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Controller / External Reporting

Company: Planet Professional
Location: Brookline
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

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

Keywords: Planet Professional, Brookline , Controller / External Reporting, Advertising , Brookline, Massachusetts

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