New ABFO OPen Job Posting - Associate Director, Accounting - Cytokinetics, Inc.

Cytokinetics is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing first-in-class muscle activators as potential treatments for people with debilitating diseases in which muscle performance is compromised and/or declining. As a leader in muscle biology research, we’re developing small molecule drug candidates specifically engineered to increase muscle function and contractility. We take a purpose-driven approach by leveraging our unique muscle biology expertise to engineer compounds with specific characteristics aimed at treating diseases that impact muscle function, like heart failure, ALS and SMA.

We view our employees as the unequivocal ingredients to success. Each and every employee is an integral member of the Cytokinetics team, contributing to our shared goal of improving lives. While expectations of our employees are high, there is an equal commitment to ensuring that contributions are recognized and rewarded. We seek exceptional individuals to join us in our mission to develop the next generation of novel small molecule drugs specifically engineered to increase muscle function and contractility.

Reporting to the Controller, the Associate Director, Accounting supervise Accounts Payable and general accounting and helps design and implement our general ledger and management reporting systems (RDManage to Oracle Fusion), ensuring all transactions are processed in accordance with established policies, procedures and internal controls including GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley.


  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness of all disbursements and compliance with policies and procedures
  • Manage the month-end and year-end general accounting close processes
  • Prepare and approve postings for specific general ledger accounts to the General Ledger
  • Reconcile and review reconciliations of specific accounts
  • Support various tax filing requirements, including tax credits sales and property taxes
  • Manage vendor tax identification records and year-end 1099 process by accounts payable personnel
  • Assist in the preparation of specific documentation for auditors
  • Implementation and maintenance of internal controls to meet Sarbanes-Oxley requirements
  • Strong process orientation, including demonstrated performance in implementing systems and leveraging best practices for process improvements
  • A highly organized and self-directed approach to work, including the ability to handle multiple projects
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • A collaborative, client-service and team-oriented style with excellent written and verbal skills
  • Public company experience with a minimum of 5 to 8 years working in SOX controlled environment
  • 2 to 3 years of supervisory experience of Accounts Payable function
  • Strong knowledge of accounting within an ERP system
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required, a CPA or CPA candidate a plus
  • Life Science company experience preferred

Our passion is anchored in rigorous and diligent scientific and clinical approaches to the discovery and development of novel mechanism therapeutics. With gratitude for the commitments and convictions of our employees who are inspired by the courage of patients we aim to serve, we believe Cytokinetics will continue to be a pioneering, values-driven, sustainable, fully integrated biopharmaceutical company.

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Cytokinetics is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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