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ElevateBio Senior Director / Senior Controller in Waltham, Massachusetts

Title: Senior Director / Senior Controller

Location: Waltham, MA

Reports to: VP, Finance

The Role:

ElevateBio is seeking an experienced & pro-active senior controller to join their team who will oversee and manage day to day accounting function across all the ElevateBio portfolio companies. The successful candidate will have strong technical knowledge of US GAAP. This highly visible role is responsible for managing the accounting, audit, supporting financial planning and analysis, and other financial reporting and compliance processes. This person will be a key member of the Finance & Accounting team and will work very closely with the Vice President Finance to interface regularly with company senior leadership to help the continued growth of the Company.



  • Lead and develop ElevateBio?s accounting team, including functions like general accounting operations, technical accounting matter, intercompany accounting, and procure-to-pay process

  • Oversee and manage a timely and high-quality monthly financial close and reporting process

  • Establish and maintain formal accounting policies, procedures to ensure GAAP compliance

  • Manage SAP for multiple entities, to include consolidation accounting, while ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the accounting records

  • Develop and maintain an internal control environment, which is scalable to meet Sarbanes-Oxley requirements

  • Review cash forecasts, investment portfolio performance and other treasury matters; ensure compliance

  • Lead the relationship and communications with the external auditors and other related service providers throughout the annual audit and year

  • Analysis, investigation and reporting of month and year to date P&L variances to budget & forecast

  • Monthly working capital and free cash flow reporting

  • Manage the tax function and other regulatory compliance

  • Assist the Vice President, Finance in the monthly internal reporting and preparations for the board meetings and materials


  • Minimum of 10-12 year professional experience, including industry accounting leadership experience. (Big-4 Accounting experience preferred)

  • A four-year degree in Accounting of Finance is required. Current CPA certification and MBA preferred

  • SAP experience

  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with an acute ability to execute on time

  • Effectively and proactively communicates essential information with all levels of the organization

  • Adept at articulating conclusions from financial data

  • Active listener and clear communicator who demonstrates a supportive attitude that encourages collaboration and cross functional process improvements

  • Adept self-learner who understands accounting operations and can communicate requirements to others

  • Action-oriented team player with a keen focus to executing on time

Why join ElevateBio?

ElevateBio is accelerating the future of biotechnology; developing the next-generation of cell, viral and regenerative medicine therapeutics for the treatment of severe diseases. We have launched a revolutionary new model that integrates innovators, infrastructure and capital to effectively develop cell, gene and related therapies for patients with severe and life-threatening disorders. With plans for a cutting-edge laboratory and manufacturing center already underway, we're building a world-class organization lead by expert talent with bench-to-bedside capabilities. ElevateBio is also a leader in corporate philanthropy and has taken a pledge to donate a portion of product sales to fund promising cancer research and to support cancer care in the developing world.

At the heart of the ElevateBio platform is ElevateBio Base Camp, a state-of-the-art research, development and manufacturing center for innovation in the Greater Boston Area to be staffed with a world-class team of scientists.

Our Vision:Next-generation product development for advanced therapies supported by global bench-to-bedside expertise shared across our portfolio of companies

ElevateBio is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person?s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. ElevateBio will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.