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Director of Finance/Controller

Company: College of Charleston
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

The Director of Finance/Controller is a key finance and operational business partner for the organization and is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating all accounting operational functions. Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Responsible for ensuring the monthly and quarterly close process is smooth and effective to produce timely and accurate financial statements, including reviewing and approving journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Responsible for the accumulation and consolidation of all financial data necessary for an accurate accounting of consolidated business results in accordance with GAAP.
  • Oversees the day-to-day activities of the Accounting and Finance Operations teams including general accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, purchasing, fixed assets, payroll, and financial/SEC reporting.
  • Ensures effective internal controls and processes to ensure the accuracy of financial reporting, integrity of data, and safeguarding of assets; Assists in implementing and improving the Company's internal control framework for SOX compliance.
  • Oversees the preparation of monthly and quarterly financial statements and assists in analyzing financial results and explaining variances from budgets and forecasts.
  • Manages all aspects of financial audits and serves as a key contact for external and internal auditors.
  • Manages and complies with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings, including preparation of sales/use tax returns and property tax returns, payroll, and stock reporting forms, and coordinate with external tax accountants to prepare state and federal income tax returns.
  • Researches and provides guidance for technical accounting issues to ensure compliance with GAAP.
  • Oversees all aspects of Codiak's stock option plan and participates in equity transactions, including valuations and financings.
  • Oversees all accounting and finance systems; Evaluates current systems and provides recommendations for the appropriate timing and systems to scale with projected growth; Manage implementation of new systems and user trainings.
  • Evaluates all corporate insurance needs, prepares annual renewals, and coordinates with broker. Prepares audit materials when requested.--
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships at all levels.
  • Strong organizational and people skills, and an ability to work both autonomously and as a team member in a fast-paced environment.
  • Management skills and experience; ability to effectively coach and manage accounting team
  • Strong communication skills including ability to present and communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite with expert knowledge of Excel
  • Experience with NetSuite accounting system, or similar ERP system
  • Strong analytical skills, high attention to detail and excellent problem-solving ability
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting required, and CPA or MBA preferred
  • 10 or more years of experience in accounting and finance
  • Broad operations experience highly desired.
  • Biotech and public company experience preferred. About Codiak Biosciences From the beginning, we had a vision of making precision exosome therapeutics a reality. The company began with the singular focus of solving the engineering and manufacturing challenges to enable exosomes to deliver precise therapeutics in a targeted way for patient populations of any size. California University of Science and Medicine Today 66 George Street
    Charleston, South Carolina 29424

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