New ABFO Member Open Financial Posting - Senior 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. Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills and desire and ability to maintain strong SOX-compliant processes are also important. This position reports to the Senior Director, Finance, Controller.


  • Responsible for completing monthly close processes, including preparing and posting journal entries and maintaining balance sheet reconciliations, in an accurate and timely manner
  • Prepare and coordinate month-end accrual estimates, including reviewing new and amended contracts to determine appropriate accounting treatment and coordinating with internal and external stakeholders regarding costs and activities incurred
  • Prepare month-end reconciliations and related journal entries for fixed assets, prepaid expenses, cash and investments, ASC 842 leases, debt, equity roll-forward, and other accruals
  • Process bi-monthly payroll
  • Assist the SEC Reporting Manager in preparing SEC filings (10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, etc.)
  • Prepare monthly debt compliance materials
  • Assist in system implementation projects to streamline processes
  • Drive process improvements and implement new methods to simplify and streamline daily accounting and monthly close activities while promoting and maintaining a strong control environment
  • Correspond with external auditors regarding quarterly review and annual audit testing procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a related field
  • At least 3 years’ experience in accounting, preferably at a public biotech company
  • Intermediate experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • A high attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, managing multiple priorities to meet deadlines
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, including accrual-based accounting

Preferred Qualifications  

  • CPA
  • Public company experience
  • 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
  • NetSuite and Paylocity experience

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 EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer and an E-Verify Company 

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Interested candidates please apply online using this link.

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