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Senior Manager, Capital Controller

Ginkgo Bioworks

Ginkgo Bioworks

Accounting & Finance
Boston, MA, USA · Remote
Posted on Saturday, May 13, 2023
Ginkgo Finance is entering its next phase as a public company on this very exciting journey of rapid growth and industry-disrupting technologies. Now that Ginkgo has completed its public offering (Q4 2021), adopted two impactful accounting standards (CECL and Leasing, 2022) and finished its first year as a large-accelerated filer subject to reporting of our internal controls over financial reporting (2022), the Accounting, Reporting & Controllership (ARC) organization is campaigning to in-source senior level expertise across various disciplines which had been previously outsourced.
If you have demonstrated strength in the world of technical accounting and controllership, we would love to connect with you. Our current team includes the best of the best - starting with strong seniors and analysts led by the most innovative of executive-level directors and vice presidents. Collectively we’ve designed our various individual accounting organizations (revenue, fixed asset & lease, employee compensation and benefits, etc.) and related policies, procedures and objectives. Now is the time to build out our new layer of talented senior-level leadership to put their fingerprint on these organizations and make them their own.
We are a very inclusive team, passionate about our careers and dedicated to being part of something significant. If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please apply! Curious? Let’s have a conversation.
Ginkgo’s Capital Controller is a senior-level accounting manager responsible for Fixed Asset & Lease Accounting and Administration including the timely identification, recording, valuation, accounting, and reporting of capital projects and leases. This includes the reconciliation of work in progress by business operations to Ginkgo’s books and records.
As an experienced accountant, this is an opportunity for you to focus efforts on end to end processing of transactions associated with Ginkgo’s global expansion of its physical footprint– from purchase to retirement. The most exciting part of this role is the opportunity to collaborate with operations leaders as part of demand planning, capacity planning and forecasting as you execute the accounting and administrative activities for lease and fixed asset transactions.


  • Maintain consistent alignment between Ginkgo’s finance teams and infrastructure/ facilities’ teams with corresponding oversight of business transactions associated with its fixed assets (purchases, sales, transfers) and present critical activities to finance leadership quarterly.
  • Timely and accurately execute monthly financial closing processes to journalize all assets’ activity in Ginkgo’s general ledger inclusive of all account reconciliations in Blackline; this includes analytically reviewing comparative balance sheet and income statement accounts, along with statement of cash flow activity by category.
  • Review new or amended lease agreements executed between Ginkgo and lessor or lessee entities and ensure that all related data is accurately reflected within Ginkgo’s lease accounting system used for controls and reporting purposes.
  • Maintain strict oversight of monthly lease payments to lessors and related presentation in Ginkgo’s external financial statements;
  • Similarly, supervise the submission of rent invoices to sublessees and track cash receipts; and
  • Maintain all documentation required for internal control over financial reporting (aka SOX 404) purposes and provide all evidence required for internal or external audit purposes.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance with active Certified Public Accounting (CPA) license
  • 7 years of finance experience with at least 3 years in technical accounting experience (familiarity with ASC 842 Lease accounting ideal)
  • Detailed operational knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and/or Google’s suite of offerings including Google Docs, Google Sheets).
  • Superb analytical, strategic, and critical thinking skills including impeccable attention to detail and strong prioritization/ problem solving capabilities
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively work with executive leadership and cross-functional teams throughout the company
  • Ability to remain flexible in a fast-paced, high-growth, and deadline-driven environment, with demonstrated commitment, self-motivation, and drive
  • Team-oriented, cooperative and collaborative, and enthusiastic about being a part of Ginkgo’s mission

Preferred Capabilities and Experience

  • MSA or MBA degree
  • Experienced with public company accounting
  • Working knowledge with Oracle NetSuite; Workday; Coupa; Blackline; and Adaptive tools
Total compensation for this role is market driven, with a starting salary of $120k+, as well as company stock awards. Base pay is ultimately determined based on a candidate's skills, expertise, and experience. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental & vision coverage, health spending accounts, voluntary benefits, leave of absence policies, Employee Assistance Program, 401(k) program with employer contribution, 8 paid holidays in addition to a full-week winter shutdown and unlimited Paid Time Off policy.
To learn more about Ginkgo, visit www.ginkgobioworks.com/press/ or check out some curated press below:
We also feel that it’s important to point out the obvious here – there’s a serious lack of diversity in our industry, and that needs to change. Our goal is to help drive that change. Ginkgo is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its practices, especially when it comes to growing our team. Our culture promotes inclusion and embraces how rewarding it is to work with people from all walks of life.
We’re developing a powerful biological engineering platform, so we must remain mindful of the many ways our technology can – and will – impact people around the world. We care about how our platform is used, and having a diverse team to build it gives us the best chance that it’s something we’ll be proud of as it continues to grow. Therefore, it’s critical that we incorporate the diverse voices and visions of all those who play a role in the future of biology.
It is the policy of Ginkgo Bioworks to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants.