Assistant Controller

San Jose, CA /
Legal/Accounting – Accounting /
Full Time
/ Hybrid
Reporting to the Controller, the Assistant Controller is a hands-on managerial role that will oversee all aspects of accounting, finance, tax and regulatory compliance. The key responsibilities will include meeting the financial reporting requirements, including SEC filings, general ledger close process, external audit, technical accounting and the implementation of new accounting pronouncements, accounting policies, and working closely with other the finance team members and consultants to manage compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) 404(b).


    • Oversees and perform monthly close process, including preparing and reviewing monthly reconciliations for balance sheet accounts and posting journal entries. Perform budget to actual analyses and dashboards for the executive team and board on a timely basis.
    • Lead the day-to-day management of accounting operations with a focus on efficient processes that support business needs including purchasing/AP, and reporting.
    • Together with the Controller, lead public-company reporting requirements, including management of the external audit and preparation of financial statements for SEC filings.
    • Assist in developing internal SOX control guidelines, policies and procedures; works with accounting team to ensure compliance.
    • Analyzing and implementing improvements to financial and operating performance, accounting policies and management reporting processes.
    • Takes lead role in completing annual internal and external audits.
    • Oversees the completion of all federal and state tax and regulatory filings.
    • Reviews and manages daily operating cash balances. Prepares cash forecasts as needed
    • Oversees accounts payable, expense reports, and payroll, including payroll tax related matter for stock-based compensation.
    • Leads and/or assists with special projects as needed.
    • Recommends new approaches, procedures, and processes to effect continual improvements.
    • Looks for ways to automate processes and leverage the Company’s ERP system. 

Education and/or Job Experience

    • 12+ progressive accounting experience, including 5+ years of managerial and hands-on general ledger accounting and audit experience
    • Excellent knowledge of GAAP accounting principles, practices, and applications, strongly preferred within a public company (GL/Close, AP, AR, Consolidations), revenue recognition, inventory accounting experience, clinical trials related accruals, lease accounting, debt and equity (debt issuances, stock-based compensation, and warrant accounting)
    • A proactive approach to scaling processes, optimizing system-based solutions, and anticipating need of growth-stage company
    • Experience preparing financial statements and completing regular and accurate monthly closes, including account reconciliations and general ledger maintenance
    • Experience overseeing accounts payable processing, expense reporting and payroll
    • Must be able to collaborate, effectively communicate, and build positive relationships with other teams within the finance team, as well as cross-functionally outside finance to effectively make recommendations, implement process improvements, etc.
    • Knowledge of relevant federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations
    • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
    • Strong track record of successfully motivating, developing, and helping people reach their full potential

Preferred Qualifications

    • Active CPA or Chartered Accountant certification
    • Experience using QAD accounting software or a similar accounting package and Paylocity payroll systems
    • SEC reporting, technical accounting experience, and deep subject matter expertise in SOX404(b) (highly desired).
    • Public company biotechnology experience
    • Experience in SEC reporting tools/platforms such as ActiveDisclosure


    • Systems and process expert—ability to assess processes and systems to identify opportunities for improvement, make innovative data informed recommendations for process improvements and drive forward implementation of new processes allowing for flexibility and iteration.
    • Innovator—ability to think “out of the box” and drive innovative and creative thinking and problem solving within the team.
    • Project manager—ability to manage multiple projects involving multiple stakeholders, establish and manage shifting priorities, anticipate roadblocks, including external and internal.
    • Analytical accounting professional—ability to apply GAAP concepts, establish appropriate standards based accounting policies, and create GAAP compliant financial statements. Ability to identify, research, and apply non profit regulatory compliance requirements.
    • Empathetic and effective team leader—ability to build and manage a high performing team; build trust, set goals, and provide clear and consistent feedback to foster staff growth. Ability to build authentic relationships to foster an engaged, connected and inclusive team culture where every member feels and is driven by the value they bring to the organization and the mission.
Salary Range: $170,000 - $200,000

Rani Therapeutics LLC is an equal opportunity employer. This means that Rani Therapeutics LLC is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, military status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Our organization's commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is key to making us a better team - one that makes better decisions, drives innovation, and delivers better business results. At Rani Therapeutics, we're committed to a workplace culture where everyone feels comfortable to bring their authentic selves. We pledge to foster inclusion in our organization by promoting psychological safety, embracing differences, and being accountable for our actions. We strive to make Rani a place where each individual feels seen and empowered to reach their highest potential.

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