Exo Therapeutics (https://exo-therapeutics.com) is a small molecule drug discovery and development company with a pioneering technology to address intractable pharmaceutical targets. By leveraging the company’s ExoSight™ platform, Exo is developing a deep pipeline of potent drug candidates that bind exosites, distal and unique binding pockets that have the potential to reprogram enzyme activity for precise and robust therapeutic effect. Through this specific and selective approach to challenging targets, the company’s team of world-class researchers is unlocking breakthrough therapeutics in oncology, inflammation and a broad range of other diseases. 

Position Overview
Exo Therapeutics is seeking a Controller who is excited to be part of a mission-driven early-stage company. You will be responsible for in building a dynamic financial organization dedicated to financial integrity and focused on supporting the growth of Exo Therapeutics. You will be a key business partner to our leadership team and scientists. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a high-growth company in the biotech sector.

Reporting to the COO, the Controller will be responsible for all financial reporting, accounting operations including managing accounts payable and payroll, tax filings, audits and other ad hoc reporting to our shareholders. The Controller will ensure the financial organization delivers timely and accurate financials in accordance with GAAP. We are looking for leadership skills such as good judgment, sound analysis and decision making, and the ability to effectively communicate with a cross-functional team. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the company’s strategic goals and think creatively about how to move quickly and solve problems.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the Company’s monthly, quarterly, and year-end close process and management reporting of results, operating metrics, and flux analyses versus budgets and forecasts to all stakeholders
  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate quarterly and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership abreast of financial status
  • Ensure the financial statements are prepared in accordance with US GAAP in a timely manner, and prepare accounting technical memos as necessary
  • Plan, direct and coordinate all operational accounting functions including procure to pay and payroll processes.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and accounting policies to ensure a strong internal control environment and drive implementation of practical, and where appropriate automated solutions.  
  • Manage and plan for finance team growth to scale with Company growth, manage external resources until additional FT personnel is needed including but not limited to prendio, paychex, and other vendors
  • Assist with regular forecasting, budgeting, and planning processes; compare actual results to financial plans with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate
  • Support the COO in engaging the audit and compensation committees around issues and trends in operating performance, preparation of materials
  • Coordinate all external audit, tax and financial reporting activity and manage relationships with CPA firm and related service providers
  • Process annual 1099s, payroll processing and/or approval and accounts payable processing and/or approval.
  • Maintain and/or implement financial systems including GL, purchasing, expense reporting, equity, etc.
  • Work with COO and Director of Operations to maintain corporate insurance policies, benefits, 401k administration and company stock option plan.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
• Bachelor’s/Master’s degree and 8-12 years of relevant experience (CPA required, MBA nice to have)
• Creativity, flexibility and an entrepreneurial mindset. Ability to do more with less.
• Excellent organizational and communication skills
• Extremely well organized and goal oriented with ability to deliver results on time
• Experience managing and implementing systems to support finance operations in a biotech environment
• Ability to thrive within a fast-paced and changing environment.
• Self-motivated, flexible, able to prioritize, multi-task, and work in a fast-paced & dynamic environment. Able to make things happen with minimal supervision and to work independently and effectively as part of a cross-functional team.
• Experience evaluating, selecting, implementing, and managing ERP/CRM systems
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Experience with various ERP systems and financial tools, SEC experience nice to have
• Must be a hands-on, roll-up your sleeves leader
• Ability to manage changing priorities and deadlines
• Strong leadership skills in building and managing a team
• Ability to work a hybrid schedule


All fully qualified applicants who are authorized to work in the US at the time of application will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, as protected under law.   

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