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Controller (Public Company)

Danforth Advisors – Austin, TX

Controller Consultant


Danforth Controller Consultants are deployed as part-time controllers for early stage life science companies, including venture backed, near public, and publicly traded entities. Typically, consultants balance the demands of 2 to 3 clients at a time, depending on their desired work load. The job affords a high degree of flexibility with respect to the hours worked and the ability to work virtually at least part of the time. This is an excellent opportunity to work with high growth, dynamic players in the biotech, medical device and health IT sectors. Controllers often are responsible for establishing systems and reporting infrastructure from scratch and working as an integrated member of the clients management team. Danforth consultants are able to access the resources of the entire Danforth organization and likely work with a team of other Danforth professionals on engagements.

Potential Responsibilities:

Responsibilities for this role include but may not be limited to:

  • Maintain accounting system, revenue recognition and general ledger
  • Prepare month-end, quarter-end and year-end financial reports for management and investors
  • Lead SEC reporting process
  • Oversees external reporting process including quarterly report on form 10-Q and annual report on form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Assists in other filings that may arise
  • Research certain technical accounting matters, and prepare recommendations with respect to accounting treatment and the related journal entries
  • Draft financial statements and related disclosures
  • Assist with preparing for and managing financial statement audits
  • Assist with preparing a company for a financing or transformative transaction
  • IPO preparedness
  • Acquisition assistance/management
  • Corporate wind-downs
  • Work with a companys management team to prepare operating plans and budgets
  • Establish and perform procedures for managing payables and cash disbursements
  • Reconcile cash accounts, track cash usage and prepare cash flow projections
  • Establish/maintain internal controls
  • Manage insurance and banking
  • Establish and manage payroll and employee benefits


  • Bachelors Degree in accounting, CPA or MBA a plus
  • 10+ years accounting and finance experience (Big 4/CPA Firm experience a plus)
  • Prior public accounting experience including SEC reporting experience, 10Q and 10K filing experience, etc.
  • Computer Skills: QuickBooks and Excel a must; Intacct, NetSuite, Great Plains, Equity Edge a plus
  • Experience in Life Sciences industry
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an early stage start-up environment
  • Creative problem-solving skills including the ability to identify, recommend and implement solutions
  • Strong interpersonal and client relationship skills
  • Experience working as a consultant, or a sincere interest and commitment to consulting

About Danforth

Danforth specializes in accounting, finance support and strategy for life science and healthcare companies. Our services range from execution of day-to-day finance and accounting functions to strategic CFO advisory, capital raising, financial and operational planning and analysis, and transactional support and execution for public offerings, mergers and acquisitions. Clients at all phases of the corporate lifecycle can take advantage of these services on a part-time, interim or project basis, scaling as needed. Danforth was founded in 2011 and has served over 300 life science and digital health companies with our unique, modular approach. Additional information is available at

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract


  • Life Science Industry: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • Remote/Work from home
  • One location

Hours per week:

  • 20-29

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