Assistant Controller Job at SOPHiA GENETICS in Boston, MA

Be part of our mission to disrupt healthcare and democratize the data driven medicine! SOPHiA is looking for an Assistant Controller to join our team in Boston, US. This role reports to the VP, Finance (Group Controller).

As the Assistant Controller on a global basis, you will lead and mentor a fantastic group of Accounting professionals in a fast pace high growth environment. This is a leadership position in the financial organization. You will own all day-to-day general accounting transactions ensuring IFRS, US GAAP and SOX 404B compliance (amongst other regional standards). Mentorship of direct reports and key contributors in the group to enhance their skills, performance output and careers to the next level is a key to success in this position. You will problem solve moderate to complex new accounting transactions and classes of transactions as we grow our business documenting and implementing process flows that are scalable and automatable.

Your Main Tasks Will Be:

  • Help build a team of accounting professionals with responsibilities for all day-to-day transactional accounting including the following: general ledger, accounts payable, stock / option admin accounting, and fixed assets
  • Manage the monthly and quarterly financial close activities and hold participants accountable by running a disciplined close process and coordinating activities and analysis with teams across the accounting and finance organization
  • Oversee and manage general ledger accounting activities to ensure timely and accurate reporting, including intercompany accounting, chart of accounts maintenance, journal entry and reconciliations, flux analysis and supporting schedules
  • Drive a continuous improvement approach to develop strategies to improve accounting operations efficiencies, effectiveness, and scalability, including the development and execution of policy, process, and system changes
  • Ensure the integrity of the company’s accounting system, including chart of accounts set-ups, financial report development and maintenance and interfaces between systems and general ledger
  • Actively participate in a cross-functional team environment in driving the Finance Systems roadmap, appropriately prioritizing initiatives and helping to ensure automated solutions are implemented timely and effectively
  • Effectively build, lead and manage a team, consisting of and leveraging world class tools, processes, and personnel, to deliver against the objectives of the department
  • Partner cross-functionally with Commercial, Strategy, BD, Tax, Legal, HR and FP&A to execute strategic initiatives
  • Complete special projects in an accurate and timely manner, as assigned


  • 10+ years combined audit/assurance experience from a Big 4 public accounting firm and from a public company (preferably with broad global exposure)
  • A strong technical accounting background preferred; CPA required
  • BS/BA in Accounting
  • Public company experience as a manager or above
  • SOX 404B leading compliance of cycles as a Manager and above
  • +5 years prior experience in Life Science and Biotech
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Dynamics and / or high degree of comfort with scaling an ERP system
  • Ability to problem solve moderate to complex accounting transactions with a proven track record
  • Experience in helping drive continuous improvement and SOX processes
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of IT general controls, application controls and how they relate to business processes
  • Strong executive presence in leading groups, managing up and weathering adversity
  • Strong ability to navigate through challenges, multiple tasks, take ownership, deliver on commitment
  • Strong project management skills and process flow orientation
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Solid communication and presentation skills with ability to articulate clearly to executives and key business leaders on a global basis
  • Self-starter, low-ego mentality, and a willingness to always go the extra mile
  • Periodic domestic and international travel will be required


  • Career opportunities in a fast-growing company with worldwide reputation
  • A flexible and friendly working environment with a collaborative atmosphere
  • An exciting company mission that brings together science and technology to directly impact the lives of patients with life threatening illness.
  • A fast-growing company with plenty of opportunity for personal growth and development

Start: ASAP (or as agreed)

Contract type: permanent full-time

Application process

If you think you fit this position, please send a CV and a cover letter. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

After an initial screening process, candidates will be invited for remote interviews. Selected candidates will then be invited for personal interviews.


About the Company


Company Location:  Boston, MA

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