Headquarters, St. Louis, MO, United States

Elemental Enzymes is looking for a Controller to be a key member of the Leadership team. The Controller is responsible for managing the financial strategy and overseeing all financial aspects of the company including budgeting and planning, financial and treasury operations, and risk management. The successful candidate will join a team that is passionate about creating sustainable, biochemical-based solutions to agricultural challenges.

Job Description

  • Oversee accounting, tax and treasury operations
  • Coordinate and direct the preparation of the annual budget and rolling multi-year financial forecasts
  • Monitor cash balances and cash forecasts
  • Develop, maintain appropriate systems of internal control
  • Report monthly financial results internally and semi-annually to the board of directors
  • Manage commercial banking relationships
  • Develop legal entity, financial, and tax strategies in conjunction with outside CPAs and counsel
  • Assist in preparation of legal work for administrative and supply chain arrangements, supporting the commercial team in the development of customer arrangements
  • Manage risk management programs with outside brokers, including products liability, property and casualty, employment liability, and employee benefits (in partnership with Human Resources)
  • Supervise accounting staff (currently 1)

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting Finance or related degree with 10+ years of relevant experience.
  • CPA designation
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost management
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Flexibility and teamwork skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Physical Characteristics

  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction
  • Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another
  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles
  • Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound
  • Repetitive motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or finger, picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling
  • Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work
  • Those with this position must be able to work in Biosafety Level 2 Laboratory which can cause more illnesses to those with immunocompromised systems

Job Location: Headquarters, St. Louis, MO, United States
Position Type: Full-Time / Regular/ Salary /Exempt
Salary: Competitive base range
Benefits: Employee Stock Options, 401K, Healthcare, Dental, Vision, Life, FSA/HSA options

About Elemental Enzymes

Elemental Enzymes Ag and Turf, is a life sciences company that discovers, develops, and produces innovative products to increase crop yields. Elemental Enzymes was founded in 2011 on technology to make and stabilize novel enzymes and has grown to address the agriculture market with enzyme and chemical technologies that have an “outside in” approach to address crop needs. Elemental Enzymes is delivering world class products to top agricultural companies through license and sales opportunities. Elemental Enzymes is looking for energetic, challenge driven staff to continue support of current products and lead its’ innovative pipeline to market.


Please email a cover letter and CV/Resume with the Subject Line: Controller  to [email protected]. References required upon request.