Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,700 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.
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This role will report to the Director of Accounting and will be involved in and oversee the activities of the company’s daily accounting functions. Knowledge of GAAP accounting principles is required for preparation of the monthly and annual financial statements. In addition to monitoring the daily accounting functions, the Assistant Controller should be well positioned to assist in developing and driving continuous financial process improvement across the company. This position has two direct reports and will oversee the Accounts Payable, Payroll, and General Ledger functions as well as providing direction, support and mentoring to those employees. The Assistant Controller will be responsible for:
Ideal candidates should have extensive accounting knowledge with at least 7 to 10 years of experience, including managerial roles, complemented by a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in the field of Accounting, Finance or the equivalent. Candidate should possess excellent organizational skills, strong attention to detail, be self-motivated, execute good time management skills and have the ability to communicate with people on all levels with both technical financial expertise and in a non-financial capacity. A demonstrated ability to be proactive and forward thinking in a rapidly-growing, progressive organization is also required.