Invitae makes it easy to access your genetic information, so you can take control of your health.
San Francisco, CA

Assistant Controller at Invitae

| San Francisco, CA
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Invitae Corporation, a medical genetics company located in San Francisco, is seeking an Assistant Controller, who will be responsible for overseeing certain aspects of the corporate accounting function, external audit, M&A transaction support and financial integration. Over time, it is expected that this person will also take on additional roles and responsibilities within the corporate accounting function. This person will also be a key member of the newly implemented Oracle Cloud expansion/improvement program in addition to providing oversight of SOX-related activities for respective areas, which includes partnering with third-party support services. This role requires critical thinking skills, effective organizational and execution skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a strong ability to build effective relationships across the company. This individual interacts with all levels of management and third parties across financial and operational projects and initiatives. The ideal candidate is a licensed CPA with significant biotechnology or pharmaceutical experience. This position will be based in our San Francisco headquarters and report to the Corporate Controller.


  • Lead, develop and mentor a rapidly evolving accounting team, including individuals responsible for GL accounting, treasury, accounts payable, cost accounting, payroll administration, equity administration and others
  • Oversee transaction accounting, payroll processing, the close process, and other financial controls; assure accuracy, timeliness, and conformity with professional accounting standards and best practices in accordance with GAAP requirements
  • Maintain and develop internal control structure, including development and revision of accounting policies and procedures
  • Partner with Corp Dev by providing support during the M&A lifecycle by performing due diligence and opening balance sheet procedures, gaining an understanding and standardizing the key policies, and integration of the finance and accounting functions
  • Liaison and relationship manager with accounting firms and independent auditors for the respective areas
  • Manage SOX compliance for areas of responsibility by establishing, overseeing, and maintaining financial controls and operational processes that balance controls and risk management with flexibility inherent to staying nimble and fostering our entrepreneurial culture
  • Drive process improvement activities to accelerate and enhance the company close cycle and transactional processes
  • ERP System – Participate in expansion/improvement program of the recently implemented Oracle Cloud ERP system
  • Special projects and assignments as needed


  • Bachelor's degree with major coursework in business administration, finance, or accounting
  • Minimum 10 years of Finance/Accounting experience including a combination of public accounting, preferably Big 4, as well as industry accounting experience
  • Recent experience working at an SEC SOX compliant registrant required
  • Minimum 4 years experience leading managers and providing mentoring, coaching, and development to create high-performing teams
  • Extensive experience in the general ledger, monthly close process and financial reporting, and in-depth knowledge of US GAAP and SOX compliance
  • Strong technical accounting experience, including writing accounting memos and negotiating complex accounting issues with external auditors
  • Strong understanding of cost accounting preferably in pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
  • Ability to proactively identify accounting issues and initiative to solve challenges
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Oracle Cloud or other large or mid-size ERP experience preferred
  • Technically savvy with systems and ability to improve processes and utilize technology to enhance productivity, reduce errors, and mitigate risks
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, proactively manage tasks and workloads while being flexible, able to adapt with short notice
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively across a diverse range of departments and levels, including executive management.
  • Ability to maintain positive, professional relationships with personnel at all levels of the organization

At Invitae, we value diversity and provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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What are Invitae Perks + Benefits

Invitae Benefits Overview

At Invitae, our employees are the key to our continued success. Our culture is one of our most important strengths. A set of commitments we make to each other and to our customers to build a world-class organization in service of our mission. That is why Invitae proudly offers comprehensive perks and benefits program with choice and flexibility in mind.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program

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