We believe that diverse perspectives are foundational to scientific innovation and inquiry.
We are building a company where exceptional scientists and industry leaders from around the world work side by side to advance a shared mission.
Our intentional focus is on Belonging, so that all employees know that they are valued for their unique perspectives.
At Altos, we are all accountable for sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment.
What You Will Contribute to Altos
As a member of the Finance Team, the Director, Accounting Operations, will have a critical role in leading the accounting operations as we build and scale the accounting function at Altos. This individual will frequently interact with accounting staff, Procurement, Legal, People and other stakeholders across the organization as well as external consultants and auditors. This role requires critical thinking skills, effective organizational skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a strong ability to build effective relationships across the Company.
Oversee certain aspects of monthly/quarterly general ledger close process including accounting for leases, stock-based compensation, etc.
Oversee the management of the payroll function.
Oversee Concur Time & Expense activities and corporate credit card administration activities
Oversees the accounting of our international subsidiary in UK, inter Company and transfer pricing analysis
Leads the overall financial reporting process and ensure compliance with GAAP
Supports the requirements for external audit, tax returns, etc.
Provides support in ERP implementation
Provides support in establishment and monitoring of Company’s Corporate policies and internal controls
Ensure efficient day-to-day operations across the finance organization through the management and execution of best practices in all internal processes and systems
Provides support to all other teams across the company as needs arise, including special projects, system improvements or ad-hoc financial analyses as assigned
Who You Are
Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
Minimum 10+ years of relevant experience in scaling and managing accounting operations; Big 4 background preferred, CPA required
Experience in building and scaling accounting operations, systems implementations, etc.
Well-developed problem solving skills combined with experience working with outside consultants in a positive and collaborative fashion.
Strong analytical skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Ability to work independently while also contributing to the team
Possesses a sense of urgency; identifies challenges and problems and takes the initiative to identify solutions.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to prioritize/balance multiple tasks to meet team goals and deadlines
Attentive to accuracy and detail, strong belief in personal responsibility and accountability, ability to problem solve and find solutions
Willingness to contribute beyond the defined role to meet team needs as circumstance requires
Experience with QuickBooks, NetSuite, Bill.com, Point Purchasing, etc.
Experience working in the biotech, pharmaceutical or related industry