New ABFO Member Company Open Financial Posting, Accounting Manager, Artiva Biotherapeutics


About Artiva:

Artiva Biotherapeutics, Inc. is a clinical stage biotech company headquartered in San Diego. Our mission is to deliver highly effective, off-the-shelf, allogeneic, natural killer (NK) cell-based therapies that are safe and accessible to cancer patients. Our therapies have the potential to treat both hematological and solid tumors. These NK cell therapies are intended to address the limitations of CAR-T cell therapies, including safety, scale of production, and off-the-shelf access. Our established “Manufacturing-First” approach has enabled us to produce, store, and ship our product candidates and make them accessible like traditional protein biologic therapies. Artiva has raised approximately $200 million from a group of leading life sciences investors and announced a major collaboration with Merck in 2021.

The Opportunity:
The Accounting Manager will report to the VP of Finance & Corporate Controller and be responsible for a wide variety of accounting responsibilities. The position requires a strong understanding of the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and financial reporting. Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills with the desire and ability to grow.

The Location:
San Diego

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for completing monthly close processes, including preparing and posting journal entries and maintaining balance sheet reconciliations in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Calculate accurate expense recognition for financial close, including clinical trial and other R&D accruals. 
  • Review new and amended contracts to determine appropriate accounting treatment and coordinate with internal and external stakeholders regarding costs and activities incurred.
  • Oversee Accounts Payable function, ensuring all transactions and cash disbursements are consistent with our accounting policies and procedures. Identify and implement process improvements for the procure-to-pay workflow.
  • Record revenue in accordance with ASC 606 and ASC 808. Partner with Business Development to establish a timeline for contracts and milestones.
  • Correspond with external auditors regarding quarterly review and annual audit testing procedures.
  • Assist in system implementation projects to streamline processes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting required
  • At least 3 years’ experience in accounting
  • Advanced 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
  • Experience in an accounting role with a biotech/pharmaceutical company
  • Experience preparing or reviewing clinical trial accruals strongly preferred

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA strongly preferred
  • Public company experience is strongly preferred
  • Public accounting experience (Big 4 preferred)
  • NetSuite experience a plus

Why you should apply:
We have a fantastic team and philosophy! We are passionate – we deeply care about our team, our science, and improving the lives of cancer patients. We are tenacious – laser-focused on our mission and undeterred in our commitment to deliver life-saving medicines for cancer patients.  We are innovative - pushing into new frontiers for patient benefit.  We are transparent - believers in flat, accessible, and open communication paths.  We are inclusive – committed to the diversity of our team and ensuring that all voices are heard.  

In addition to a great culture, we offer:

  • A beautiful new facility to be launched in 2022
  • An entrepreneurial, highly collaborative, and innovative environment
  • Comprehensive benefits, including:
    • Medical, Dental, and Vision
    • Group Life Insurance
    • Long Term Disability (LTD)
    • 401(k) Retirement Plan
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    • Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • Company paid holidays, including the year-end holiday week
    • Our recognition program,, is where you can trade in points earned for things you want.

If all this speaks to you, come join us on our journey!

Artiva Biotherapeutics is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Association of Bioscience Financial Officers

Interested candidates, please contact Raquel Marques, Director, Talent Acquisition at

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