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Corporate Controller

Job Title
Corporate Controller
Job ID
Work Hybrid
Boston,  MA 02108
Other Location
Position Description  
Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Corporate Controller is an integral member of the Finance team and a key contributor in supporting internal and external financial reporting, audits and internal controls and compliance requirements. This position is responsible for managing end-to-end of accounting operations for the business. Strong attention to detail, stellar organizational skills, ability to  prioritize responsibilities/deliverables, meet deadlines and maintain the flexibility to manage multiple initiatives in a fast-paced environment are imperative. The Controller must possess a “can do” attitude and be readily willing to roll up their sleeves to ensure timely and accurate delivery of the work product required from the Accounting function.

Responsibilities (include but not limited to):
• Manage the Accounts Payable function, including review and approval of invoices entered over a determined threshold by the Accounts Payable Specialist, and management of weekly payment processing
• Assist in the establishment and compliance with accounting policies, processes and internal controls in accordance with US GAAP.
• Direct the workload for the accounting function; mentor more junior staff in their career growth and development
• Manage timely and accurate financial closings and financial statement preparation in accordance with U.S. GAAP, including the preparation of related reports.
• Review and approve journal entries and other data prepared by lead senior accountant, senior accountant, and others
• Direct monthly revenue recognition process  and collaborate cross functionally with Market Access and Commercial Operations accordingly
• Prepare and/or review GTN analysis and short-term forecasting
• Manage inventory schedules, including COGS calculation
• Oversee outsourced AR function and provide approvals/feedback when necessary
• Coordinate with internal departments regarding cost estimates for certain R&D and G&A accruals.
• Provide key support in the preparation for annual audits and quarterly financial reviews by external auditors and internal auditors, and manage the related fieldwork.
• Provide key support in the preparation for internal controls compliance testing, and manage the related fieldwork.
• Provide key support and oversight in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports.
• Oversee employee expense reimbursements via the Concur system.
• Lead the annual 401K plan audit by external auditors.
• Partner with IT to provide system administrative support for NetSuite.
• Coordinate with FP&A and assist in the preparation of annual budgets and quarterly forecasts, as needed
• Review feedback from FP&A on monthly budget vs actuals; determine if any reclass entries are necessary
• Lead the preparation of annual federal and state tax returns, including review of returns
• Lead the 401K plan administration by the Finance department.
• Manage software implementations from the finance dept perspective, with IT overseeing projects
• Assist Human Resources in payroll processing management, including being the ultimate payroll approver.

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required
• CPA desirable but not required
• 7+ years of accounting experience in roles of increasing responsibility, including direct management of others.  Experience in the life sciences industry preferred
• Experience in supporting internal/external audits and quarterly reviews, and internal controls testing required
• NetSuite experience preferred.  Experience participating in systems/application implementations and migrations for the Accounting Department is a plus
• Demonstrated advanced level proficiency in Excel.  This includes, but it not limited to Pivot Tables/Charts, VLOOKUP, IF Functions, etc. and other MS Office applications – Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
• Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines
• Must be detail oriented and ensure the accuracy and completeness in all work product deliverables.
• Ability to manage multiple initiatives in a fast-paced environment 
• Possess a “can do” attitude and willingness to roll-up sleeves
• Strong communication skills with an internal and external customer focus
• Continuous mindset for process and efficiency improvements
• Willingness and ability to work extended hours, which may include evenings, weekends and holidays, based on business demands

About AVEO
AVEO is a commercial-stage, oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company committed to delivering medicines that provide a better life for patients with cancer. AVEO currently markets FOTIVDA® (tivozanib) in the U.S. for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory renal cell carcinoma (RCC) following two or more prior systemic therapies. AVEO continues to develop FOTIVDA in immuno-oncology combinations in RCC and other indications, and has several other investigational programs in clinical development. AVEO is committed to creating an environment of diversity, equity and inclusion to diversify representation within the Company.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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