Corporate Controller

San Francisco, CA Operations - Finance & Operations Full Time
Pendulum ® is on a mission to help people improve physical and mental health by creating a new category of products that target the microbiome. We are researching, developing and commercializing a novel class of rationally-designed Live Synbiotics ™ (probiotics + prebiotics) that have demonstrated clinical efficacy to treat conditions like metabolic syndrome, inflammation and neurodegeneration.

Pendulum has created proprietary pipelines to build a unique discovery platform that identifies key, novel bacterial strains and the prebiotics that feed them.

We are a highly collaborative team of scientists, engineers, physicians, marketers and salespeople interested in improving human health by using the latest research from diverse fields, such as microbiology, molecular biology, high-throughput genomics, distributed computing, pharmaceutical development and nutrition. We believe strongly in an individual’s transparency and strong communication to enable the most effective and efficient path to team success.

If you’re interested in building a new category of products that will help improve the lives of people globally and you love working in a cross-functional, collaborative, inspiring environment, please continue reading!

Pendulum is seeking a Corporate Controller responsible for oversight of accounting and controllership activities related to GL accounting, A/R, A/P, payroll, taxes, and audit. The Corporate Controller will design and execute best-in-class strategies, accounting processes, controls, incorporating critical thinking to drive operational performance and leading the Company's focus on fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Lead all aspects of accounting, including implementation of processes and internal controls necessary for GAAP standards, and develop and scale the organization for growth
  • Oversee the monthly financial close process
  • Ensure the development and adoption of strong accounting policies and procedures that comply with best practices
  • Collaborate with Finance operations to drive continuous improvement in internal control processes related to SOX, IPO readiness, and other statutory compliance programs
  • Own relationship with external auditors and be responsible for quarterly and annual audits
  • Provide guidance on relevant domestic and international regulations and ensure compliance with reporting requirements
  • Act as a lead of the upcoming ERP implementation in coordination with Finance and IT
  • Take a lead on IT systems and resources to design, build, and implement accounting processes at scale and develop efficiency and scalability across functional areas
  • Cultivate ongoing training and talent development to create a culture of learning and mentorship
  • Key liaison for deliverables to Audit Committee
  • Requirements
  • 7+ years of experience in a senior accounting position in a growing company from a relevant industry (biotech, manufacturing); prior experience with a Big 4 public accounting firm is preferred
  • 4+ years of experience managing a team
  • Exceptional business acumen and proven success in driving significant process implementations
  • and improvements
  • Deep experience with best practices related to areas of revenue recognition, fixed assets, cost accounting, payroll, tax, and compliance with GAAP
  • Strong knowledge of internal controls and ability to identify and recommend new changes to controls
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment where adaptability is imperative
  • Extraordinary organizational skills, with high attention to detail and focus on accuracy and accountability
  • Salary & Benefits
  • 170,000 to 200,000 (DOE)
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Life & STD Insurance
  • Company match on 401(k)
  • Flexible Time Off (FTO)
  • Equity

  • Pendulum Therapeutics, Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal
    opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
    race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics,
    disability, age, or veteran status. We welcome all to apply.