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.

  • Assist with the preparation of the monthly, quarterly and annual 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. Assist with XBRL compliance.

  • Responsible for the day to day Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) documentation and testing.

  • Assist with local, state, federal and international tax reporting requirements, compliance and filings.

  • Assist with the annual audit and quarterly reviews, including preparing schedules 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.

  • 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’s degree, in Accounting/Finance (MBA a plus)
  • CPA license strongly preferred or equivalent experience is required. Big Four experience desired.
  • Minimum of 8-10 yearsofaccountingrelatedexperiencewithacombinationofpublicaccountingand.


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This position regularly requires long hours.


Work Environment


This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this position.


The physical demands of the office are normally associated with extended amounts of time sitting and using office equipment, including a computer, keyboard and mouse, which can cause muscle strain. While performing duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.



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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