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Assistant Controller

Redwood City, CA 94063

Posted: 12/13/2022 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Financial Job Number: 361995

Job Description

Assistant Controller 



Our client is a commercial-stage medical device company that provides minimally invasive treatment for patients with severe emphysema, a form of COPD. Our solution is designed to treat severe emphysema patients who, despite medical management, are still profoundly symptomatic and either do not want or are ineligible for surgical approaches. 



The Assistant Controller is responsible for overseeing and executing the company's SEC Reporting, Technical Accounting, and Compliance Program. The role requires collaboration with accounting, legal, HR, IT and various departments. 




SEC Reporting & Technical accounting

·      All aspects, including preparation, accurate reporting, and filing of SEC reports for a publicly traded company, including Forms 10K, 10Q, 8K. Ensure filings are complete and filed timely.

·      Ensure compliance with SEC regulations and GAAP accounting, including XBRL reporting.

·      Lead a formal quarterly reporting schedule, including Disclosure Committee review and preparation of Audit Committee materials.

·      Remain current on new pronouncements and technical accounting issues. Analyze, research, and conclude on new and proposed accounting, reporting and disclosure standards issued by the SEC and FASB and prepare memorandums summarizing the impact on the Company and corporate accounting policy. Incorporate/modify disclosures arising from new pronouncements  

·      Liaison with finance and accounting department, internal legal counsel and external independent auditors 



·      Responsible for the ongoing development and improvement of the SOX compliance program 

·      Work closely with business teams and external SOX consultants on scoping, planning and execution of SOX work

·      Assist stakeholders in the update of control documentation for all key business processes and IT environment, including process walkthroughs and risk matrix

·      Work with international subsidiaries to ensure consistent application of policies and procedures and compliance with SOX requirements

·      Perform process re-engineering by challenging the status quo of current processes and recommending improvements

·      Provide guidance and training to company personnel on internal policies and procedures

·      Evaluate control deficiencies and report results on a continuous basis

·      Ensure remediation plans are adequate and implemented for all identified SOX deficiencies

·      Work on ad-hoc reports, projects, and analysis as needed 




·      Must have an Accounting or Finance degree and at least 7 years’ experience

·      Experience with Big 4 accounting firm is preferred

·      Deep understanding of GAAP, SEC regulations, COSO, Sarbanes Oxley Act, and PCAOB auditing standards

·      Strong understanding of financial risks of fraud and error and their overall impact to financial control environments

·      Working knowledge of IT general control concepts and IT control frameworks and standards is preferred

·      Strong project management and problem-solving skills

·      Excellent communication, collaboration and presentation skills

·      Experience with QAD a plus 


Determining compensation for this role (and others) at Vaco depends upon a wide array of factors including but not limited to the individual’s skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, office location and other geographic considerations, as well as other business and organizational needs. With that said, as required by local law, Vaco believes that the following salary range reasonably estimates the base compensation for an individual hired into this position in geographies that require salary range disclosure: $160,000-$210,000. The individual may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses. 




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