New ABFO Open Job Posting - Associate Director of Accounting - Kodiac Sciences

Job description
We are seeking an Associate Director of Accounting to be responsible for operational accounting and financial reporting functions, including SEC reporting requirements.   The successful candidate will be joining a Finance team whose focus is to drive value for the business and should be ready to learn and adapt quickly in a dynamic environment. The ideal candidate is energetic, technical, can work collaboratively and independently and is driven to get the job done with excellence.  This position will report to the Chief Financial Officer and will initially have no direct reports, but in the future, there is potential for building a team to support the Company’s rapid growth plans.


  • Oversee the preparation and review of disclosures and workings associated with Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filings.  These primarily include Forms 10-Q and 10-K but may include others as required. Ensure all those filings are in compliance with SEC and U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) requirements, including XBRL tagging
  • Coordinate and communicate with key stakeholders, including C-level management, external auditors, external legal counsel, and the Audit Committee
  • Research relevant accounting literature and prepare or review technical memos and guidance to ensure that the Company is in compliance with U.S. GAAP.  This includes identification of upcoming accounting pronouncements that will impact the Company, leading the implementation projects for those new standards and communicating to management, auditors, and the Audit Committee the results of those findings
  • Ensure compliance of policies and procedures in accordance with Sarbanes Oxley (“SOX”) requirements.  Also, liaise with external auditors on the coordination of SOX testing, and ensure the resolution and remediation of any issues identified
  • Assist and lead various other projects, including those related to SOX such as the implementation of control flowcharts, or other new system implementations that impact SOX or SEC reporting
  • Assist in the preparation/review of periodic accounting entries and reconciliations
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the accounting department, in partnership with the Finance Team, to ensure optimization of procedures and processes in place to produce timely and accurate financial information for management and external reporting purposes
  • Execute the implementation of new software packages, mature our systems and processes, and support company growth
  • Provides support to other teams across the company as needs arise, including special projects or ad-hoc financial analyses as required


  • 4 - 6+ years of relevant experience required. Big 4 public accounting firm and industry experience preferred, but not required
  • Advanced working knowledge of U.S. GAAP, SOX, SEC reporting and XBRL requirements
  • Active CPA license required
  • Pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry experience is preferred but not required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, advanced Excel skills
  • Experience with Oracle NetSuite and E*TRADE Equity Edge
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to anticipate events, prioritize assignments, deal with interruptions, and meet deadlines in a fast paced and growth-oriented environment
  • Strong ability to work both independently and part of a team in a detail oriented and organized approach to complete tasks
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, organizational and computer skills


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