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    Assistant Controller

    Gaithersburg, MD 20877
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    Novavax, Inc.(Nasdaq:NVAX) is a late-stage biotechnology company that promotes improved health globally through the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative vaccines to prevent serious infectious diseases.Novavaxis currently performing clinical trials of NVX-CoV2373, its vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and recently announced successful Phase 1 results. NanoFlu, its quadrivalent influenza nanoparticle vaccine, met all primary objectives in its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial in older adults. Both vaccine candidates incorporate Novavax' proprietary saponin-based Matrix-M adjuvant in order to enhance the immune response and stimulate high levels of neutralizing antibodies.Novavaxis a leading innovator of recombinant vaccines; its proprietary recombinant technology platform combines the power and speed of genetic engineering to efficiently produce highly immunogenic nanoparticles in order to address urgent global health needs.

    We are seeking a highly motivated Assistant Controller to join our Accounting department in Gaithersburg, MD and assist the Corporate Controller in overseeing all of the Company's US-based accounting operations, including the G&A, R&D, and Revenue teams. This position will report directly to the Corporate Controller, but will partner with various groups within the organization depending on task, including Financial Planning & Analysis, Supply Chain, and Global Program Management, to ensure thorough understanding of various initiatives and timely completion of tasks.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Oversee the monthly close and preparation of monthly consolidated financial statements and schedules; quarterly and annual financial reports must meet GAAP and SEC reporting timetables and guidelines
    • Ensure adherence to accounting policies, processes and support systems, including assistance with the development/implementation of new policies as the business grows
    • Review of entries to the General Ledger and Account Analyses to identify adjustments
    • Prepare the monthly consolidation file associated with the Company's 3 consolidated entities
    • Ensure the accurate recognition of stat to GAAP adjustments for foreign subsidiaries.
    • Assist in the oversight of billing and revenue recognition activities
    • Play a key role in the near-term implementation of a new, global ERP
    • Play a key role in the near-term implementation of a new 'procure to pay' system
    • Support external auditors, SOX 404 auditors and other consultants
    • Preparation of SOX 404 documentation including flowcharts and the drafting of policies and procedures
    • Participation in the preparation and review of SEC disclosures for the 10-Q and 10-K and any other SEC filings
    • Other duties as assigned

    Minimum Requirements:

    • B.S. degree in Accounting and CPA
    • 12-15 years related accounting experience. Public accounting and/or pharmaceutical experience
    • 5-7 years supervisory experience
    • Strong leadership with ability to coach and develop team members
    • Strong understanding of guidance related to the accounting for revenue, leases, and stock-based compensation (e.g., ASC 606, 958-605, 842, and 718)
    • Excellent project management skills
    • Government Contract and job costing experience a plus
    • Proficiency with mid-size Accounting software including the writing of reports, Navision preferred.
    • Strong analytical and writing skills
    • Must be proficient in MS Excel and have a working knowledge of other MS Office Software

    Preferred Requirements:

    • Experience working in the Biotech industry
    • Results oriented; dependable; and a self-starter
    • Extremely detail oriented and organized
    • Must be proactive, enthusiastic and motivated to learn new skills
    • Resourceful; utilizes tools and data available to problem solve or investigate issues
    • System savvy
    • Excellent communication skills on all levels
    • Invested in the mission of the company, understands the operations behind the numbers

    Novavax, Inc. is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Uppsala, Sweden. Novavax is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol NVAX and is dedicated to developing novel vaccines to address infectious disease.

    Novavax, Inc. offers a base salary, annual bonus, stock options/RSUs, professional career development/growth opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Rx, STD, LTD, Life, Optional Life, 401(k) plan.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

    Novavax, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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    Posting ID: 569696566Posted: 2020-09-24