Flagship Pioneering is seeking an experienced and talented finance professional to join a first-in-category organization. The Controller will be an instrumental player partnering with portfolio companies and will be responsible for providing business insights to our leaders to measure progress on company performance and assist with enhancing companywide financial reports, including enhanced analytics, cash flow management and consolidated reporting.
Partner with the management teams to understand critical elements and the impact of financial decisions
Manage organizational cash flow, budgeting, forecasting and reporting for several portfolio companies
Prepare and present presentations to Board of Directors and Senior Management Teams
Oversee corporate governance for several portfolio companies
Oversee month-end and quarter end closes for multiple entities ensuring compliance with US GAAP
Support Series A and Series B Preferred Stock financings including preparation of disclosure schedules, document review, data room development and management, and financial support of due diligence processes
Research, establish and enforce proper accounting treatment for new and complex business transactions such as those involving mergers & acquisitions and collaboration agreements.
Oversee the management of leases, contracts, consulting agreements, venture debt financing arrangements and other financial commitments
Assist with specific projects and initiatives unique to a fast-growing biotechnology start-up, such as system implementations and updates and business process improvements
Continually evaluate and drive improvements across finance operations
Provide Ad-Hoc Reporting and Analysis
10+ years of financial and accounting experience. Life sciences / biotechnology industry preferred.
BS/BA in accounting or finance; MBA preferred
Strong business acumen; proven ability to effectively scrutinize and challenge assumptions and interpret the strategy and priorities of the organization in financial terms
Excellent project management / leadership skills with demonstrated track record and ability to engage teams to work together towards common deadlines.
Strong presentation skills to deliver succinctly and effectively deliver recommendations to senior leaders; frames complex concepts
Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing conditions and different culture
Exceptional attitude, attention to detail and ability to motivate teams to do the same
Ability to work collaboratively with cross functional team members and with external partners
Ability to work within and meet all deadlines while executing on multiple deliverables
Experience with NetSuite a plus
Flexible, personable team-player, comfortable in a fast-paced, small company environment
Proven ability to set and meet ambitious deadlines, handle numerous multifaceted financial matters and see projects through to conclusion
Strong written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with both scientists and management
Ability to distill complexity and to communicate decisively with sound judgment
About Flagship Pioneering
Flagship Pioneering conceives, creates, funds, and develops first-in-category life sciences companies. Since its launch in 2000, the firm has applied its hypothesis-driven innovation process to originate and foster over 75 scientific ventures, resulting in $19 billion in aggregate value and 500+ issued patents. Since inception, Flagship has capitalized its growing portfolio with nearly $1 billion coming from $2.5 billion of aggregate investor capital committed.