New ABFO Open Financial Posting - Assistant Controller, AN2 Therapeutics, In.


AN2 Therapeutics, Inc. (AN2) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel anti-infective medicines for patients with rare, chronic infectious diseases – including global and neglected tropical diseases – that have significant unmet medical needs for new therapies. Founded by a team of experienced industry leaders in infectious diseases drug research and development, we strive to provide patients with treatments that will restore their health and enable them to live productive lives. AN2 is a mission-driven company with a passion for improving global public health and a vision to accelerate development of novel medicines to treat serious infectious diseases and save lives worldwide. We believe our company thrives when all employees share this mission.

AN2 is seeking an Assistant Controller who will be responsible for oversight and direction of day-to-day accounting operations. This position requires a hands-on approach to coaching and mentoring and will be critical in designing and implementing first-class accounting processes to support our company’s growth. This position reports to the Vice President, Corporate Controller.


  • Lead the preparation of the Company’s financial statements, transitioning from private to public company reporting.
    • Own monthly/quarterly/annual financial close, including the development of processes and procedures to ensure completeness, timeliness, and accuracy in financial reporting.
    • Prepare and/or review monthly journal entries, including entries related to clinical and preclinical accruals and stock compensation.
    • Manage the payroll and stock plan administration function, reviewing the processing and recording of the semi-monthly payroll.
    • Review for accurate and timely month-end balance sheet reconciliations.
    • Implement accounting policies and reporting necessary to conform to GAAP.
    • Retain, hire, and develop additional staff as needed in general accounting and accounts payable.
    • Assist in the evaluation of accounting and internal control systems and help establish and maintain internal controls and disclosure controls.
    • Oversee federal, state, and local tax return preparation as well as tax provision.
    • Act as a liaison for external auditors.
    • Provide support for Audit Committee and Board presentations as needed.
    • Maintain knowledge of FASB pronouncements that impact the Company.
    • Maintain a basic understanding of the Company’s Corporate and R&D operations.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Demonstrate communication and collaboration skills with an ability to manage and influence stakeholders in a matrix environment effectively
  • Exercise good judgment and make decision that is appropriate for the organization
  • Results-driven, take initiative and ownership to accomplish work
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility and embrace change in a dynamic, rapidly growing environment
  • Strive for continuous improvement and embrace innovative ideas in daily work

REQUIREMENTS (Education and Experience)

  • BA in Accounting or Finance.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.
  • 8+ years of progressive accounting experience.
  • Mix of public and private biotech/pharmaceutical company experience.
  • Knowledge of SEC rules and experience with SEC filings, including 10-Qs and 10-Ks, and XBRL tagging of related content, desired.
  • Broad knowledge of GAAP and SEC reporting requirements.
  • Experience with SOX 404, for compliance with Section 302 and Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, desired.
  • Clinical trial and stock-based compensation accounting experience.
  • Demonstrated success leading and mentoring a team.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent decision-making, problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Enjoys working independently as well as in a fast-paced, scientific-oriented environment.
  • Systems implementation experience desired.

By joining our small, highly-dedicated and motivated team, you will experience a culture that is inclusive, supportive, and humble, yet challenging. We set our egos aside to collaborate for the benefit of the team, and most importantly, the patients in need of new therapeutic options. AN2 is a company with a passion for improving global public health. We approach our business using a double bottom line strategy – with the intention of a fiscal and social return - this is reflected in our Core Values and is the foundation of our company’s culture. We employ the industry’s best to create a corporate culture that is fun, humble, respectful, and fulfilling, and where employees feel that they are making a difference and feel inspired to bring their passion to work.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, or ability status. We will ensure that individuals who are differently abled are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment as provided to other applicants or employees. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Our open positions are managed through our Human Resources department. Unsolicited resumes from recruiting agencies, in advance of a specified agreement, will not be accepted. Resumes sent directly to our employees or our consultants from recruiting organizations will also not be accepted as referrals and do not obligate us to pay fees.

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* AN2 Therapeutics is based in Menlo Park, CA, but employees are currently working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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