Selecta Biosciences
  • Watertown, MA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time




Selecta Biosciences, Inc. is seeking a Corporate Controller who is an enthusiastic builder and strong leader with a solid technical accounting background. Reporting to the CFO, this position will have front-line general ledger management responsibilities with cross-department collaboration opportunities and visibility to management. 

The ideal candidate will possess proven leadership capabilities. The Controller leads a team of accounting professionals and is consistently involved with projects involving departments across the Company.

 Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Build and manage the accounting and reporting function consisting of the monthly closing and consolidation process, general ledger, and cash receipts/disbursements.
  • Streamline monthly close process (including international reporting and consolidations), ensuring roles and responsibilities of those involved are appropriate and make any changes necessary to improve the processes.
  • Lead the coordination and support of the independent auditors in their quarterly reviews and annual audits.
  • Implement and maintain ongoing compliance with accounting policies and procedures and Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) internal control documentation.
  • Review (and prepare when needed) journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations / reviews and internal control work, CRO, CMO and other accruals, venture debt interest payments accruals, and stock compensation entries.
  • Participate with both corporate risk management and treasury.
  • Assist with managing, maintaining and providing required reporting for grants and collaborations.
  • Assist with managing the implementation of new accounting standards such as ASC 606 and ASC 842.
  • Assist with SEC Reporting for all required filings.
  • Assist with developing and coordinating annual budgets and forecasts as needed.
  • Perform special projects from ad-hoc financial analysis to new system implementation and upgrades of current systems.

Education, Experience and Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Accounting or Finance required, CPA preferred.
  • At least 6 8+ years of experience required, with 1-4 years preferably in a public company, including roles equivalent to senior accountant, accounting manager, division or product controller.
  • Must be a leader, have experience in managing teams and be committed to recruiting, mentoring, training, and retaining a diverse team along with the foresight and ability to delegate accordingly.
  • Has exceptional judgment in prioritizing and making scheduling decisions.
  • Ability to work through ambiguity in a continually changing environment.
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Operational experience with accounting and ERP systems; NetSuite preferred.
  • Work experience in a public company strongly preferred.
  • Life Science and or start up industry experience a plus.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to Selecta's mission; a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own, in partnership with the CFO, the responsibility for accounting.

 About Selecta Biosciences, Inc.

Selecta Biosciences, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing biologic therapies for rare and serious diseases that avoid the immune responses that compromise efficacy and lead to life-threatening complications. Selecta is applying its proprietary Synthetic Vaccine Particles (SVP) to a range of therapeutic areas in which immunogenicity is a key challenge. Our lead program SEL-212 is in phase 2 clinical development for patients with severe forms of gout. Our two fast advancing gene therapy product candidates for inborn errors of metabolism (MMA and OTC) have the unique potential to enable repeat administration, allowing for dose adjustment in patients and maintenance of therapeutic activity over time.


Selecta Biosciences, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer of Minorities, Females, Disabled Individuals, and Veterans (M/F/D/V).

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