September 7 2022
Industries Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology
Categories Accounts payable,
Richmond, BC • Part time

Why This Role is Important

The Controller ensures the corporate Financial functions operate seamlessly, from supporting departments with budgeting to managing our corporate books, all day to day Finance functions will run through you. The Controller is consulted on Pricing (products and logistics), Expense related decisions (purchasing, claims, etc.), Strategic planning for entire corporation and interplay between them for goods manufactured in one entity but sold via another, and Royalty reporting to universities for licensed cell lines

Who You Are

  • You’re adaptable to people, situations, and ways of thinking; change doesn’t scare you
  • You are an organized problem solver
  • You have exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written
  • You get things done but also know when to pause and ask questions

What You'll Be Doing

The Controller is responsible for overseeing the business’s day-to-day financial operations, analyzes and develops financial information, and is the owner of the financial close process. The Controller monitor’s the business’s financial health by developing, implementing, and maintaining financial controls and guidelines. This is performed through:

  • All management of the inflow and outflow of cash
    • Accounting​
      • Bookkeeping, financial statements, A/R, A/P, cashflow​
    • Bank account and bank relationship management​
    • Payroll​
    • Sales, Employment and Corporate Tax management
    • Promotional materials of cash value (i.e. preloaded VISA cards)
  • Financial Oversight​
    • Financial strategies​
    • Financial Planning​
    • Budget preparations and forecasting​
    • Royalty Reporting​
    • Financial Reporting​
    • Loans and grants​
    • Equity management​
    • Financial Risk and mitigation strategies​
    • Financial system(s) management

Your Experience

Applied Biological Materials team members have wide and varied backgrounds. Overall, we find people who are successful in this role have the following:

  • Undergraduate degree in finance or accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Management Accountant (CMA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Chartered Financial Controller designations highly preferred
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in auditing or cost control
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in a management or leadership capacity
  • Strong working knowledge of detail financial data analysis
  • Strong competency in financial management software
  • Strong understanding of Canadian tax system, US and/or Europe an asset
  • Master of Business Administration an asset

Who We Are

Founded in 2004, Applied Biological Materials (abm) Inc. has been catalyzing scientific discoveries in Life Sciences and Drug Development for over a decade. Based in Vancouver, Canada, our agility in developing and commercializing novel research tools and our complete portfolio of unique services have made us an invaluable partner to laboratories and research institutions around the world. Driven by a team of passionate and talented scientists, abm is dedicated to empowering the scientific community with the latest innovations for life sciences research and drug development.

abm has maintained exponential and sustainable growth year-over-year, with an average annual growth rate of 30% since its incorporation. Today, abm is proud to be one of the largest biotech companies in the region, contributing to the dynamic and fast-paced biotech industry in B.C. Our long-term international partnerships with prestigious universities and R&D organizations as well as our worldwide distribution network enables us to drive discoveries on a global scale.

abm’s international headquarters is located in Canada, in the beautiful and vibrant west coast city of Vancouver. With a total of 27,000 sq. ft. of wet lab and office space, our facility accommodates a cutting-edge R&D center and abm’s global logistics center.

Who We Work With

Our long term international partnerships with prestigious universities and R&D organizations as well as our worldwide distribution network enables us to drive discoveries on a global scale.

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