Assistant Controller

Flagship Pioneering

Flagship Pioneering

501-1,000 employees

Originates biotech ventures for health and sustainability

Venture Capital


Cambridge, MA, USA

Required Skills
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • 8+ years of financial and accounting experience
  • BS/BA in accounting or finance; MBA and/or CPA required
  • GAAP and IFRS expertise experience required
  • Audit experience
  • Operational accounting experience
  • Experience with NetSuite a plus
  • Strong business acumen
  • Excellent project management / leadership skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing conditions and different cultures
  • Exceptional attitude, attention to detail
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross functional team members and with external partners
  • Demonstrated ability to research, interpret, and implement IFRS and GAAP technical accounting
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to distill complexity and to communicate decisively with sound judgment
  • Manage our third-party international vendor across our Portfolio entities
  • Partner with the Legal, HR, and Management teams to understand critical elements and the impact of doing business internationally
  • Ensure compliance with international accounting policies, procedures, and controls for international legal entities
  • Manage the monthly close process for the international offices
  • Assist in the consolidation of international subsidiaries
  • Manage local audit and tax requirements
  • Manage organizational cash flow, budgeting, forecasting, and reporting for international entities
  • Collaborate with the greater accounting team with: operational efficiency, technical accounting, and non-routine transactions
  • Research, establish, and enforce proper accounting treatment for new and complex business transactions such as mergers & acquisitions and collaboration agreements
  • Assist with specific projects and initiatives unique to a fast-growing biotechnology start-up
  • Provide Ad-Hoc Reporting and Analysis

Flagship Pioneering stands out as a leader in the biotechnology industry, having originated and nurtured over 100 scientific ventures, including high-profile companies like Moderna and Indigo Agriculture. The company's culture is rooted in developing transformative products for human health and sustainability, as evidenced by their creation of platform companies like Generate Biomedicines and Tessera Therapeutics. Their competitive edge lies in their ability to explore new frontiers in genetics, as demonstrated by their recent unveiling of Quotient Therapeutics, a venture aimed at creating transformative medicines.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Cambridge, Massachusetts



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth