Controller

Boston, MA or Remote - Operations Full Time
The Controller will be a key finance leader who will partner closely with the FP&A team and COO to build world class financial operations in support of the Company’s accelerating growth and global ambitions. The Controller position will oversee our financial statement close process and manage our daily financial operations, including defining efficient accounting processes & principles, owning regulatory compliance, overseeing accounts payables & collections, and managing audits.

You will be the accounting expert for the company and will partner with stakeholders across the company in a dynamic and fast-paced environment to develop and execute initiatives that will streamline, automate, and improve the accuracy of our financial reporting process while ensuring our systems and processes are well documented, scalable and running efficiently.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (What you will be doing):
  • Collaborate with the COO and Director of FP&A to build a world class financial operations system that meets the immediate needs of a high-growth startup while positioning the Company to be a global leader in our field. Identify and implement financial recording systems and processes designed to scale with the Company’s accelerated growth.
  • Oversee the monthly financial close process including ensuring team deadlines for month-end close and financial reporting requirements are met and in accordance with accounting policies and standard operating/controls.
  • Perform initial analysis & commentary at monthly financial close for communication to Executive Leadership team. Lead monthly P&L review meetings, elevate critical financial matters, and assist the COO to identify issues early and assess their financial impact, if any.
  • Perform all accounting and financial operations including management of the general ledger, revenue, inventory and cost of goods sold, AP/AR, R&D accounting, stock compensation and cash flow management. Oversee routine department activities such as initiating payments & wires to ensure that they are completed accurately and on time.
  • Partner with People Operations to review payroll and related journal entries & reconciliations, as well as assist in 401k administration and compliance testing.
  • Design, implement and monitor effective internal controls, including compliance with GAAP, applicable federal, state, and local regulatory laws, and rules for financial and tax reporting. Maintains a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Lead continuous improvement in the areas of accounting operations and financial reporting process/systems to increase automation and scale.
  • Education and/or Work Experience Requirements (What you need to succeed):
  • The candidate should have a master's degree in accounting or business administration - or equivalent business experience - and 7+ years of progressively responsible experience. Experience thriving in a startup and a willingness to wear multiple hats beyond the typical role are highly important. Ability to effectively partner with an executive team, to execute quickly and accurately, and a high level of written and oral communication skills are crucial for success.

  • Specific requirements include:
  • 7+ years of progressive accounting experience
  • Master’s degree in finance, accounting or business (or bachelor’s degree with equivalent business experience)
  • Strong technical accounting and financial knowledge, including US GAAP reporting requirements. Extensive knowledge of accounting/financial/operational principles and theory
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and strong leadership and management skills with the ability to drive accountability across the company
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced, dynamic environment while maintaining accuracy and delivering against deadlines
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to a changing, fast paced startup environment
  • Experience developing and improving processes to make reporting better, faster and easier
  • Prior experience in an early stage, high growth startup environment
  • Prior experience in biotech, life sciences and/or science-data-as-a-service industry is a plus
  • CPA/CMA license (active or inactive) is preferred
  • 2+ years of management experience preferred
  • 2+ years of public accounting experience preferred

  • Physical Requirements and Special Demands:

    ● Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone and video conferencing for several hours each day.

    Our Benefits
    HEALTH
    Free medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their families, including a $0 deductible medical plan. We want our employees to manage their health and that of their families without worrying about high premiums or deductibles.
    SELF CARE
    Unlimited PTO with 3 week minimum. Whether it's playing MTG or D&D, singing on stage, camping, raising chickens, or anything else that inspires, we want our employees to unplug and explore their passions.
    BIOBABIES
    12 weeks parental leave at 100% pay. We love Biobabies and know that bonding with a new child is a critical need for employees and Biobabies alike.
    SAVINGS
    3% Biobot 401k contribution. Regardless of whether our employees contribute, we contribute 3% of salaries into participating employees' 401k accounts because we want to support their long-term financial goals.
    WORKSPACE
    $500 home office stipend for remote employees; free parking + commuter benefits and free meals for lab employees. Onsite or at home, we ensure our employees' workspace is set up for success.


    About Biobot
    At Biobot, we are working together to build a team environment in which everyone can thrive and is proud to belong. We are an equal opportunity employer and our goal is to be a diverse team that is representative, at all job levels, of the society we live in. We encourage applications from candidates of all identities and backgrounds, including those who are traditionally underrepresented in technology startups.

    Our mission is to transform wastewater infrastructure into public health observatories. 

    Named as one of Fast Company’s most innovative companies in the world in 2021, Biobot Analytics is a wastewater epidemiology company and uses technology developed at MIT to measure biomarkers in sewage to better understand population health in cities. We first launched an opioid product to support government and public health officials in responding to the opioid epidemic, and in 2020 launched a Covid19 product to estimate the scope and trend of the outbreak in communities. We have operated in almost 500 communities across 43 U.S. states, generating Covid19 case estimates for over 13% of the U.S. population.

    Battling the opioid epidemic and now the Covid19 pandemic is just the beginning - we’re transforming sewage into a data asset and building a public health database. Eventually, Biobot data will be an early warning system for disease outbreaks, a map of nutrition disparities, and more. Headquartered in the Boston area with an office in NYC, we aim to create the bedrock of human health infrastructure and smart cities in countries across all six continents.

    Please note that we are unable to sponsor work visas at this time.