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Corporate Controller

About us

Ray Therapeutics is developing novel optogenetics gene therapies for patients with blinding diseases. The company is developing its lead candidate RTx-015 in retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative retinal disease with significant unmet medical need. The company’s mission is to use optogenetics to restore vision, independent of genetic mutation for patients with inherited retinal diseases. Ray Therapeutics is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. For additional information, please visit our About Us page.

Position Summary:

Reporting directly to the Head of Operations and working closely with the executive team, the Corporate Controller will play a pivotal role in overseeing the company’s Finance and Accounting functions. This position involves developing financial plans, company-wide and project specific budgets, monitoring the financial well-being of the organization, establishing an effective internal control environment and identifying and mitigating financial risks. The role requires strong business acumen, effective cross-departmental collaboration and leadership in driving financial strategies.  This an office-based position; candidates will be expected to work in the company’s offices located in Berkeley, California.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Collaborating with the Head of Operations and the management team (including the CEO) to formulate and execute a comprehensive strategy for the Finance and Accounting function.
  • Overseeing financial reporting, accounting, budgeting, internal controls, tax compliance, grant compliance and grant financial reporting.
  • Establishing and managing purchasing and procurement procedures.
  • Providing financial analyses and budget recommendations.
  • Demonstrating a deep understanding of financial and expense business drivers and trends related to Research and Development (R&D) including pre-clinical, clinical and CMC activities, especially in a start-up environment.
  • Developing and communicating financial performance metrics.
  • Ensuring compliance with all regulatory and corporate requirements related to financial and accounting functions.
  • Applying U.S. GAAP principals to all financial functions.
  • Working closely with the legal and operations functions to review corporate contracts for budgeting, accounting and forecasting implications.
  • Undertaking other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting and an MBA and/or active CPA license.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in accounting and finance, preferably in the biotechnology industry.
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing and enhancing internal and external controls, and preparing and coordinating third-party annual audits.
  • Exhibited experience in scaling financial organizations to meet the complexity of a platform-based biotech company with multiple clinical-stage programs and therapeutic areas.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to work independently and perform well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication abilities.
  • Profound knowledge of U.S. GAAP standards.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Working Conditions:

  • Primarily involves sitting and working on a computer.
  • Assessing the accuracy, neatness, and/or thoroughness of the work assigned.
  • Communicating with others to exchange information.
  • Ability to occasionally adjust, handle, or move objects up to 20 pounds.
  • Requires a minimum of working 3 days per week in the office.


The final salary offered to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and length of experience within the job type, experience within the industry, education, etc.

Ray Therapeutics does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual’s status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state, and local law. We invite applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

Ray Therapeutics offers a competitive total rewards package that includes a market competitive base salary, target bonus, and equity in addition to health care benefits.

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