Chief Accounting Officer - Clinical Diagnostics Company

Conexus - Los Angeles, CA

Position Summary

The Chief Accounting Officer reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for managing the accounting, reporting, and financial planning functions on a day-to-day basis. This includes accounting, reporting/public filings, and policy, working closely with the audit committee and external auditors. Together with the Chief Financial Officer, the Chief Accounting Officer will present accounting matters to the Board of Directors and Audit Committee on an as-needed basis.

Essential Functions

  • Serve as a strategic financial business partner to the CEO, CFO and Executive Management team, including regular financial reviews.
  • Assist with company finances including tax, revenue, cash flow, expenses, reports and ongoing financial reporting.
  • Responsible for leading the monthly, quarterly and annual reporting of the financial results in accordance with the U.S. GAAP and SEC reporting requirements.
  • Assist the CFO and Head of IR in preparation for filings, earning releases, and annual calls.
  • Oversee financial reporting (external & internal) to ensure proper maintenance of all accounting systems and function, and supervise financial reporting staff
  • Oversee all accounting strategies and activities, including implementation of new accounting standards.
  • Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and accounting procedures, including evaluation of SOX 404 processes and controls.
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.
  • Manage company compliance with income tax filings, sales tax and other provisions.
  • Oversee and direct internal and external reporting requirements including GAAP financial statements, SEC filings (Form 10K/10Q, Proxy, and others)
  • Review the monthly financial statements and review/approve key account reconciliations
  • Lead accounting process improvements, change initiatives, streamlining processes, developing metrics, and creating efficiencies within the department
  • Support the implementation of the new ERP system and closely work with the IT team in resolving ERP issues related to finance and developing/implementing new reports/tools/process improvements including online store, online retail channels and core systems.
  • Review and update the SOX risk control matrices on a periodic basis for each of the significant financial processes. Coordinate and manage SOX audits
  • Assist in the preparation of materials for management and audit committee meetings
  • Manage day-to-day interactions with external auditing firms. Work with auditors to bring efficiencies to the audit process
  • Build financial infrastructure including controls, policies, and processes
  • Develop and implement efficient inventory management and cost accounting systems including implementing financial ERP system with multiple stakeholders, integrating ERP with other business systems

    Education & Experience

  • 15+ years of progressive, relevant experience, with a mix of public accounting and public company experience
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP and SOX is required
  • ERP implementation and business automation,
  • CPA required. Experience working at a Big Four audit firm is preferred

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to pivot and work well in complex, fast-paced environments
  • Strong leadership and influence skills with a demonstrated business partnering approach
  • Current and / or prior experience in leadership roles in a rapidly growing healthtech, biotech or medtech company is a strong plus.
  • Experienced people manager with proven ability to attract, retain and develop talent
  • Proven ability to lead cross-functional teams and projects to successful completion
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a matrixed organization


Posted On: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Compensation: $275,000.00

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