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

Position Summary

The Senior Accountant will be responsible for a wide variety of accounting responsibilities. The position requires that the candidate be a hands-on professional with a strong understanding of the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and financial reporting. A SOX-compliant mindset, strong leadership, analytical, and problem solving skills, and desire and ability to identify, recommend and lead improvements is also important. This positions reports to the Director, Finance.


  • Responsible for parts of the monthly financial close process which includes but is not limited to recording journal entries, reconciling balance sheet and expense accounts, and providing financial variance analysis
  • Assist with preparation and filing of quarterly reports (10-Q), annual reports (10-K), current reports (8-K), annual proxy, etc.
  • Assist with administering and accounting for the Company’s equity incentive plans, including Options, RSUs, and PRSUs
  • Identify and research treatment for complex transactions and emerging accounting standards (SEC, US GAAP, PCAOB, etc.); assist with technical memo preparation
  • Assist with management of quarterly reporting schedule and related deliverables
  • Prepare key monthly reconciliations, including clinical trial accruals, fixed asset rollforward, prepaid expenses, etc.
  • Examine contracts to summarize key terms and determine appropriate accounting treatment
  • Perform detailed review of the annual tax provision and tax return
  • Adhere to internal control procedures and maintain related documentation; assist with annual SOX walkthroughs
  • Ensure compliance with Company accounting and internal control policies as well as GAAP
  • Participate in process improvements, financial system enhancements and special projects as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field, a combination of relevant education and applicable job experience may be considered
  • At least 5 years of progressive experience in an accounting role
  • Ability to work independently, coordinating priorities to meet deadlines. Must have ability to set own pace and prioritize multiple projects and deadlines and adapt to changing work priorities
  • Results oriented with strong accounting, financial, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of US GAAP
  • Strong organization, time management skills, and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and possess the ability communicate effectively with employees of different levels
  • Excellent team work and collaboration skills
  • Ability to manage highly confidential material in an appropriate manner
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to drive results needed to achieve the company objectives in accord with core principles
  • Must have an understanding of financial accounting systems and processes
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office Suite with intermediate-to-advanced Excel skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA strongly preferred
  • Public company experience strongly preferred
  • Public accounting experience (Big 4 preferred)
  • Experience in an accounting role with a biotech/pharmaceutical company
  • Experience working in a Sarbanes-Oxley compliant control environment
  • Experience preparing SEC filings
  • Experience designing, implementing, and documenting policies and procedures in a SOX-compliant environment.
  • Experience successfully managing external auditors through quarterly reviews and year-end audits
  • Experience reviewing XBRL tagging
  • NetSuite, EquityEdge Online, and Workiva WDesk experience beneficial

The content of this position description provides a summary of the general nature of the job and may include other duties as assumed or assigned.
The Company reserves the right to change this description at any time and require the employee to perform other tasks as required due to business needs.
Cidara Therapeutics is an E-Verify Company



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