Job Openings

Associate Director/Assistant Controller

Job ID: BH396350

Category: Assistant Controller

Specialty: Accounting & Finance

Associate Director/Assistant Controller

Contract (Perm opening)

Job Location: N. Billerica

Hours: 40

Company Information, Industry, Size: Medical Device/BioTech

Team Size: 10+ in Accounting and Finance team.


Interview Process: Virtual.  


Must Haves:

  • BA
  • CPA


  • 10+ years of accounting and public reporting experience or equivalent. Experience with multinational public accounting firm preferred.


Job Summary/Description:

Oversees Accounting and External Reporting teams in completing the monthly close and reporting cycles, completing the consolidation and reporting of monthly and quarterly results, including SEC reporting; Coordinates both internal cross functional activities and manages the interactions with the external auditors to expedite the annual audits and quarterly reviews and drives continuous improvement in processes; Performs research on technical accounting issues; Partners with FP&A to support forecasting of balance sheet accounts on a quarterly basis; Assists in the development and implementation of financial policies and procedures in all areas of the Company. Leads by example in driving towards a best in class finance function in a high paced growth oriented environment.

Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions

  • Directly responsible for managing the preparation of our SEC filings, including the 8-Ks, 10-Qs and 10-K, including Management’s Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) and coordination with our legal team with respect to the Proxy Statement and miscellaneous filings.
  • Collaborate with investor relations on the quarterly earnings release and earnings call script. Liaise with investor relations function to maintain consistency of financial information provided to external stakeholders with financial information included in required regulatory filings. Provides support for investor relation questions and answers.
  • Collaborate with Global Controller in range of efforts related to managing continuous improvement initiatives and optimizing the use of the ERP systems
  • Partners with Accounting Manager, Financial Report Manager and FP&A team to drive month end close and consolidation processes and ensure timely completion to meet internal and external reporting requirements; Develops and communicates schedules and role assignments to ensure a timely and accurate corporate consolidation and monthly close process; Monitors deliverables by Accounting team and other contributors for the monthly close and quarterly forecast processes; Expedites and troubleshoots issues as necessary to achieve schedule
  • Ensure all balance sheet accounts are reconciled to respective sub-legers and source data; provide knowledge of variances/trends on balance sheet accounts
  • Oversees the development, implementation and maintenance of all areas accounting processes including journal entries, General Ledger, Accounts Receivables, Inventory, Accounts Payables, Revenue Reconciliation, Fixed Assets, Intangible Assets, Contingent Liabilities, etc.
  • Guide and ensure efficient and compliant Accounting activities for full range of ongoing business processes and special initiatives supporting a growth Company
  • Manage implementation of new policies and procedures impacting Accounting and ensure compliance with current ones
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders across other functional organizations and external business partner organizations. Drive cross-functional alignment to key strategies and action plans
  • Participate in or lead initiatives and team projects and processes as assigned
  • Coordinates with Business Partners, Finance staff and other key contacts throughout the organization to maintain a current working knowledge of the business including unique transactions
  • Ownership of research on technical accounting treatment and providing technical guidance to Accounting team members; provide leadership and learning opportunities to Accounting team members through contribution to research and technical writing assignments
  • Research recently issued technical U.S. GAAP and SEC pronouncements, and interpret the corresponding implications to the organization
  • Ensures the proper set-up of financial system software applications and maintenance of processes and procedures to properly capture, track and report financial results in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley, US GAAP and company policies
  • Oversee external audits, acting as the key interface with external / internal auditors regarding supporting workpapers, deliverables, budget and role assignments; Ensures team and other contributors promptly respond to and resolve inquiries of the auditors; Meets with audit team to troubleshoot and address technical and policy issues. Reviews audit findings, drafts formal responses and works for continuous improvement in processes
  • Manage communications with external auditors on external financial statements and accounting issues to ensure auditor agreement with company decisions on accounting disclosures, and issues.
  • Review and analyze revenue and vendor contracts, providing feedback and Finance approval to the business
  • Oversee and review stock compensation (FAS 123R) and EPS calculations and ensure compliance with U.S. GAAP and SEC disclosure requirements.
  • Attracts, retains and fosters individual development of key personnel for continued success in current and future assignments by providing resources and opportunity for appropriate training, mentoring or other experiences
  • Manage the efforts of a multifunctional and multinational Accounting team. Manage and foster the growth of the team to support the long term growth and corporate strategies. Oversee full range of performance management processes and training and development needs of functional team. Lead and motivate employees and provide prompt and objective feedback, coaching, and counseling to enhance or improve performance by setting expectations and holding individuals accountable for performance and behavior.
  • Efficiently align and realign group resources to ensure ongoing objectives and specialized initiatives are achieved.
  • Maintain current knowledge of, and ensure all functional work teams’ activities are conducted in compliance with the full range of related internal and external systems, technology, regulatory requirements and related policies and procedures and corporate objectives
  • Actively demonstrates the Lantheus values of accountability, quality, efficiency, customer service, collaboration and safety

Basic Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in Accounting or equivalent; CPA required
  • 10+ years of accounting and public reporting experience or equivalent. Experience with multinational public accounting firm preferred.
  • Experience in accounting management in a manufacturing environment, or equivalent.
  • Working knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems.

Other Requirements

  • Strong technical U.S. GAAP accounting/reporting knowledge
  • Demonstrated experience in policy and procedure development as well as identification and implementation of internal controls. Formal Sarbanes-Oxley experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated skills in driving continuous improvement in the areas of responsibility to drive transition to “best in class” finance organization
  • Intellectual curiosity in working on cross functional teams throughout the organization
  • Ability to work in a high paced environment, supporting activities and demands of a growth oriented company
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with all levels of management with consistent energy, enthusiasm and professionalism.

The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.