Position Description

Assistant Controller
Location Los Angeles
Department Finance
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Puma Biotechnology Inc. does not accept unsolicited resumes or candidates from outside staffing agencies or recruiters. 

Managing/maintaining the general ledger for financial reporting purposes, oversight of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX 404) to maintain sound internal controls over financial reporting, and assist with the external reporting (SEC) requirements.

Major Duties/Responsibilities

  • Supervise the daily activities of the accounting team and provide in-depth mentoring / development for direct reports.
  • Supervise the period-end close process by preparing / reviewing journal entries and account reconciliations / analysis.
  • Assist with the preparation of the monthly, quarterly and annual consolidation and financial statements with relevant management discussion and analysis.
  • Assist in the period-end close process by preparing/reviewing journal entries (including accruals), reconciling accounts and performing account analysis.
  • Responsible for all aspects of cost accounting, including standard costs, purchase price variances and reconciliations. Work closely with the supply chain and manufacturing teams on inventory movements, licensee partner shipments and invoicing.
  • Assist with SEC reporting, including preparations of forms 10-Q, 10-K, 8-K and, proxy statement and related disclosures and MD&A. Assist with XBRL compliance.
  • Responsible for the day to day Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) documentation and testing, including. updating narratives, perform / review control documentation and serve as the primary contact with the internal auditors.
  • Assist with local, state, federal and international tax reporting requirements, compliance and filings.
  • Assist with the annual tax provision and quarterly updates.
  • Serve as the primary contact with the financial auditors for Assist with the annual audit and quarterly reviews. Coordinate PBC requests, includingorganize and prepare supporting preparing schedules and respond to auditor inquiries. as requested by internal and external auditors, coordinating PBC requests and responding to auditor inquiries.
  • Assist with accounting for stock-based compensation (SFAS 123R), leases, debt and fixed assets.
  • Assist with supervision of Revenue, Accounts Payable (including accruals), Accounts Receivable and fixed assets.
  • Assist with various technical accounting matters
  • Additional projects as needed

Skills & Abilities

  • Strong technical accounting and research skills.Ability to research and conclude on complex accounting issues, including revenue recognition, stock-based compensation, contingencies and debt financing.
  • Strong attention to detail is required.
  • Must be able to work independently and a team player.
  • Proven experience working in a team under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Advanced Excel skills required
  • Knowledge of Oracle or another accounting system is a plus.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Education & Professional Experience

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’sBachelor’s degree required (MBA a plus)., in Accounting/Finance (MBA a plus)
  • CPA license requiredstrongly preferred or equivalent experience is required.
  • Big Four experience desired.
  • Minimum of 5-8 years of accounting related experience required with a combination of experience at a publicly traded company or accounting audit firmand.
  • Big Four experience desired.


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected. Travel may be required (up to 10%).

Equal Opportunity Employer

Puma Biotechnology Inc is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law




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