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Assistant Controller

Company: 23andMe
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

We are looking for an Assistant Controller to lead accounting operations at a fast paced, innovative company in the genetics and healthcare space. This individual is a key member of the accounting team, responsible for the month end close, financial statement preparation and consolidation, day to day accounting operations and tax. The role requires establishing and maintaining working relationships with business partners across the organization, supporting management with analysis and reporting, and coaching and mentoring a high performing team.
Who We AreSince 2006, 23andMe's mission has been to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome. We are a group of passionate individuals pushing the boundaries of what's possible to help turn genetic insight into better health and personal understanding.
What You'll Do

  • Manage the monthly, quarterly and annual financial close activities by running a disciplined close and reporting process, by coordinating activities, policies, reconciliations and analysis with teams across the accounting and finance organization to ensure an accurate and timely financial close
  • Oversee and manage activities of accountants, currently consisting of three (3) direct reports, nine (-9-10) team members total, including general accounting, A/P, and tax compliance functions
  • Provide technical accounting expertise to ensure compliance with GAAP accounting standards and perform special technical assessments as needed
  • Support a SOX successful first year implementation, and ensure a robust internal controls structure and compliance with SOX for all areas of ownership on an ongoing basis
  • Manage cash reporting and treasury operations
  • Continue to evolve and develop an accounting infrastructure consistent with public company standards that will support significant growth and effectively scale with increased complexity
  • Drive monthly close process including preparation of financial statements, consolidations, foreign currency, segment reporting, flux analytics and KPI metrics to support internal and external reporting needs
  • Develop and execute deliverables, and manage the external auditors and other professional service providers as needed
  • Effectively build, lead and manage a team, consisting of and leveraging world class tools, processes, and personnel, to deliver on the objectives of the department and the Company
  • Participate in the preparation and review process for public filings as a partner to the Controller, SEC Reporting, Legal, People Team, Investor Relations, and FP&A teams, and assist in the development of new disclosures as needed
  • Identify and facilitate training and development opportunities for members of the Accounting Team
  • Collaborate with the IT department to maintain sound system processes and controls, and ensure continual improvement for our accounting systems environment
  • Lead, mentor and develop a high-performing diverse accounting team by fostering a culture of inclusion and belonging
  • Special projects and other related duties, as necessary
    What You'll Bring
    • Bachelor's degree and / or MBA in Accounting or Finance
    • CPA license strongly preferred
    • Minimum 14+ years in a financial accounting role
    • Minimum of 6+ years of Big 4 public accounting experience including having attained the manager level
    • 8+ years in an corporate accounting leadership capacity at a public company
    • Experience in the life sciences or consumer goods industry strongly preferred
    • Current and in-depth knowledge of US GAAP is required
    • Ability to prioritize in real time; know what's important
    • Detailed oriented with a strong bias for action, ability to proactively dig into the details and resolve issues
    • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
    • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
    • Transparent and self-aware, listens and learns from others
      About Us23andMe, Inc. is the leading consumer genetics and research company. Our mission is to help people access, understand and benefit from the human genome. The company was named by MIT Technology Review to its "50 Smartest Companies, 2017" list, and named one of Fast Company's "25 Brands That Matter Now, 2017". 23andMe has over 11.3 million customers worldwide, with -80 percent of customers consented to participate in research. 23andMe is located in Sunnyvale, CA. More information is available at www.23andMe.com.At 23andMe, we value a diverse, inclusive workforce and we provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to an individual's race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. If you are unable to submit your application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at accommodations-ext@23andme.com. 23andMe will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.Please note: 23andMe does not accept agency resumes and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Thank you.

Keywords: 23andMe, Sunnyvale , Assistant Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Sunnyvale, California

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