Senior Accountant



Accounting & Finance
Austin, TX, USA · Montreal, QC, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Location: Austin, Texas or Montreal, QC, Canada

Position Description

We are looking for an experienced accountant with three to six years of experience to ensure the integrity of accounting information and to establish and maintain quality control over financial transactions and various reporting. We are an emerging biotechnology company focused on commercializing research and development in the field of oncology and orphan deceases. For the right candidate, this position offers an opportunity to grow with the company at a particularly exciting time in the company’s development.


  • Produce error-free consolidated accounting reports under GAAP and/or IFRS
  • Overview accounts receivable and accounts payable; approve domestic and foreign payments
  • Analyze financial information and summarize financial status
  • Manage financial reporting and ensure compliance for various development grants
  • Verify and reconcile transactions
  • Prepare and analyze financial and operational reports
  • prepare reports required by regulatory agencies, banks, investors, and other external parties.
  • Support and coordinate internal and external audits
  • Improve business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Forecast expenses for budgeting and cash flow projections
  • Support filing of tax returns for US and Canada
  • Assist in vendor management and execution against existing and new contracts
  • Reports to Senior Director, Accounting and Operations

Qualifications and Experience

  • Three to six years progressively responsible senior accounting experience, preferably in the biotechnology or life sciences industry
  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures and principles
  • Strong analytical and accounting skills
  • Experience with creating consolidated financial statements and intercompany accounting
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process
  • Excellent accounting and on line banking software user and administration skills, including Quickbooks Desktop
  • Tax, payroll and reporting experience
  • Experience with GAAP and/or IFRS
  • Experience with foreign currency transactions
  • Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Accuracy and attention to details
  • The individual will be expected to work with minimal up-front guidance and take ownership of his/her work product
  • BS degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant
  • Experience with Venture Capital finance is a plus
  • Publicly traded company experience is a plus

How to Apply

Please submit your CV and cover letter in PDF format. Please indicate the position title in the subject line of your email. We will contact you should we wish to arrange a meeting to discuss this position further.