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Sonendo, Inc. VP Finance, Controller in Laguna Hills, California

Sonendo, Inc. is a privately-held, venture-backed company with a unique mission to lead the transformation of endodontics through Sound Science®. We are currently building a high-performance team with a passion for creativity and innovation that is committed to collaboration and integrity. We believe our success is based on always being at least one step ahead of our competitors, and we strive to achieve excellence in our products and services by attracting energetic, entrepreneurial individuals who are committed to this vision.

Reporting to the CFO, the VP Finance/Controller is responsible for the systems, processes and practices that will serve as the foundation needed to safeguard the company’s financial and physical assets. This executive will define the processes that must be in place to ensure compliance, accurate reporting and ultimately provide controls for managing costs. As a member of the company’s management team, the Controller will work at both the strategy and implementation level and be expected to give input to the company’s overall planning processes including preparing for IPO.

  • This is a key role in leading the Company's IPO readiness process and execution.

  • In consultation with the CFO develops financial, operational and administrative policies and internal controls.

  • Manages outsourced accounting vendors and functions.

  • Develops weekly and monthly monitoring of agreed upon key performance indicators.

  • Establishes, monitors, and enforces internal controls.

  • Prepares for and manages the annual audit of the financial statements by the company’s external auditors.

  • Analyzes financial performance and in conjunction with department heads, looks for ways to improve company performance and control costs.

  • Provides status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data.

  • Prepares special reports and analyses as necessary

  • Ensures company compliance with federal, state and local government requirements and tax filings.

  • Defines and manages ERP processes and procedures (financial, accounting, production, labor costing and customer facing), balancing efficiency and an adequate control environment.

  • Leads the implementation and ongoing management of other business information systems and processes from the accounting perspective.

  • Maintain compliance with company policies and procedures.

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or Finance required

  • CPA required (active or inactive)

  • 10+ years of experience in accounting and financial roles with a minimum of five years in leadership position required.

  • Experience in public company (SOX) environment with the ability to implement SOX compliance and quarterly SEC filings required.

  • IPO experience a plus, including experience drafting S-1.

  • Life science and manufacturing experience a plus.

Core Competencies and Characteristics

  • Thrives in a high-growth and complex environment, seeks out continuous improvement.

  • Develops effective working relationships with team members, customers and vendors.

  • Understands how to manage change with stakeholders of a new system or process, leads change.

  • Clearly articulates ideas and thoughts in written and verbal form.

  • Possesses strong organizational and analytical skills; able to multi-task and successfully meet critical deadlines.

  • Highly engaged with the business; holds what is best for the company and the employees as the primary objective.

  • Pays attention to detail to produce a highly accurate work product.

  • High integrity and honesty, takes responsibility.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is primarily sedentary and employee may be required to sit for extended periods of time. Standing, walking and meeting activities are required frequently throughout the workday. Employee must be able to process paperwork and utilize office equipment (including personal computer, phone, typewriter, copiers, etc.). A large portion of the day is spent communicating orally in person and by phone. Normal sight or corrected vision is required to read documents and use standard computer terminals. Some light lifting may be occasionally required.

Additional Information

Sonendo offers a competitive benefits package and a collaborative, motivating work environment where you will be encouraged to innovate continuously; This is a place where you will be encouraged to actively participate, and your ideas can have a direct impact on the success of the organization. If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply online.

No recruiters, please.

Sonendo, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

ID: 2021-1532

Street: 26061 Merit Circle, Suite 102