Corporate Controller

Berkeley, CA /
G&A – Finance /
Full Time
Demetrix seeks an experienced and knowledgeable Controller who thrives in a fast-paced startup to lead the accounting operations and play a strategic role in the company’s growth. The Controller will have day-to-day responsibility for the planning, implementation, and management of all financial and accounting-related activities of the company. This will include direct responsibility for accounting, financial reporting, financial systems, internal controls, taxes, audits, payroll, and compliance. The Controller will be accountable for the completeness and accuracy of all accounting-related functions including financial statements and reported financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. 

Your Impact:

    • Ensures that effective internal controls are in place including compliance with GAAP, applicable federal, state, and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting 
    • Provide leadership in the development and improvement of internal controls, accounting policies, and infrastructure to support business scale and growth
    • Provide executive management with advice on the financial implications of business activities 
    • Responsible for the company’s monthly, quarterly, and year-end close process
    • Advise on the impact of long-range planning, the introduction of new programs/strategies, and financial regulatory action
    • Maintains and enforces a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
    • Assists with processes for financial forecasting and budgeting
    • Lead process and strategy for securing third-party accounting firm to conduct auditing
    • Plan and manage annual financial statement audits with external auditors
    • Oversee payroll processing and related tax filings
    • Partner with HR in 401k administration and compliance testing
    • Establish strong relationships cross-functionally and be the accounting expert for the company
    • Directs and oversees all aspects of the accounting functions of the company, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department’s goals and objectives

Your Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field
    • 10 years of progressively responsible experience in a similar role
    • Proficient in enterprise resource planning systems (Acumatica, NetSuite, SAP, or other)
    • Strong technical accounting and financial knowledge, including US GAAP reporting requirements
    • Ability to work in and/or travel to our Berkeley, CA and Raleigh, NC locations as needed
    • CPA or CMA designation and public accounting experience
    • Experience in life sciences and biotechnology sectors
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Creative and flexible with a demonstrated ability to manage changing priorities and deadlines
    • Strong leadership and management skills with the ability to drive accountability across the company
We’ve got you covered:

Our employees are the most important part of what makes our company what it is and we want to provide our team with the best benefits we can. Demetrix offers a variety of benefits to help support our employees and their families outside of work, including:

Health Benefits
Flexible Vacation
Food on Campus
EAP Resources
Calm App Membership
Walking Distance to Berkeley Bowl
Gym Membership
Commuter Benefit
Education Allowance Benefit
Voluntary Benefits including Pet Insurance

Some other points:

We welcome applicants of any and all backgrounds with demonstrated abilities in the skills needed to meet our mission. We are always on the lookout for new talent who embrace change and are willing to push the boundaries of what’s possible in life.
Demetrix is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Employment with Demetrix is at will. This means your employment is for an indefinite period of time and it is subject to termination by you or Demetrix, with or without cause, with or without notice, and at any time.
The job posting highlights the most critical responsibilities and requirements of the job. It’s not all-inclusive.

Some more about Demetrix:

Nature is a rich source of ingredients. Inconsistent quality and supply, along with inaccessibility of rare substances, mean it’s not always an ideal source to meet the world’s needs.  

Demetrix helps customers across the globe produce more for less.

Biotechnology can help by enabling access to more rare and powerful products. With less environmental impact and less cost than traditional methods. Which can lead to more happy, healthy lives.

Demetrix gives you:
Expensive and hard-to-find ingredients at your fingertips, sustainably and affordably  
High ingredient purity without residual chemicals or pesticides
Affordable access that is quickly scalable as your business grows
Product consistency and a reliable, global supply
A sustainable solution with a small environmental footprint

Currently, we’re building a product pipeline of cannabinoids, the active compounds in the cannabis plant. Humans have been relying on cannabinoids for health and medicinal purposes for centuries.
Although there are more than 113 unique cannabinoids, very few have been studied. That’s because they are present in such low quantities in the plant. We can produce even the rarest cannabinoids at high purity and volumes. What this will do is enable research for health benefits and, ultimately, provide affordable access to the compounds.

Please note: Demetrix does not accept unsolicited resumes from staffing vendors, including recruitment agencies and/or search firms. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Demetrix employees, or any other company location. Any submittals without a prior signed agreement will become property of Demetrix.