New ABFO Open Financial Posting - Kura Oncology - Sr. Manager, Finance


San Diego, CA

Are you ready to join a team committed to making a meaningful impact on cancer treatment through the discovery and development of precision medicines? At Kura Oncology, you have an opportunity to be a part of something bigger, with a lasting impact that you can be proud of.

At Kura Oncology, we are working to change the paradigm and improve the science of cancer treatment. As an organization, we strive to cultivate a diverse and talented professional culture driven to develop precision medicine therapeutics.

As we continue to build a leading biotech organization with a strong culture, a patient-focused mindset and a team focused on relentless execution, we are looking for innovative, passionate professionals to join us and make our vision a reality.

To succeed at Kura, you will need to have a demonstrated ability for excellence in drug discovery and development and a roll-up your sleeves attitude. The ideal candidate will possess a values-driven work style where integrity and grit drive all behaviors, decisions, and actions.

This position reports to the Director, Finance.


SEC and Financial Reporting Duties:

  • Produce all SEC financial reporting, including drafting and filing, of Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, annual Proxy Statement, Section 16 filings and other forms as required.
  • Review and manage XBRL tagging related to SEC filings.
  • Prepare tie-outs, disclosure checklists, D&O questionnaires.
  • Plan and coordinate reporting calendar with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with various departments to ensure all financial and non-financial disclosures are complete and accurate.
  • Support financial statement audit including responding to requests and inquiries from auditors.

General Accounting Duties:

  • Prepare Black-Scholes valuation and corresponding journal entries for stock-based compensation and ESPP expense.
  • Produce various quarterly and year-end equity and stock-based compensation reports and analyses for SEC disclosure and other purposes.
  • Perform close activities including preparing or reviewing journal entries and reconciliations for various transactions and accounts including but not limited to equity, leases, and accrued R&D (CMC) contracts, fixed assets, prepaid expenses, accruals, and related parties.
  • Collaborate with contract/project owners to gain an understanding of contracts and work orders to ensure proper accounting.
  • Prepare internal financial reports/analysis and maintain reporting templates in NetSuite and Solution 7.
  • Support the implementation and maintenance of Sarbanes/Oxley internal control certification requirements.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned or required


  • BA/BS in Accounting or Finance, plus a minimum seven years of accounting and public accounting experience preferred
  • CPA certification preferred
  • Experience in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry is a plus.
  • Knowledge of GAAP, SEC and financial reporting, stock-based compensation, and general ledger required.
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Outlook is required. Advanced knowledge in Excel is a plus.
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to prioritize workflow, work independently and as a team member.
  • Experience with ActiveDisclosure or SEC reporting software required.
  • Experience with financial accounting systems. Equity Edge, NetSuite, Coupa, ADP and UKG is a plus.
  • Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced, multi-functional team environment and having a proactive mindset
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Kura’s Values that are used for candidate selection and performance assessments:

  • We work as one for patients
  • We are goal-focused and deliver with excellence
  • We are science-driven courageous innovators
  • We strive to bring out the best in each other and ourselves

The Kura Package

  • Career advancement/ development opportunities
  • Competitive comp package
  • Bonus
  • 401K + Employer contributions
  • Generous stock options
  • ESPP Plan
  • 20 days of PTO to start
  • 14 Holidays + 3 Floater Holidays (Including Winter Break)
  • Generous Benefits Package with a variety of plans available with a substantial employer match
  • Paid Paternity/Maternity Leave
  • In-Office Catered lunches
  • Home Office Setup
  • Cell Phone and Wellness Stiped
  • Commuter Stipend (Boston Office)
  • Regular employee social activities, including happy hours, monthly birthday celebrations, Kura Koffee Talks, and much more!

Kura Oncology is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing personalized therapeutics for the treatment of solid tumors and blood cancers. The company’s diverse pipeline consists of small molecules that target cancer signaling pathways where there is a strong scientific and clinical rationale to improve outcomes by identifying those patients most likely to benefit from treatment. Kura Oncology’s approach to drug development is focused on rapidly translating novel science into life-saving medicines. Our goal is to help patients with cancer lead better, longer lives. Kura Oncology has offices in San Diego, California, and Boston, Massachusetts.

Kura’s pipeline consists of Tipifarnib and ziftomenib. Tipifarnib is a farnesyl transferase inhibitor that recently received Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) for the treatment of patients with certain head and neck cancers that carry HRAS mutations. Tipifarnib will also be evaluated in combination with an inhibitor of PI3Kalpha to treat between 20-50% of patients with HNSCC, the 7th largest cancer worldwide. ziftomenib is an inhibitor of the menin/MLL interaction, which is are critically important for survival, growth, and proliferation leukemic blasts. Kura recently presented preliminary clinical data for ziftomenib at the 2020 American Society of Hematology (ASH) meeting that demonstrated that it demonstrates favorable safety and tolerability and compelling evidence of activity in genetically defined AML patients.

Kura Oncology is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 


Interested candidates, please get more information and apply online with this link.

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