Assistant Controller

Location: San Mateo, CA


This role is an exciting opportunity to join Kronos’ growing accounting team and will lead our SEC reporting and technical accounting efforts, as well as support the growing accounting & financial reporting functions. The ideal candidate will leverage their experience in the biotech industry and public accounting to coordinate across the finance team and the organization to deliver accurate and timely financial information and compliant SEC filings, while striving to continuously improve our processes to support our growing organization.


  • Prepare the Company’s SEC reporting on Forms 10-Q, 10-K, 8-K, Proxy and other ad hoc filings, including preparation of financial statements, footnotes, auditable support and related XBRL requirements
  • Lead research and preparation of technical accounting treatment position papers. Analyze and document non-recurring transactions by proactively identifying accounting implications, applying appropriate accounting rules and exercising judgement in subjective areas
  • Monitor new accounting pronouncements and accounting policy developments and lead implementation efforts, including required disclosures and education of senior management
  • Lead SOX 404 implementation efforts with our consultants, including design & implementation, organizational training, and ongoing compliance
  • Oversee the month-end close process and perform reconciliations for assigned areas
  • Drive continuous improvements in our accounting close and reporting processes and the related internal controls
  • Liaise with external auditors, including preparation of PBC items
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining accounting policies, best practices and procedures
  • Perform special projects and ad-hoc financial reporting as required


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field
  • 8+ years of combined public accounting and industry experience in a public company; Biotech or Life Sciences experience required
  • Direct experience and proficiency with SEC reporting and XBRL
  • Strong technical accounting background and understanding of U.S. GAAP
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Highly detail oriented, organized, self-motivated and committed to a high level of accuracy
  • Strong organizational and project management skills with ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams
  • Entrepreneurial and enjoys working in a fast-paced, creative and resourceful small company environment
  • Embodies Kronos values; exhibits high degree of integrity and professionalism when interacting with outside investigators and vendors


To apply for this position, please forward your resume and cover letter to