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Financial Controller

With the advent of genomic sequencing, we can finally decode and process our genetic makeup. We now have more data than ever before but providers don't have the infrastructure or expertise to make sense of said data. Here at Tempus, we believe the greatest promise for the detection and treatment of cancer lies in the deep understanding of molecular activity for disease initiation, progression, and efficacious treatment based on the discovery of unique biomarkers.

Tempus is looking for a hardworking, ambitious Financial Controller to support its growing operations in
Chicago. Reporting to the Director of Finance, this role will oversee the accounting function.

What you'll do:

  • Manage all accounting operations including Billing, A/R, A/P, GL, Inventory Accounting and Revenue Recognition
  • Oversee month-end and year-end close process
  • Manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Research technical accounting issues for compliance
  • Oversee year-end audit


  • Bachelor’s Degree, CPA, and at least 6+ years of experience in accounting roles, including Big 4 and corporate accounting experience
  • Management experience required
  • System implementation experience preferred
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to learn quickly and thrive in a rapidly-growing company
  • Highly analytical and detail-oriented
  • Results-oriented, highly energetic, dynamic individual with hands-on mentality


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