Congruence Life

At Congruence, we are building a world-class team of drug hunters to efficiently design small molecules for diseases with high unmet medical need. We are a growing company, with operations in the United States and Canada.

Life at Congruence

Our Vision

Reinventing drug discovery to better the lives of patients and communities

Our Mission

Encoding protein motion to unlock a new era of transformative medicines

Our Values

Courage

Integration

Agility

Join Our Team

Assistant Controller

Congruence is currently seeking highly motivated and autonomous Assistant Controller to join our Finance team.  Under the direct supervision of our Vice President Finance, we are in search of an experienced accountant and payroll administrator to take on the role of Assistant Controller. This role will entail full cycle accounting, payroll, and financial analysis.  The selected candidate(s) will also help shape the structure/culture of our finance team and contribute to the company’s early history in a collaborative, supportive, and dynamic environment.

About Us

Congruence Therapeutics is a biotechnology company working at the interface of computational and experimental drug discovery to design novel small molecules for diseases of protein misfolding.  Using structural bioinformatics, computational chemistry, and machine learning, the Company is deploying an in silico platform that enables the design of new pharmacological stabilizers, a validated class of small molecules, at an unprecedented speed and scale.

Congruence Therapeutics was founded in 2021 by Clarissa Desjardins, Ph.D., previously the founder and chief executive officer of Clementia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CMTA), a company developing therapies for rare pediatric bone diseases and sold to Ipsen in early 2019 for US$1.3 billion.  Clementia’s lead product, SohonosTM (palovarotene), was recently approved in Canada and is under review at the FDA as the first and only treatment for Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva, a debilitating and progressive rare bone disorder.

Dr. Desjardins is putting into place a team of ‘drug hunters’ with domain experience in rare disease strategy and clinical development, biochemistry and cell biology, computational chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and business development. One such leader is Sharath S. Hegde, Ph.D., he is Chief Scientific Officer at Congruence Therapeutics. He is a passionate drug hunter who has participated in the discovery of several NCEs including the marketed medicines Vibativ® (telavancin), Yupelri®(revefenancin), Aloxi® (palanosetron) and others in late-stage development including ampreloxetine and nezulcitinib.

About The Role

Congruence is currently seeking highly motivated and autonomous Assistant Controller to join our Finance team.  Under the direct supervision of our Vice President Finance, we are in search of an experienced accountant and payroll administrator to take on the role of Assistant Controller. This role will entail full cycle accounting, payroll, and financial analysis.  The selected candidate(s) will also help shape the structure/culture of our finance team and contribute to the company’s early history in a collaborative, supportive, and dynamic environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervision of the Accounts Payable Associate
  • Purchase order generation
  • Monthly and year-end closing
  • Preparation of consolidated internal financial statements
  • Participate in the preparation for external audits, providing necessary documentation
  • Canadian and US payroll / year-end tax forms filing
  • Participate in preparation of Corporate and Canadian tax files
  • Participate in drafting corporate policies
  • Contribute to the improvement of the accounting system and reporting tools to support the company’s expansion
  • Financial analysis as required
  • Work on various other tasks that will be assigned to you.

The Ideal Candidate For This Role Will Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, CPA would be an important asset
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in full cycle accounting and payroll
  • Deep understanding of accounting and payroll functions and processes
  • Experience with transactions in foreign currency (USD & CAD)
  • Experience operating in a start-up environment
  • Ability to effectively engage with diverse stakeholders within the organization
  • Experience in the biotech industry or in a fast-paced life sciences environment is an important asset
  • Demonstrates flexibility, attention to detail and proven ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills, problem solving and decision-making capability
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills including ability to present information clearly and consistently
  • Able to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Bilingual proficiency in French and English is considered a valuable asset
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, Dynamics NAV, NAVision, etc
  • Experience with Microsoft office (Excel, PowerPoint etc.)
  • Ability to rapidly acquire new skills, as needed

Attributes That Will Make You Successful At Congruence:

  • Passionate curiosity
  • Strong team spirit and interpersonal skills, and interest in working with highly talented individuals in a fast-paced, goal-oriented environment
  • Strong sense of engagement, ownership, accountability and independence

We Offer:

  • Competitive base compensation and incentive pay
  • Stock options
  • Group RRSP
  • Premium benefits including health, dental, and vision
  • Telehealth
  • Flexible policies

Congruence is committed to building an outstanding company with a meritocracy of ideas. We encourage applications from talented individuals of all backgrounds, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and age. Your application is strictly confidential.

Start Date And Contact Information

Start date is immediate at our facilities at the Ad Mare Bioinnovation Center in the Ville St-Laurent Technoparc, 7171 Frederick Banting, St-Laurent, Qc H4S 1Z9 Canada.

Submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to careers@congruencetx.com or through our LinkedIn posting.

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