Assistant Controller

Morristown, New Jersey • $110,000 - $130,000

About the Company:

Our client, a large pharmaceutical company is looking for an Assistant Controller due to growth.


Responsible for supporting the manufacturing and development site financial matters including general accounting and reporting, management reporting, financial audits, internal financial controls, inventory standards, cash management (AP, AR, and Inventory), payroll, budgeting, forecasting & planning, and site-specific financial decision making support.

  • Manage month-end financial accounting close and maintain control and accuracy of the general ledger according to applicable GAAP guidelines
  • Coordinate and manage external audits, ensure that adequate financial control procedures are in place and operating effectively
  • Lead and manage the activities of the site’s finance department to ensure solid financial support to other site department heads
  • Provide information and support any related internal or external tax and government filings efforts
  • Provide site financial management analyzing the monthly financial statements of both the commercial manufacturing and development divisions, providing clear and relevant analysis and performance-based reporting
  • Develop management reporting deck to help drive and achieve EBITDA targets
  • Provide accurate cash forecasting and tight cash management, managing vendor payments, driving DSO target, and working closely with site Supply Chain to manage inventory turns
  • Actively support the budget process (annual and 5-year plans). Work closely with the Controller and Management to develop detailed budgets, forecasts, and capital plans
  • Utilize knowledge of product costing and standards to simulate new business proposals
  • Implement efficient and effective management reporting utilizing the sites new SAP ERP
  • Participate in acquisition due diligence and integration activities



  • CPA desired
  • Degree in Accounting or equivalent with a solid understanding of US GAAP
  • Ability to partner with management to drive financial performance
  • Excellent planning, forecasting, and analytical capabilities
  • Solid communication skills and organized
  • Knowledge of Business Processes Desirable (Procure to Pay, Record to Report, Quote to Cash)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, SAP
  • Must be able to remain sedentary for extended periods
  • Must be able to move about the facility
  • Experience working in a pharmaceutical environment desired
  • Three to Eight years working experience in Accounting/Finance Department, preferably in a Manufacturing Environment
  • Supervisory experience in general accounting, A/P, A/R, payroll, etc desired
  • Cross Functional knowledge desired (Procurement, Supply Chain, HR, Tax, Operations)






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