The Corporate Controller will lead the Accounting function of Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The position has overall responsibility for accounting close, internal controls, coordination of the audit and audit-related activities, treasury and tax compliance and reporting, insurance, policy development and implementation, and ERP systems.  This position reports to the Vice President, Finance and is based in Emeryville, California.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and mentor staff responsible for all day to day accounting activities;
  • Direct and manage accounting operations to ensure integrity and accuracy of financial statements. Ensure financial statements are consistent with U.S. GAAP and SEC regulations, including newly issued and emerging pronouncements;
  • Review monthly financial statements and trend analysis to ensure completeness and accuracy of results;
  • Responsible for risk and treasury management including insurance, treasury portfolio management and other compliance
  • Manage relationship with external and internal SOX auditors and oversee the annual audit and quarterly review process.
  • Manage third-party tax provider and review tax provision;
  • Provide technical accounting leadership on significant accounting transactions, including corporate development and collaboration agreement transactions;
  • Stay up-to-date on technical guidance relevant to pharmaceuticals industry;
  • Establish and maintain accounting policies and procedures;
  • Support operating teams and departments in the cost-effective operation of their groups;
  • Report to the Audit Committee on a regular basis on financial performance, accounting developments, policies, significant estimates and controls;
  • Partner with Director, SEC Reporting on external financial reporting and SEC filings;
  • Ability to lead, manage, and execute on special projects as needed within finance and accounting organization and across various Company functions;
  • Acts as trusted partner and colleague to organization;
  • Ensures compliance with corporate policies and procedures, as well as, US healthcare laws and regulations.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent required, MBA a plus;
  • Licensed CPA required;
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience required, with demonstrated progression in roles and responsibilities in finance and accounting;
  • Extensive technical accounting experience required;
  • Experience in leading SOX 404(b) internal controls design and operating effectiveness test programs;
  • Commercial pharmaceutical / life sciences experience a plus;
  • Proven management and supervisory skills;
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to articulate Company’s financial results, accounting policies, and procedures;
  • Confident interacting with all levels of organization, including C-suite executives, project teams, and department managers;
  • Successful experience in fast-paced entrepreneurial environment;
  • Fit with Adamas culture and values.

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