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Sr. Manager Assistant Controller - Plasma Derived Therapies

Cambridge, Massachusetts


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Sr. Manager Assistant Controller - Plasma Derived Therapies

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Job ID R0036329 Date posted 05/12/2021 Location Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Assistant Controller - PDT

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as an Assistant Controller - PDT in our Cambridge, MA  office.

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.


  • The Assistant Controller will be responsible for the supervision of US GAAP reporting, statutory accounting, SOX, controlling, and internal control compliance for Plasma Derived Therapies BU.
  • Will support the Controlling organization partnering and directing PDT R&D, SG&A, and Bio life organizations on accounting standards as well as internal controls, liaise between the corporate finance functions (Corporate Controllers Group, Tax, Internal Audit, Treasury) and PDT Finance organizations.
  • The Assistant Controller will be part of the center of Controlling Excellence for PDT and will provide support to ERP projects, legal entity integrations, and various other finance integration initiatives.


  • Ensure that US GAAP / IFRS and statutory financial requirements across PDT footprint are standardized, delivered, and adhered to in line with corporate financial policies and local accounting regulations.
  • Provide accounting advice and guidance to all PDT organizations, particularly in complex areas as TechOps and R&D.
  • Active support of business development activity from finance due diligence and accounting perspectives; liaising with the multi-disciplinary teams within the company, and external accountants, during the evaluation and acquisition phases.
  • Set and track proper controls for the Month, Quarter, and Year-end process. Ensure that books are closed in a timely manner and compliant with company policy. Manage, and maintain month-end process checklists across all PDT Finance.
  • Compliance Steward, including Sarbanes Oxley, controls, support as per business requirements internal and external audits.
  • Lead overarching Governance Process for Statutory Accounts, Government statistics, and submissions, Corporation tax & VAT compliance
  • Manage Balance sheet reviews
  • Interface with Corporate Services. Promotion of financial statements from SAP into corporate

HFM reporting system.

  • Perform Monthly/Quarterly/Annual corporate reporting
  • As part of Key the center of Controlling Excellence for PDT, function as a key contact for

integration projects: ERP systems integration, legal entity consolidation, other finance projects

  • Cooperation with Internal and External Auditors. Partner with internal Tax and Treasury teams

for tax/treasury related – CIT, TP, VAT, bank accounts and cash balances, etc.

  • Build a solid PDT Controlling partnership.
  • Make recommendations regarding the accounting of reserves, assets, and expenditures.


  • CPA, Finance, Economy or similar Bachelor’s Degree with 4 to 6 experience in Biotech/Pharma and/or Multinational company.
  • Professional qualification (ACCA, CPA, or equivalent) will be a strong asset
  • Deep knowledge of US GAAP and S-Ox is essential.
  • Proficient in JD Edwards, SAP, or another ERP system, Hyperion, Blackline, and HFM.
  • Accounting, Audit, Controlling, Reporting, IT systems, Project management, internal/external control.
  • Previous “Big 4” Accounting/ consulting experience a plus.
  • Willingness to travel business (~10% of the time).


  • Cambridge, MA

This job posting excludes CO applicants


  • Less than 10%


  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs

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