Building the infrastructure that shapes our future

We design and maintain collaborative work environments for the humans of ArsenalBio.

Balancing cutting-edge standards for productivity and innovation with mindful attention to workplace wellness, we are building a world-class support organization that scales effectively, is reliable and consistent, and provides unparalleled support to our team.

Senior Director, Corporate Controller

ArsenalBio’s mission is to develop efficacious and safe cellular therapies for patients with chronic diseases, initially cancer.  Our products are being designed to herald the transition of adoptive cell therapy from a hospital based treatment to outpatient therapy, like most other cancer treatments.  Our people are our greatest asset, they bring scientific talents in molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology, protein chemistry, computational biology, automation, genome engineering, software and other fields to make the future happen now.

We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Director, Corporate Controller to be responsible for FP&A, accounting and payroll. This individual will establish policies and procedures that will lead to efficient and accurate outcomes. She/he will have in-depth experience with the annual preparation of a budget, cash management, monthly close, and supervising payroll, accounts payable.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an early stage biotech company focused on developing curative and safe cellular therapies for patients with life threatening diseases, initially cancer.  This leader will also have the opportunity to build a first class accounting and finance team from the ground up. We are looking for an individual with a strong work ethic and track record of building strong relationships across the organization, and willing to lead strategically while rolling up their sleeves to get the work done.

What You Will Do

  • Oversee and manage the annual budget
  • Responsible for accounting and financial reporting
  • Ensure robust accounting records, and implement appropriate accounting policies and procedures
  • Oversee and manage external vendor Engine Room responsible for processing payroll, handling accounts payable and other accounting support
  • Generate monthly reporting package: general ledger; proper cutoff; journal entries; account reconciliations 
  • Support and oversee implementation of the company’s finance IT systems (ERP, purchase order, bill payment and other ancillary systems) 
  • Monitor cash and investments, including compliance with the Company’s cash management policy and treasury internal controls
  • Manage tax returns and tax provision with external tax advisor; R&D tax credit; other annual tasks include 1099's, property tax filings, sales and use tax, CA SOS filing, state annual filings, US Census reports, etc.
  • Treasury/cash management - monitor bank funds to ensure accounts have adequate cash to support needs; approve wire transfers; reconcile bank accounts, provide cash activity summary to management; all journal entries surrounding cash/investments
  • Manage stock administration vendor and annual stock compensation calculation
  • Implement a process to record transactions by department and compare costs incurred to budget 
  • Review monthly accounting close process, including analytical review of the monthly operating results to ensure accurate accounting records are maintained
  • Preparation of monthly financial statements 
  • Accurate and timely production of all financial information
  • Proper analytical review of the asset operations from a balance sheet and cash flow perspective as well as an overall business perspective
  • Hire and build an in house accounting team.
  • What You Will Bring

  • Bachelors and/or Masters Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting. 
  • C.P.A. is preferred
  • 15+ years experience in general accounting, financial statement preparation and stock compensation accounting.  
  • Prior experience as Controller in private and public company, preferably in biotech/pharma industry.
  • Relevant financial leadership experience, including the building and leading of teams in a fast paced, start up environment. 
  • Experience filing a S-1
  • “Big Four” or national accounting firm audit experience is preferred, but not required
  • Strong experience in both the private and public accounting sectors is preferred, but not required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Credibility, ethical, full disclosure and clean financial history
  • Confidential, understands the ethical standards of a CPA
  • Excellent GAAP and financial reporting technical skills
  • Exceptional work ethic
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status

    To all recruitment agencies: ArsenalBio does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, or Arsenalbio employees. ArsenalBio is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.



    ArsenalBio was formed by its investors and scientific founders to discover, develop and commercialize curative and safe cellular therapies for patients with life threatening diseases, initially cancer.

    We believe the most productive and secure route to achieving this goal is to build scaled platforms of technologies challenged with scientific questions to yield informative data from hypothesis driven, well controlled experiments. These data will inform the design of ambitious, best-in-class, lead compositions. Our leads will be rigorously evaluated and honed until we are convinced our matured leads, called development candidates, can be prepared for testing in needy, and vulnerable patients.

    Our products will be designed to speed the transition of cell therapy from hospital-based to outpatient treatments, increasing access to more patients at lower cost to patients, health systems, and insurers.

    To achieve this mission, we are building diverse teams of talented, curious, and caring individuals who believe in our mission and our vision to be sustainable in our business plan, our work habits, and our personal lives.

    Our values create: a foundation for mutual respect, an engaging harmony from many voices, and unselfish behavior to aid our colleagues.

    This is ArsenalBio.
    This is our Company.

    Ken Drazan, MD
    Founding CEO


    Best in Class Health & Wellness Plans

    Flexible Office Hours

    Paid Parental Leave

    Healthy Kitchen Snacks

    Daily Catered Lunches

    Free Onsite Fitness Center

    Unlimited Vacation Days

    Generous compensation and equity packages

    Commuter Benefits

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