech company
• Public company experience required, as well as public accounting experience.
• Previous experience managing finance and accounting functions.
• Previous pharmaceutical industry experience strongly preferred
• Understanding of tax regulations and compliance.
• Exceptional business acumen.
• SEC reporting, experience with annual audits and quarterly reviews and process controls used in SOX reporting
• High level of integrity and a strong sense of urgency and a results orientation
• Requires strong oral and written communications skills, computer literacy and professional presentation.
• Strong analytical skills.
• Solid knowledge of accounting principles, practices, and financial reporting
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and experience with ERP systems
• Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule when necessary.
• Ability to multitask and prioritize diverse tasks.
• Excellent managerial and interpersonal skills with demonstrated leadership skills.
• Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects required.
• Strategic thinking and leadership experience with an emphasis on relationship management and communication at all levels within an organization. Facilitate and coordinate multiple deadlines, create cohesive teams, and respond quickly to management requests.
• Proven ability to perform under pressure and stress and to adjust plans to meet changing needs and requirements.

Competencies:
• Build solid working relationships and partner closely with peers, business, functional and finance teams
• Strong business sense, attention to detail and a strong desire to grow professionally are keys to success in this challenging position
• Understands implicitly how to manage and work with multiple and diverse stakeholders
• Articulate with excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills
• Collaborative team player, excellent interpersonal, and team-building skills
• Strong problem-solving skills and willingness to ‘roll up their sleeves’
• Able to work in a fast-paced environment; able to multi-task with proven follow-through and adherence to changing priorities and deadlines
• Strong work ethic with self-accountability for high-quality results
• Organizationally savvy
• Positive attitude and perseverance in the face of challenges and/or changing circumstances
• High-energy, proactive, self-starter capable of completing a diverse workload within tight timelines
• Highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity
• Absolute discretion and confidentiality regarding sensitive information
• Focus on continuous improvement, change agent and driver of high-performance culture
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