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About TrialSpark

TrialSpark is a technology-driven drug development company that runs end-to-end clinical trials, focused on bringing new treatments to patients faster and more efficiently.

The biggest bottleneck in bringing new treatments to patients is the clinical trial. On average, getting a drug through the trial process takes nearly a decade and frequently costs $1B+. To combat this industry problem, TrialSpark has built a technology platform that optimizes all aspects of a clinical trial, enabling more efficient trial design, faster trial completion, and higher trial data quality.

TrialSpark recently raised their Series C, and is putting the capital to work by  in-licensing and co-developing drug programs through in-house development, joint ventures, and NewCos. Together with doctors, patients, and communities, TrialSpark is working to develop the treatments of tomorrow.

About the Position 

As the Controller at Trialspark, you will be responsible for establishing the company’s accounting,  financial reporting, and control policies and ensuring compliance with said policies. Based on a deep understanding of US GAAP and business processes, ideally in the life sciences/CRO or related technical consulting/development space, you will also play a key role in scaling-up the Company’s financial and accounting processes and systems.

Reporting to the CFO, you’ll be a strategic thought partner and key member of our finance team. You have a passion for process improvement and building structure in a fluid, fast-paced environment. This is a unique opportunity to join a quickly growing, dynamic team, and play a key role in leading the next-stage of organic and acquisitive growth. 


  • All transactional areas including revenue accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, fixed asset accounting and treasury management
  • Assessing, articulating and quantifying potential financial, regulatory and operational risks associated with business growth and accounting processes.
  • Developing and executing roadmap for implementing/improving processes and controls to scale the accounting function and safeguard assets
  • Ensuring the company tracks relevant financial metrics to measure performance and progress against our goals
  • Coordinating with FP&A team to produce regular budgets and forecasts
  • Overseeing audit processes and proactively communicating with auditors on accounting for complex transactions
  • Setting up new entities, reviewing consolidated financial statements and providing guidance to the team in all aspects of accounting.
  • Leading and directing planning and coordination of audits and quarterly reviews
  • Leading financial system implementations or integrations when necessary
  • Supporting financing and acquisition initiatives, due diligence, and transaction execution
  • Ensuring the company’s policies and procedures comply with US GAAP
  • Scaling accounting team and mentoring junior team members
About You
  • You have 7+ years of relevant experience at a leadership or management level, preferably in a Therapeutic, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology or start-up environment
  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field, CPA and Master’s Degree preferred
  • You have a thorough knowledge of US GAAP
  • You have experience at companies with complex revenue models and cost structures
  • You have experience with acquisitions and capital raising activities
  • You have experience in establishing and successfully implementing internal controls, accounting policies, and financial systems
  • You have experience with public entities, experience with an IPO or SPAC transaction preferred
  • You have the ability to work independently and take initiative with minimal daily direction to accomplish objectives and deadlines
  • You have strong project and people management skills
  • You are organized, detail-oriented, and focused on getting things done

You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases


Our office is located in Manhattan, near the Empire State Building. The area is lively and has great food and transportation options!

An Insider's view of TrialSpark

What are some social events your company does?

We believe in healthy living! We organize regular team exercise classes as a company!

Frank Wu

Product Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We believe in presenting problems, not solutions, to the team. Our job is to align the team on company goals and issues, and allow the team to work creatively to solve them. We believe team autonomy fosters creativity and a healthier culture.

Linhao Zhang


What are TrialSpark Perks + Benefits

TrialSpark Benefits Overview

Trialspark is nothing without its employees, so they are well taken care of! We offer comprehensive benefits that span from insurance to 401ks, with added perks like a pet-friendly office. Come meet our office dog, Rosie!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We have a monthly transportation subsidy!
Company Outings
Yearly retreat and holiday party, regular team events and outings!
Game Room
Super Smash Club every Friday!
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Come meet our office dog, Rosie!
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

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