New ABFO Open Job Posint - Associate Director, Revenue & Financial Reporting, ACADIA Pharmaceuticals
Department: Finance
FLSA Status: Exempt

This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  It is not intended to include all duties & responsibilities.


ACADIA is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative medicines to address unmet medical needs in central nervous system disorders. ACADIA has developed and is commercializing the first and only medicine approved for the treatment of hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson’s disease psychosis. In addition, ACADIA has ongoing clinical development efforts in additional areas with significant unmet need, including dementia-related psychosis, schizophrenia inadequate response, schizophrenia-negative symptoms, major depressive disorder and Rett syndrome.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Senior Director, Controller, this position leads all aspects of SEC reporting, technical accounting and research, SOX compliance, and revenue accounting. 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 a technical, detail-oriented licensed CPA with biotechnology or pharmaceutical and Big four audit experience that can work collaboratively and independently and is driven to get the job done with excellence.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:

  • SEC Reporting
    • Responsible for preparation of, and timely filing of, the Company’s Forms 10-Q and 10-K, including XBRL tagging
    • Manages external auditors and supports the quarterly reviews and annual audit, including preparation of audit schedules and responding to auditor inquiries, ensuring timely completion and filings
    • Prepares and communicates the quarterly SEC reporting calendar with key timelines to the external auditors and management team
    • Works closely with the legal department to prepare and file Forms 8-K, the annual proxy filings, and other regulatory filings as needed, and assists with compiling information for the annual D&O questionnaires
    • Works closely with the investor relations department to support drafting and review of earnings releases and earnings call scripts
  • Technical Accounting and Research
    • Researches and prepares white papers on the accounting treatment for various topics as needed, including revenue recognition, lease accounting, business combinations, etc.
    • Supports the accounting team with the implementation of new accounting standards and other complex accounting areas, such as the new lease accounting standard and stock-based compensation
  • SOX Compliance
    • Leads the Company’s SOX compliance efforts
    • Maintains the Company’s internal control documentation and implements new controls as necessary
    • Manages the Company’s SOX consultants, including coordinating, testing and reviewing related workpapers and ensures the resolution and remediation of any issues identified
  • Revenue Accounting
    • Performs all aspects of accounting related to the Company’s product revenue, including determining gross-to-net adjustments, working with the Company’s external 3PL to resolve any discrepancies, performing revenue related account reconciliations including assisting the Access & Reimbursement team with their monthly reconciliations
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Assists with special, ad-hoc projects as requested


  • Active CPA license required with at least 3 years of audit experience with top-tier accounting firm and 5 years of progressive SEC reporting experience
  • Strong and extensive knowledge of SEC Reporting and US GAAP
  • Strong Sarbanes-Oxley and PCAOB internal controls knowledge
  • Experience working in a commercial life science company is preferred
  • Experience with SEC reporting tools/platforms such as Active Disclosure is preferred
  • Experience with Great Plains/Microsoft Dynamics and Management Reporter is preferred
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated, proactive and able to quickly adapt to change


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