Job Openings

Controller / External Reporting

Job ID: BH487276

Category: SEC Reporting, CPA, Controller

Specialty: Accounting & Finance

VP, Corporate Controller & External Reporting

The successful candidate must have experience in a complex publicly held organization and have demonstrated the ability to accelerate the financial close cycle to meet accelerated SEC filing timelines. He/she must also be familiar with implementing SOX controls and have experience driving cross-functional process improvements, including procure-to-pay and record-to-report processes.

This role will partner with Finance and other G&A teams, as well as our business partners to improve all touch points required to ensure an accurate and accelerated financial close, and to identify and provide solutions for process challenges.


  • Contribute to the monthly, quarterly, and annual close procedures and ensure the timeliness, efficiency, and accuracy of internal financial reporting to management.

  • Responsible for the accurate preparation and timely filings of SEC and IFRS periodic reports including preparation of financial statements, footnotes and MD&A

  • Ensure the effectiveness of internal controls and integrity of accounting records and resulting financial statements, work closely with CFO and outside auditors to establish a partnership that ensures full compliance with all requirements, including SOX.

  • Maintain relationships with external auditors and consultants.

  • Oversee the company's equity plans, including the stock option and ESPP programs

  • Oversee revenue recognition and billing activities to ensure proper revenue recognition and accurate and timely invoicing

  • Excellent systems and operational skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office products, and knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics

  • Ability to work collaboratively across functional teams and at various leadership levels

  • Thorough technical accounting knowledge of issues, procedures and practices


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting is required, an MBA or Master's degree preferred

  • CPA required

  • Big 4 public accounting firm experience strongly preferred

  • 15+ years of combined public accounting and industry experience

  • Strong preference for experience in the biotechnology sector

  • Current knowledge of SOX compliance and SEC reporting and GAAP

  • Experience managing an accounting team at a publicly traded company


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

Type: Direct

Location: Boston, Massachusetts