Controller (MA)

Job Description
Semma Therapeutics, a biotechnology company focused on developing a stem cell-based cell therapy for Diabetes, is seeking an outstanding Controller to join its growing team. The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter and responsible for a wide breadth of financial activities including, the financial closing process, accounting operations, the audit function, and forecasting. The position is located in Cambridge, MA.


  • Oversee and ensure accurate and timely preparation of the financial statements
  • Active management and participation in the day-to-day activities of finance, including accounts payable, cash disbursements, invoicing, payroll, general accounting, etc.
  • Lead the coordination of independent auditors in the annual audit process
  • Prepare budgets by establishing schedules; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data
  • Prepare journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations/reviews and internal control work.
  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Recommend benchmark against which to measure the performance of company operations
  • Perform special projects; from financial analysis to new system implementation.
  • Comply with local, state and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings on a timely basis

Required qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, Master’s a plus
  • 10+ years of financial and management experience, 5+ years in biotech or pharmaceutical company industry
  • Self-motivated professional with ability to effectively balance multiple priorities, strong attention to detail, utmost integrity
  • Flexible and collaborative work style with ability to thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
  • Authorized to legally work in US

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in private biotech companies strongly preferred
  • CPA strongly preferred

Please note that applicants should have authorization to work in the United States. Semma offers competitive pay, health insurance, time-off among other benefits. Please, fill out the form below and include your resume.


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