New ABFO Member Open Financial Posting - Senior Accountant, BioAtla, Inc.


Join BioAtla Inc.! We are seeking motivating individuals who are passionate about bringing new cancer medicines to patients.
This an exciting time to join BioAtla, Inc, a clinical stage biotechnology pharmaceutical company with a robust portfolio of assets targeting cancer. We are in search of a Senior Accountant to join our team to perform monthly close procedures.

Senior Accountant

Develops, implements and/or maintains one or more accounting systems.  Prepares journal entries; maintains and reconciles general ledger accounts.  Provides records of assets, liabilities and other financial transactions.  Prepares profit and loss, income and balance sheet statements.  Maintains receipts and disbursement reports.  Prepare reports and tax returns.  Ensures accuracy and compliance with all accounting regulations.  Interpret reports and records for managers.  Implement accounting process improvements and document policies and procedures.   

Position is in San Diego, CA.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the monthly, quarterly and annual close process by preparing journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Manage accrued expenses; including significant clinical accruals.
  • Manage monthly bank reconciliations, including international accounts, as necessary.
  • Support financial statement audits and reviews; prepare schedules and workpapers. 
  • Assist with annual budgeting process and forecast updates.
  • Backup for accounts payable, as necessary.
  • Support Senior Accounting Manager, Controller and CFO, as applicable, with other duties as needed.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business. Accounting degree is preferred. 
  • Minimum five years accounting work experience, preferably in a biotech.
  • Sarbanes Oxley compliance and public company experience; clinical trial experience a plus. 
  • Solid GAAP knowledge.
  • Strong MS Excel and MS Office capabilities and experience with ERP software.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Effective communicator with good verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work independently with direction and guidance
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask in an ever-changing environment

About BioAtla®

BioAtla® is a cancer immunotherapy company that uses its proprietary next generation protein discovery and evolution platform to develop safer and more potent antibody and cell-based therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. The culmination of our protein technologies and more than 150 issued patents and patent applications is our Conditionally Active Biologics™ (CAB) platform, whereby monoclonal antibodies or other biologics can be engineered for selective conditional activation, for example preferential binding under the unique conditions of the tumor microenvironment. This improvement in tumor selectivity helps address the issue of on-target toxicity and improves therapeutic index. BioAtla® is applying these technologies in our own pipeline and in partnerships to ultimately deliver better immunotherapies for cancer.

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