Corporate Controller

ALX Oncology, is a publicly traded, clinical-stage immuno-oncology company focused on helping patients fight cancer by developing therapies that block the CD47 checkpoint pathway. Our lead candidate, ALX148, is a next generation CD47 blocking therapeutic that combines a high-affinity CD47 binding domain with an inactivated proprietary Fc domain.

We are expanding our existing group of exceptionally talented and well-motivated colleagues to develop and commercialize our lead candidate, ALX148.

We are looking for an intelligent and driven Corporate Controller to join our team. As a Controller, you will be a key contributor and leader for the financial operations of our rapidly growing company. You will be responsible for providing technical accounting expertise, improvement of financial processes, and development of a high performing accounting team. You must be a hands-on, roll up your sleeves type of manager and should enjoy a fast-paced, start-up environment. The position requires strong financial, accounting and management skills, a strong business sense and the ability to understand the big picture while being detail oriented.

This position will report to the VP of Finance & Chief Accounting Officer and is located in South San Francisco, CA.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage all areas of accounting, including but not limited to month-end close, accounts payable, payroll, taxes, and related internal reporting.
  • Oversee the preparation of quarterly and year-end SEC filings (10-Q and 10-K), including financial and business sections, risk factors, footnotes, MD&A, iXBRL tagging, and management review.
  • Ensure compliance with all SEC, GAAP, FASB rules and regulations and corporate policies.
  • Design, implement, and maintain internal control processes in accordance with SOX.
  • Assist VP of Finance to develop FP&A function to support a growing organization.
  • Prepare and manage monthly and annual operating budgets.
  • Work closely with business to properly account for collaborations and other strategic transactions.
  • Implement and customize financial systems, as needed.
  • Continually evaluate opportunities to drive greater efficiencies and effectiveness in the monthly and quarterly accounting close process while ensuring a balanced workload within the organization.
  • Develop, manage, and mentor a top tier team that proactively drives continuous improvement and works with a collaborative mentality.
  • Manage the relationship with external auditors and own the successful completion of the year-end audit.
  • Lead the preparation of annual statutory financial statements for management review and timely filings.
  • Create and maintain SEC and statutory reporting calendar, coordinate key timelines and deliverables, and work collaboratively with various business partners to ensure timely, accurate, and complete SEC and statutory filings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Skills

  • 10+ years in related experience, biotech experience preferred.
  • Big 4 CPA with a bachelor’s degree in finance / accounting required.
  • Strong knowledge in SEC Reporting and US GAAP.
  • Strong written, interpersonal & communication skills.
  • Experience with various ERP systems, preferably NetSuite.
  • Ability to manage a complex set of objectives and team goals in a fast-paced environment.
  • Impeccable analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work closely with a senior management team.
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).

ALX Oncology is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants should be legally entitled to work for any employer in the US. Title and salary are commensurate with experience. Our compensation program includes competitive salary, equity participation and attractive bonus incentives.

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