People Matter

Senior Director, Corporate Accounting / Controller



Accounting & Finance, Sales & Business Development
United States
Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2024
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We are seeking to hire a Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, to join our Amyris corporate accounting and controlling organization, which ensures accurate preparation of the company’s financial statements while maintaining robust internal controls and compliance processes.

The Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, will provide overall leadership to a high performing team responsible for financial consolidations, general ledger accounting, and month-end close activities. The role will also serve as the primary interface with external auditors as well as consultants responsible for preparing tax returns.


  • Lead general accounting, controlling, and financial consolidation activities across the scope of the Amyris enterprise
  • Coordinate period-end close activities including journal entries, reconciliations, and associated reviews while ensuring accurate, timely, and complete preparation of financial statements
  • Manage intercompany accounting and elimination processes
  • Provide technical accounting and US GAAP expertise to organization
  • Ensure maintenance of robust internal controls and compliance processes
  • Drive process improvements and operational excellence efforts, enhancing standardization and automation
  • Serve as primary interface with external auditors, and lead company preparations for such audits
  • Manage company tax compliance activities, supporting external tax consultants and ensuring timely and accurate filings
  • Lead corporate accounting and controlling organization, providing direction and guidance to general ledger accounting team and associated staff
  • Operate with integrity and promote a collaborative, transparent, and inclusive work environment

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related program
  • Minimum eight (8) years of related work experience with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Experience with applying strong knowledge of US GAAP
  • Experience managing period-end close activities within SAP ERP system
  • Experience managing intercompany consolidation processes
  • Excellent Excel capabilities (including pivot tables, VLOOKUP, and related functionality)
  • Excellent analytical, written, and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional certification such as CPA or equivalent
  • Three (3) or more years of public accounting experience
  • Three (3) or more years managing period-end close activities within a multiple legal entity manufacturing company, preferably within the specialty chemicals, personal care ingredients, food and beverage, or related process industries
  • Two (2) or more years of people leadership experience
  • Demonstrated success in leading significant financial close process improvements
  • Demonstrated experience implementing enhancements to financial reporting practices
  • MBA or similar post-graduate education

Amyris is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices.

The annual pay range for this role is $136,500 to $242,500. Salary offers are made based on internal equity and market analysis, and will vary based on the candidate’s skills, depth of experience and specific work location.

Amyris is committed to providing a diverse array of inclusive benefits and perks to support employees and their families’ wellbeing including access to robust healthcare, mental wellness benefits, family leave, discounted fitness memberships, flexible paid time off, 17 paid holidays, 10 paid sick days, and additional paid time off including 3 volunteer days, and bereavement.

We hold deep regard in the power of representation and cultivation of a diverse work environment. Join us at Amyris, where you can find a sense of belonging and know that your voice is centered.

At Amyris, we believe that diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) is essential to our core values. We embrace and encourage an equity-minded work culture, knowing that it is the driving force of innovation that positively impacts our employees, consumers, and communities. For Amyris, a sense of belonging is what drives our mission forward and is the foundation of everything we do, ensuring a healthier, more sustainable future for us all. Make Good, No Compromise .

Amyris (Nasdaq: AMRS) is a leading synthetic biotechnology company, transitioning the Clean Health & Beauty and Flavors & Fragrances markets to sustainable ingredients through fermentation and the company's proprietary Lab-to-Market™ technology platform. This Amyris platform leverages state-of-the-art machine learning, robotics and artificial intelligence, enabling the company to rapidly bring new innovation to market at commercial scale. Amyris ingredients are included in over 20,000 products from the world's top brands, reaching more than 300 million consumers. For more information, please visit .

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