Associate Director of Accounting & Reporting

  • location: South San Francisco, CA
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $160,000 - $180,000 per year
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Associate Director of Accounting & Reporting

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Associate Director of Accounting and Reporting

Growth publicly traded biotech company is currently seeking an Associate Director of Accounting & Reporting for their Corporate Accounting team. This position will help oversee their clinical trail accounting, R&D accounting, manufacturing, and other corporate GL accounts. Position will also be involved in financial reporting and audit management. Company has a variety of special projects someone will be involved in and have ample opportunity to grow and expand in the role. Qualified candidates will have 8+ years of accounting experience and experience within the life sciences/biotech industry supporting some of these areas. CPA Is a plus but not required.

location: South San Francisco, California
job type: Permanent
salary: $160,000 - 180,000 per year
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelor's degree
experience: 8 Years
Associate Director of Accounting and Reporting

The Associate Director, Accounting and Reporting is a "hands on" position with primary responsibilities for clinical trial and manufacturing accounting, planning, financial reporting financial close and SOX responsibilities. This position works directly with a wide range of individuals including, Senior Management, finance team, external project team, vendors and CRO's (Contract Research Organizations).


Accounting for Clinical Trials, Manufacturing Expenses and Collaboration Agreements

- Maintenance and improvement of processes to support the Company's accounting and reporting related to clinical trial and manufacturing expenses, including communicating with business partners (internal & external) for preparation of journal entries, reconciliations, audit support, SOX PBC schedules

- Lead monthly meetings with external CRO's, senior clinical and manufacturing management to provide project status updates and obtain validation of percentage and units completed

- Review clinical trial protocols and translate information to financial implications. Maintain clinical accounting policies and procedures; recommend procedural changes when necessary

- Drive month-end close processes associated with all clinical and manufacturing accounting and reconciliations Other Accounting and Financial Reporting Responsibilities

- Oversight and ownership of equity administration and all equity related transactions including working with external stock plan administrator to records and reconcile equity activity

- Work closely with the Accounting Manager to determine monthly and quarterly accruals for clinical and manufacturing vendors

- Complete account reconciliations for accuracy and completeness maintaining GAAP compliance

- Complete, accurate and supported monthly close journal entries.

- Act as point person for external audit and outsourced tax group support

- Participate and support the maintenance of Sarbanes-Oxley internal control certification requirements

- Support annual and quarterly audit preparation activities

- Support SEC reporting by preparing schedules to support quarterly and annual disclosures e.g. manufacturing commitment schedules

- Special projects as requested, particularly related to implementation of new processes and accounting policies


- A minimum of 8 years of experience in accounting operations

- Minimum of a BA, CPA preferred

- Advanced Excel skills required

- Life Science industry experience preferred with specific experience in drug manufacturing and clinical trials

- Demonstrated ability to think strategically about the role of finance and accounting in supporting the company's strategy

- Strong knowledge of GAAP and SOX 404 compliance

- Proven success working well under pressure, highly organized with the ability to meet deadlines - Ability to work in an environment with continued process improvement and change

- SEC reporting experience a plus

skills: Accruals
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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