Assistant Controller

Cambridge, MA
Posted 2 weeks ago

We are seeking a highly motivated, detailed and experienced Assistant Controller to join our small, dynamic, fast-paced Finance team. The Assistant Controller reports to the Corporate Controller and will help to ensure that high-quality financial information is created and used to drive decisions in this highly entrepreneurial, clinical stage bio-tech company. The ideal candidate for this role aspires to grow with the company and is willing to provide support to all areas of the business.


  • Drive Month-end, quarter-end and year-end close cycle, including the preparation of journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Prepare Research & Development accruals (Pre-clinical, Manufacturing & Clinical).
  • Assists in the preparation of quarterly and annual financial statements and footnotes.
  • Participates in quarterly reviews and annual audits.
  • Collaborates in the preparation of 10-Q’s and 10-K’s.
  • Work with consultants to maintain financial systems.
  • Implements Sarbanes-Oxley internal controls ensuring key controls are followed and executed appropriately.
  • Provides stock-based compensation expense calculations.
  • Prepares technical accounting memos.
  • Other projects and duties as required

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in a related field; CPA preferred.
  • 7+ years related accounting experience with at least 2 years of accounting manager/assistant controller experience required, preferably in a life-sciences environment.
  • Must be proficient with MS Office programs, including Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Previous audit experience with a Big 4 company is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills-oral and written are required to interact collaboratively.
  • Proficient in US GAAP
  • Ability to prioritize workload and manage various tasks simultaneously
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities and implement process improvements for efficiency.
  • Proactive, and extremely detailed-oriented
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and exercise good judgement while bringing projects to completion
  • Experience with Great Plains, ReQlogic, ETRADE and Concur are a plus

To apply, email your resume to:
AVROBIO, Inc is an EEO employer

About AVRO
AVROBIO, Inc., a leader in lentiviral-based gene therapies, is a clinical-stage company developing disruptive therapies that have the potential to transform patients’ lives with a single dose. The Company is focused on the development of its gene therapy candidate, AVR‑RD‑01, in Fabry disease, as well as additional gene therapy programs in other lysosomal storage disorders including Gaucher disease, Cystinosis and Pompe disease. AVROBIO’s lentiviral platform has broad potential for other rare and non-rare genetic diseases. AVROBIO is headquartered in Cambridge, MA and has offices in Toronto, ON.

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