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Corporate Controller

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Amicus Therapeutics
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Amicus Therapeutics
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Company Profile: 

Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:FOLD) is a global biotechnology company at the forefront of advanced therapies to treat a range of devastating rare and orphan diseases. We have a robust development pipeline of treatments for a range of human genetic diseases.

Our lead product candidate, migalastat, is a personalized medicine in late-stage development to treat individuals with Fabry disease on the basis of their genetic diagnosis. SD-101, a product candidate in late-stage development, is a potential first-to-market therapy for the rare genetic connective tissue disorder Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). We are leveraging our biologics and Chaperone-Advanced Replacement Therapy (CHART™) platform technologies to develop novel enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) products for Fabry disease, Pompe disease, and other Lysosomal Storage Disorders (LSDs). Our lead biologics program is ATB200/AT2221, a uniquely engineered Pompe disease ERT that will be administered in combination with a pharmacological chaperone.

Job Description:

Position Summary

The Corporate Controller is responsible for all global accounting matters, including the global closing and consolidation, SEC financial reporting, technical accounting and accounting policy for the organization. This responsibility includes the ongoing development of reporting and control policies and processes, review of key transactions and contracts and development of finance staff.

The individual must have a broad understanding of technical accounting matters under U.S. GAAP, along with the ability to communicate effectively at multiple levels of the organization and on a global basis. The individual will need to be a self-starter in a very dynamic environment with the ability to change current processes to support a more efficient operation.

Roles and Responsibilities

External Financial Reporting including Global Consolidations:
Oversee and direct preparation of global consolidated financial statements.
Lead SEC reporting process, including SEC documents and support for review by internal and external parties such as CFO, Legal Counsel (internal and external), Audit Committee, and external auditors.
Support quarter and year-end reporting related to earnings release, including generation of key reports and ownership of financial aspects of release.
Evaluate current systems and processes and identify and implement new systems and process to facilitate timely and accurate closing of monthly financial statements.

Technical Accounting:
Lead review and implementation of critical accounting policies (for example, revenue recognition for commercial launch and accounting for acquisitions) to ensure that the Company prepares for and maintains compliance with US GAAP.
Lead company’s technical accounting process to ensure that key positions under U.S. GAAP are documented, tracked and reported appropriately. Provide regular reporting to senior management team and Audit Committee.
Lead finance review of key acquisition, licensing, revenue and other contracts to ensure appropriate financial and business terms.

Finance Operations:
Responsible for accounts payable, contract administration and procurement functions.
Oversee global equity compensation plan and other deferred compensation programs.
Oversee US payroll processing, including multistate reporting.
Maintain T&E policy, travel program and expense reporting processes/systems.

Internal Controls and SOX:
Ensure global finance team operates with effective internal controls globally.
Collaborate with outsourced internal audit vendor to lead internal financial reviews for compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley guidelines on a global basis, including regular interaction with functional business leads in the U.S. and international affiliates.

Corporate Tax:
Oversee the in house tax function as it relates to general corporate tax provision and US federal and state tax return filings.
Support the transfer pricing process and reporting with international affiliates.

Other Projects:
Assist senior financial management with special projects, such as implementation of finance systems, internal control reviews, etc.
Support corporate financing events including due diligence with bankers and attorneys.


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and CPA (required), Masters in Accounting or MBA (a plus).
10+ years of accounting and financial management experience, Big 4 public and multi-national experience required.
Life science experience, ideally from a revenue‐stage company with internal manufacturing and supply chain capabilities.
SEC reporting experience and experience negotiating complex accounting issues with external auditors.
Track record of effectively partnering with others, driving financial results, and successfully rolling out new processes and standards, as well as experience with systems upgrades and implementations.
Proven experience identifying, recruiting, developing and retaining exceptionally strong talent (evaluated by size of teams led; scaling teams and how that was accomplished; team members who have been promoted/succeeded through this executives' development), forming cohesive teams, and leading them through progressive organizational change

Experience and Skills
Strategic thinker who brings a point of view and broad business perspective to the team, with the capability and knowledge to move seamlessly between detail and strategy
Results‐oriented, self‐starter who sees the big picture and drives operational execution by proactively identifying and resolving issues using sound business and technical judgement
Outstanding written and verbal communicator with the ability to effectively present to and engage with a wide range of internal and external audiences, including with cross-functional management (manufacturing, sales, R&D, etc.), senior finance management and Audit Committee of the Board.
Energetic, hands‐on, resilient leader who can partner with all levels and functions of the company and takes a consultative and collaborative approach
Passion to scale and grow a complex business – energized by being a company builder, not a steady state manager

Up to 25% International travel

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Position Type: 
Full time job