Controller

Full Time
Remote
Posted 2 weeks ago

Landos Biopharma is a late clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of first-in-class, oral therapeutics for patients with autoimmune diseases. Our team is composed of a wide range of individuals who emulate the Company’s mission of creating a safer and more effective treatment that addresses the therapeutic gap for autoimmune diseases by being bold in their decision making, always achieving the impossible, focusing on solutions, and never giving up.  Future team members have the unique opportunity to join a company on the cutting edge of developing life-changing biotherapeutics. Landos Biopharma understands that each team member is a valuable asset as is reflected in the outcomes that are achieved each and every day. For more information on our emerging company and career opportunities please visit www.landosbiopharma.com

Position Summary:

The Controller will be responsible for the oversight of the Company’s day-to-day accounting operations and is also responsible for the completeness and accuracy of its financial statements in accordance with US GAAP. The Controller’s duties include managing and performing tasks related to accounts payable, clinical trials and other accruals, prepaids, fixed assets, payroll, tax, general ledger maintenance, treasury, and the consolidation of the Company’s legal entity structure. The Controller will develop and implement processes and procedures through a SOX compliant lens and must have public company experience.  The Controller will mentor and develop two direct reports and will work closely with other members of the Finance and Accounting team to ensure that reporting timelines and project deadlines are successfully met. This position will be completely aligned with Landos’ entrepreneurial culture fueled by innovation and growth that is encapsulated in four fundamental pillars: 1) Be bold and decisive, 2) Never give up, 3) Be solution-oriented, and 4) Do the impossible.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for overseeing the controllership function of the Company
  • Responsible for the timely, complete and accurate month-end, quarterly and annual close processes.
  • Ensure that the Company’s books and records are kept in accordance with US GAAP and other statutory basis of accounting
  • Responsible for the maintenance of financial records and supporting infrastructure, such as NetSuite, DFIN, Equity Edge, etc.
  • Responsible for the preparation of complete and accurate internal and or external financial reports in accordance with US GAAP and or the Company’s reporting and operating requirements and procedures.
  • Partner with the VP, Finance to provide input into budgets and cost controls, financial analysis and the development and maintenance of reporting requirements.
  • Analyzes and interprets financial data and recommends changes to improve systems and financial performance.
  • The Controller will collaborate with the Director of Financial Reporting to help manage the activities of the management information systems function.
  • Manage payroll and related accounting.
  • Assists in the preparation of the quarterly and annual filings (Forms 8-K, 10-Q, 10-K, Proxy, S-3, etc).
  • Ensures completeness and accuracy over financial transactions and financial reporting (including disclosures).
  • Manages and complies with local, state and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings.
  • Develops and documents business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.
  • Selects, develops, mentors, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.
  • Oversees and manages the quarterly and annual external review and audit processes, respectively.
  • Develops and implements effective systems, accounting policies and financial controls while maintaining the integrity of all financial transactions and reporting of the Company.
  • Oversees and directs the execution of cash management strategies and tactics
  • Support the Company’s annual insurance renewal process.
  • Implements and operationalizes new accounting standard, potential R&D collaborations, and other complex business transactions.
  • Oversee the Company’s procure to pay cycle, ensuring the accurate and timely processing of accounts payable and employee expense reports.
  • Oversee the accounting for potential revenue related transactions in accordance with ASC 606 while assessing the nature, timing, and extent potential revenue recognized.
  • Ensures the Company remains compliant with federal, state and local tax requirements.
  • Collaborate with other members of the finance and accounting team to build and develop a team of finance and accounting professional capable of successfully executing both strategic and tactical business decisions.
  • Establish and maintain strong cross-functional business partnerships
  • Maintains the strictest confidentiality of all activities.
  • Ethical team player, engendering credibility and confidence within and outside the company.
  • Act in accordance with Landos’ policies and in complete alignment with the Corporate Culture.

Qualifications:

  • Licensed CPA required; Big 4 Accounting firm experience preferred
  • Minimum of 10+ years of progressive accounting experience, including public company experience. Life sciences experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Deep and broad knowledge of US GAAP, general accounting processes, internal controls and financial analysis
  • Experience with international legal entities
  • Experience in implementing accounting and reporting standards
  • Experience with technical accounting research and preparation of accounting position papers
  • Experience with leading and developing staff
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Experience with Active Disclosure
  • Experience or familiarity with iXBRL tagging
  • NetSuite or comparable ERP experience

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