Controller

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Description:
Bluejay develops, manufactures and markets innovative and minimally invasive diagnostic products. Bluejay’s tests are ‘Near-Patient-Care’, providing laboratory quality results and enabling access to affordable, time-sensitive, and life-saving decisions for treatments within 20 minutes from ‘Sample-To-Result’. We are expanding rapidly, and we are seeking to add our first time Controller to our growing team. As a key member of the leadership team this person will report to the Chief Financial Officer.

The Controller must have solid communication, technology, analytical and management skills. Candidates should possess knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations and provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

The Controller will be the principal keeper of the company’s books and records and make sure the company is in compliance with applicable accounting requirements (including SEC reporting) and ensure the Company is adhering to its financial plan.

The Controller will also ensure that resources of the company are protected, and that cash and other assets are used for their intended purpose. In addition, the position will be the primary support to the CFO in providing information to the executive team, shareholders and the Board of Directors.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating and preparing internal and external financial statements and SEC reporting.
  • Primary responsibility for audit and quarterly reviews, coordinating activities of external auditors.
  • Manage month-end, quarter-end and year-end closing.
  • Planning, directing and coordinating all accounting operational functions including A/P, A/R, Payroll and a small team of direct reports.
  • Establish accounting policies and procedures.
  • Develop close procedures which helps the company report its financial results in a timely manner.
  • Managing the budget process, prepare budgeting reports and forecasts and report to leadership.
  • Analyze financial data in accordance with GAAP and SEC requirements.
  • Compare actual performance against budget and recommend actions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with vendors and clients.
  • Proven ability to manage competing priorities and handle numerous multifaceted financial matters and see projects through to conclusion.
  • Oversee the booking and records detailing transactions and expenses in accordance with GAAP and revenue recognition rules.
  • Oversee the payment of expenses and invoices consistent with company policies and controls.
  • Serve as the business owner of the accounting system and ensure the automation of key processes.
  • Oversee, mentor, manage, hire and train a staff (currently one, more in the future).
  • Comply with federal, state, and local legal requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with tax requirements and serve as the primary point of contact with outside tax consultants.
  • Managing the accumulation and consolidation of all financial data necessary for an accurate accounting of consolidated business results
  • Providing management with information vital to the decision-making process
  • Assessing current accounting operations, offering recommendations for improvement and implementing new processes
  • Evaluating accounting and internal control systems
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of accounting software and supporting database, as needed
  • Developing and monitoring business performance metrics

Requirements:

  • 2-5 years managing and developing a finance team as a controller or assistant controller at a public company or in public accounting..
  • Prior experience in public accounting strongly preferred.
  • Experience in a fast paced, dynamic environment (biotech preferred).
  • Team and detail oriented. Hands-on. Driven. Humble.
  • High level of interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Solid knowledge of accounting principles, laws, and regulations (GAAP, SEC).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with management.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required; Masters preferred; CPA preferred.
  • Experience with accounting software and MS Excel/ Word/ PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work in our Acton, MA office.

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