New ABFO Member open financial posting - Design Therapeutics, Inc., Accounting Manager


Design Therapeutics is a biotechnology company developing a new class of genomic medicines based on our platform of gene targeted chimera (GeneTAC ™) small molecules. GeneTAC molecules are designed to either turn-on or turn-off specific disease-causing genes to address the underlying cause of disease. The company’s lead program is focused on the treatment of Friedreich ataxia, followed by a program in myotonic dystrophy type-1 and discovery efforts for multiple other serious degenerative disorders caused by nucleotide repeat expansions.  


Under direction of the Controller, the Accounting Manager will be a key member of the Finance team in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. The Accounting Manager will ensure accurate and timely processing and recording of the company’s financial transactions and ensure compliance with internal controls.  A successful candidate should be capable of producing accurate and timely work products, possess a strong work ethic and be a team player.


  • Oversee and perform the month end close process, including preparing account reconciliations, overhead allocations, and journal entries while ensuring the records and financial statements are in compliance with US GAAP.
  • Supervise Accounts Payable staff and manage process and procedures   Monitors controls to ensure compliance with SOX.
  • Calculate, analyze, and prepare journal entries for Research and Development (R&D) contract accrual models, based on Contract Manufacturing (CMO) and Clinical Research (CRO) agreements.
  • Liaise with internal and external project managers for monthly analysis and to resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Review and verify payroll with Finance & HR teams
  • Responsible for Fixed Asset process, including additions and disposals, and depreciation.
  • Compile financial work papers for quarterly reviews and annual audit.
  • Maintain various spreadsheets, using advanced Excel formulas and pivot tables, to support financial transactions and analysis of various expenses.
  • Preparation of returns for Use Tax, Personal Property Tax, and other city/state reporting, as needed.
  • Develop and implement workflow process improvements and internal controls, including documentation of desktop procedures.
  • Assist with special, ad-hoc projects as needed.
  • Respond to internal and external customer requests as appropriate.

 Education and Experience

  • BS degree in accounting or finance.
  • Active CPA preferred.
  • 6+ years of combined public accounting and biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry experience. 
  • Minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience of the Accounts Payable function.
  • Previous experience with clinical trial, research and development, and outsourced manufacturing accounting.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the job duties as listed above is acceptable.
  • Excellent analytical skills, attention to detail, and organization.
  • Advanced Excel skills (e.g. pivot tables, VLOOKUP, etc.).
  • Ability to quickly learn and utilize various software applications to complete assigned tasks.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work autonomously, managing complex responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on cross-functional teams
  • Excellent professional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with as Quickbooks and NetSuite preferred. ADP payroll a plus.

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