New ABFO Member Company Open Job Posting - Aridis Pharmaceuicals, Inc., Sr. Accountant and Clinical Trial Expert



Aridis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ( is a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, based in Los Gatos, CA, focused on the development of novel, differentiated therapies for infectious diseases. Complementing the product pipeline is a disruptive platform technology to discover rare, potent human monoclonal antibodies from patients. Our scientists and leadership team have a proven track record of innovation and successful drug development of therapeutic candidates from early discovery to commercial implementation.

The Company’s mission is to introduce much needed innovations to infectious disease treatment using an anti-infective product portfolio that includes four clinical stage and two preclinical drug candidates.  Our antimicrobial product candidates are highly differentiated from conventional antibiotics in mechanisms of action and are being developed using clinical study designs that allow for clear demonstration of superiority over standard of care antibiotics.

Aridis is looking for a senior accounting professional with strong understanding of clinical trial accruals. Prior experience owning the clinical trial process is a must, i.e., clinical trial model creation and accrual preparation. The best candidate has a high sense of urgency, strictly adheres to close timelines, and comfortable working with all the key internal and external clinical trial teams. This person will assist the company in improving the current clinical trial models and processes and be responsible for preparing all clinical trial and research accruals at quarter end, and will collaborate with the clinical operations teams, project management, and finance/accounting.


• Work with multiple clinical operation teams, CROs, CMO’s, and vendors monthly regarding:

  • overall progress of clinical trials,
  • completion of work at period end by CROs, CMO’s, labs, and other vendors, and
  • number of patient visits completed, and site costs incurred, including investigator fees

• Collaborate with clinical operations to gain an understanding of all contracts around all clinical trial projects
• Improve, design and maintain clinical trial accrual models in MS Excel
• Propose automated solutions to accrual model and accounting for future consideration
• Assist the senior finance team in the review of clinical and research contracts
• Analyze invoice data and compare to contracts and change orders to derive needed accruals and/or prepaid expenses at each period end
• Compile monthly account reconciliations and work with FP&A on detailed clinical rollforwards
• Prepare reports and presentations to management on the status of each accrual area
• Document desktop procedures and perform required steps under SOX for each quarter/month-end close
• Aid senior finance team on ad hoc projects as needed


• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
• 12+ years relevant professional experience in pharmaceutical of biotechnology industry is required
• Experience working for a publicly traded company is required, preferably in a SOX 404(b) environment
• Knowledge of clinical drug development process and operational aspects of clinical studies is required
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong communication, planning and organizational skills, high attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously is required
• Extensive knowledge and use of Microsoft Excel
• FP&A background highly desirable
• Ability to self-motivate and work independently to meet timelines is required
• Must be eligible to work in the U.S. on an unrestricted basis

Aridis Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment.

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Interested candidates, please contact Guy Shields,

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