Global Accounting & Finance

Position Summary

For our fast-growing team in the EU/US, we are looking for an experienced hands-on, Director, Global Accounting & Finance (location U.S. or France) with a strong technical background in IFRS and GAAP. The Director, Global Accounting & Finance will report to the Vice President, Corporate Controller and will play a critical role in driving/managing the monthly and quarterly close process to ensure a high quality, accurate and efficient monthly/quarterly close in compliance with IFRS, including clinical and CMC accruals. This role will also help generate and lead process improvements and optimization to support future growth.


  • Oversee and manage the third-party accounting consultant(s) and review of deliverables including monthly/quarterly closing process, review of all journal entries and monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Oversee and manage the third-party accounting consultant(s) accounts payable processing
  • Prepare and or review monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements, including cash flow statement prepared by third-party consultant(s)
  • Ensure that the close process is streamlined, and all deadlines are met, and the roles and responsibilities of those involved are appropriate. Recommend and implement any changes necessary to improve the close process.
  • Demonstrated mastery of creating/calculating and managing clinical trial, CMC, and R&D accruals/prepaids (CRO fees, investigator fees, lab fees and other vendor costs)
  • Solid general understanding of cutoffs and accruals
  • Ability to work closely with other departments to ensure completeness and accuracy of all accrued expenses
  • Review payrolls for all subsidiaries
  • Maintain and ensure ongoing compliance with accounting policies and procedures
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements, including cash flow statement
  • Support the external reporting process, coordinating with the external reporting team to ensure that key inputs are provided timely
  • Lead the coordination and support the independent auditors in their statutory and potential quarterly reviews and annual audits including preparation of PBC’s (prepared by client schedules)
  • Coordinate and manage the resolution of significant matters resulting from audits
  • Lead SOX 404 General Accounting compliance including:
    • Internal control documentation (maintenance of narratives, control matrices/flowcharts)
    • When needed: walkthroughs and testing process in conjunction with a third-party consulting firm
    • When needed: SOX 404 audits, including preparation of PBC’s
  • Assist the Vice President, Corporate Controller with treasury related tasks


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field
  • CPA and CIFA (Certified International Financial Accountant) or CGMA (Certified Global Management Accountant)
  • 10+ years of related accounting experience
  • Technical excellence in IFRS and US GAAP
  • Recognized professional accounting qualifications such as ACA, ACCA, CIMA
  • Industry experience
  • Significant experience with clinical trial accruals
  • Proficient with ERP systems, preferably NetSuite
  • Experience working in an international environment
  • Possess excellent analytical, communication, decision making, human relations and organizational skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and other normal office software


If you are interested in this position please email our HR department with your resume and cover letter at: