New ABFO Open Job Posting - Sr. Accountant - BlackThorn Therapeutics

Job Description:

The Senior Accountant will serve as a key member of BlackThorn Therapeutic, Inc.’s (“BTRX”) Finance function.  Reporting to the Senior Manager, Accounting, the role will be responsible for assisting with month-end close, ensuring compliance with US GAAP, payroll operations, and assisting in the implementation of internal controls.

Job Duties:

  • Assist with month-end close duties including managing close calendar, preparing and reviewing balance sheet reconciliations, adjusting journal entries, and financial statements
  • Manage compliance calendar and primary preparer of local, state and federal compliance filings.  Serve as subject matter expert for regulatory filings.
  • Supervise 1 team member and assist with A/P and procurement process
  • Work with Accounting Assistant to prepare and analyze purchase orders monthly for use in clinical accrual work
  • Partner cross-functionally with facilities and technology teams to serve as primary reviewer of fixed assets and primary preparer of software-development cost accruals
  • Partner with professional employer organization to process payroll, ensuring payroll deadlines are met
  • Assist with month-end financial statement variance analysis, which includes comparing budgeted or forecasted results to actual results for BTRX programs and departments. 
  • Partner with FP&A to track and manage reporting on clinical trials
  • Prepare financial statements using complex Excel models as well as system exports for both cash and GAAP based reporting
  • Prepare documentation to support annual audits from external auditors and tax team
  • Research and provide recommendations on best practices for internal control processes and policies.  In partnership with Senior Manager, Accounting, develop and maintain accounting procedure manual.
  • Ensure that vendor bills and payments are processed timely, accurately, and in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Primary contact for accounts receivable and assist Senior Manager, Accounting, with treasury/investment management
  • Serve as owner of document retention policy and assist with document retention best practices
  • Assist in review of new contracts & transactions including researching technical guidance
  • Support ERP system implementation as necessary
  • Ad hoc/special projects as necessary

Job Qualifications:


  • BA/BS degree in accounting
  • CPA license preferred but not required
  • Minimum 3 years relevant professional experience, including experience in a public company or Big-4 accounting firm
  • Knowledge of US GAAP
  • Biotech, software, or healthcare industry experience is highly desired.
  • Proficient in Excel.
  • SOX 404 experience is highly desired.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills required.
  • Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced, exciting environment


Interested in this opportunity?

Interested candidates please contact Julianne Averill, Vice President, Controller at


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