New ABFO member company open job posting, Accounting Manager/Assistant Controller, MBX Biosciences


Location: Carmel, Indiana (or San Diego, CA)
Position Type: Full-time
Required Education: BA/BS, Accounting or Finance
Area/s of expertise desired: Accounting
Job Title: Accounting Manager/Assistant Controller

Company Overview

MBX Biosciences, Inc. is a preclinical-stage biotech company committed to creating therapies to treat rare endocrine diseases where there is inadequate treatment available. MBX’s leadership team has collaborated successfully over several decades to discover, develop, and commercialize first-in-class endocrine therapeutics. A distinguishing strength of MBX is world-class proprietary peptide drug discovery. MBX’s clinical program for its lead clinical candidate will commence in mid-2021. The company is building a pipeline of additional product candidates targeting rare endocrine disorders that are targeted to enter Phase 1 development by the end of 2021.

Job Summary

The Accounting Manager/Assistant Controller is responsible for management of the overall accounting activities within the organization; develops and maintains accounting principles, practices, and procedures, and manages the team to ensure that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner. The Accounting Manager will supervise and mentor the staff accountant; addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, financial statements, year-end audit preparation, and the support of budget and forecast activities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage all aspects of the month-end close process including all general ledger accounting and reporting activities; review of purchasing contracts; clinical trial and R&D accruals; quarterly cut-off and all supporting activities.
  • Responsible for monthly cash flow analysis including booking investment activity; maintaining adequate operating cash levels, and preparing monthly cash summary reports.
  • Responsible for a wide variety of accounting, financial, benefit and operational analyses as requested, including narrative support.
  • Responsible for establishment, operation and updating of internal controls, including narrative standard operating procedure documentation and communication thereof with employees.
  • Prepare informal monthly budget-to-actual analysis, including monthly projections.
  • Prepare quarterly financial statements, including BS, P&L, Cash Flow statements.
  • Support annual insurance renewals.
  • Prepare audit requests and collaborate with accounting firm.
  • Process payroll via Paycor, benefits, bonus calculations
  • Oversee weekly online check runs, including ACH payments and bill pays.
  • Handle vendor correspondence and inquires, support interface with service providers.
  • Supervise the activities of Accounts Payable.
  • Support VP of Finance and senior management team on special projects as needed.
  • Familiarity with SOX documentation requirements is a plus.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Desired Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Experience working with senior level managers, exercising professionalism and discretion.
  • Outstanding communication, organizational and interpersonal skills; strong customer service
  • Strong detail orientation with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Proactively manage tasks and workloads; flexible, able to adapt/adjust with short notice.
  • Capable of making good judgments, anticipate needs, and the ability to work independently.
  • Maintain positive, professional relationships with personnel at all levels of the organization.
  • Expert knowledge and proficiency with QuickBooks, Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum 8 years of experience as an accountant, preferably in pharmaceutical / biotech
  • Minimum 4 years of experience managing accounting staff.

Association of Bioscience Financial Officers

EEO Statement MBX Biosciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. MBX is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. We encourage applicants of all ages.

Interested candidates, please submit resumes to Lisa J. Redman –

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