• Assistant Controller

    Job Locations US-NC-Raleigh-Durham
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/21/2018 11:16 AM)
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  • Overview

    Pairwise believes healthy food should be affordable, convenient, and sustainable.  We believe gene editing can be used to accelerate plant breeding in leveraging the natural genetic diversity in agricultural crops to address global food challenges.  We are bringing the benefits of these new innovations both to producers and directly to consumers through the produce aisle of their local grocery store.  Located in the Raleigh-Durham metro area Pairwise was formed in 2017 and has plans to grow to about 100 employees over the next year to help meet our aggressive product development goals. 


    Pairwise is looking to hire a motivated, self-starting Assistant Controller to help manage the accounting and finance operations in a dynamic and growing organization.  In all cases, we are looking for associates with bachelor or master’s level training and the ability to work independently and as part of the team. Your contribution will be critical to helping Pairwise meet a set of aggressive targets and building a culture where science can be fun.


    • Bachelor or master’s degree in accounting (CPA and/or CMA preferred)
    • Minimum work experience of 5 years in accounting and/or financial analyst role, with preference given to experience performing consolidations, assessing revenue recognition, and/or financial reporting.
    • Proficiency with general ledger applications
    • Intermediate/advanced proficiency with Excel
    • Solid understanding of US GAAP with preference given to prior technical accounting research
    • Prior familiarity with payroll, expense reimbursement and treasury applications a plus



    • Perform period-end accounting close procedures, including preparation of journal entries, account reconciliations and analysis of results against forecast/budget.
    • Prepare management reports and analysis at both the project and legal-entity level
    • Prepare consolidating and consolidated financial reports in accordance with US GAAP on a quarterly basis for distribution to investors
    • Ensure proper revenue recognition in accordance with ASC 606
    • Manage the disbursement cycle, including payables, payroll and expense reimbursement
    • Assist in the development of annual budget and periodic forecast updates
    • Perform periodic review of sales & use tax reporting and/or assessment
    • Assist third party service providers in support of audit and/or tax filings, as needed
    • Support other projects & initiatives that may arise


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