New ABFO Member Open Financing Posting - Assistant Controller, Cidara Therapeutics


Position Summary 

We are seeking a highly motivated and energetic individual to join our team. The Assistant Controller will be responsible for oversight and direction of day-to-day accounting operations and will be directly responsible for overseeing the SOX compliance program. This position requires a hands-on approach to coaching and mentoring and will be critical in designing and implementing first-class accounting processes to support our company’s growth. This position reports to the Senior Director of Finance, Controller.


  • Own monthly/quarterly/annual financial close, including the development of processes and procedures to ensure completeness, timeliness, and accuracy in financial reporting.
  • Accurate and timely review of all critical month-end close reconciliations and related journal entries, including clinical and preclinical accruals, revenue recognition, and stock compensation.
  • Provide supervision and support to all direct reports and other staff in the following areas: general accounting, payroll, compliance, and accounts payable.
  • Lead the evaluation of accounting and internal control systems and establish and maintain internal controls and disclosure controls for compliance with Section 302 and Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
  • Support the preparation of required quarterly financial statement disclosures and other SEC filings (10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, Proxy, etc.).
  • Maintain knowledge of FASB pronouncements, SEC rules, and regulatory compliance issues that impact the company. Implement accounting policies that conform to GAAP and SEC rules as appropriate.
  • Oversee federal, state, and local tax return preparation as well as tax provision.
  • Coordinate with external auditors on quarterly reviews, annual audits, and Sarbanes-Oxley testing and compliance.
  • Provide support for Audit Committee and Board presentations.
  • Support efforts to improve accounting processes and systems to obtain operational efficiencies and produce accurate and timely financial information.
  • Build working relationships with other departmental managers.
  • Maintain a basic understanding of the company’s science.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA in Accounting or Finance, a combination of relevant education and applicable job experience may be considered.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
  • 8 to 10 years of progressive accounting experience.
  • Public biotech/pharmaceutical company experience.
  • Broad knowledge of GAAP and SEC reporting requirements.
  • Knowledge of and experience with SOX 404, clinical trial accounting, stock-based compensation, and revenue recognition.
  • Demonstrated success leading and mentoring a team.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent decision-making, problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, scientific-oriented environment.

Preferred Qualifications  

  • Public accounting experience
  • Systems implementation experience
  • Expertise and applicable experience with revenue recognition (ASC 606 and ASC 808)

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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