Senior Accountant

Ambrx, Inc.
La Jolla, CA, United States
Nov 24, 2020
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Ambrx is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with a mission to deliver breakthrough protein therapeutics through our proprietary technology incorporating non-natural amino acids beyond the common twenty into the protein biosynthesis, enabling site specific conjugation of payloads, pharmacokinetic extenders with proteins to create novel homogenous molecular species that is optimized for safety, efficacy and biophysical properties.
We are seeking a Senior Accountant to perform various corporate accounting functions and oversight. This position will also provide the opportunity for independent initiative and judgement to improve the accounting processes, procedures, financial reporting and growth in corporate accounting environment.
Reports to: Controller

Primary Responsibilities:
• Responsible for month-end closing process and preparation of consolidated financial
• Analysis of monthly general ledger account activity, journal entries, accruals, and reconciliation
of GL accounts.
• Calculate, analyze, and prepare journal entries for R&D contract accruals, based on CMO and
CRO agreements. Liaise with internal and external project managers for monthly analysis and to
resolve issues.
• Calculate, maintain, and prepare journal entries for stock-based compensation.
• Prepare bank reconciliations, using Great Plains.
• Administer Fixed Asset process, including additions and disposals, and running monthly
depreciation, using Great Plains.
• Maintain various spreadsheets, using advance Excel formulas, to support financial transactions
and analysis of various expenses.
• Participate in annual budget process and budget vs. actual reporting.
• Assist in the review of AP vouchers and help with AP process, as needed.
• Process biweekly payroll by submitting input to ADP (outside payroll vendor), including
responding to employee questions and requests relating to payroll.
• Prepare work papers for annual financial audit and related tax provision and tax return.
Correspond with external auditors and tax firm as required.
• Tax compliance support for Use Tax, Property Tax, and other city/state reporting, as needed.
• Assist in development and implementation of workflow process improvements.
• Assist with special, ad-hoc projects as needed.
• Respond to internal and external customer requests as appropriate.

Job Qualifications:
• BS degree in accounting or finance
• Active CPA preferred
• 5+ years of progressive accounting experience
• Solid understanding U.S. GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley
• Ability to research and interpret accounting guidance
• Strong knowledge and experience using Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains)
• Prior experience in payroll processing preferred
• Excellent analytical skills, attention to detail, and organization
• Advanced Excel skills (e.g. pivot tables, VLOOKUP, array formulas,)
• Ability to work independently with little supervision
• Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your resume/CV referencing the position code to Applicants whose qualifications and experiences most closely match the requirements will be reviewed. Candidates will only be contacted for evaluative discussions. Ambrx offers competitive compensations & benefits. EOE.