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Senior Accountant

Ovid Therapeutics
New York, NY, United States
Start date
Jul 1, 2021

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Administration, Accounting
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Pharm Country
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Jennifer Colon
Talent Acquisition Specialist at Ovid Therapeutics

OVID Therapeutics

Ovid Therapeutics Inc. is a New York-based biopharmaceutical company using its BoldMedicine® approach to develop medicines that transform the lives of patients with rare neurological disorders. We believe these disorders represent an attractive area for drug development as the understanding of the underlying biology has grown meaningfully over the last few years and today represents a substantial opportunity medically and commercially. Based on recent scientific advances in genetics and the biological pathways of the brain, we aim to identify, discover, and acquire novel compounds for the treatment of rare neurological disorders. We have built a deep knowledge of such disorders, how to treat them and how to develop the clinically meaningful endpoints required for development of a compound in these disorders. We continue to execute on our strategy to build this pipeline by discovering, in-licensing, and collaborating with leading biopharmaceutical companies and academic institutions. Ovid's emerging pipeline programs include OV329, a small molecule GABA aminotransferase inhibitor for seizures associated with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex and Infantile Spasms; OV882, a short hairpin RNA therapy approach for Angelman syndrome; OV815, a genetic therapy approach for KIF1A associated neurological disorder; and other non-disclosed research targets.

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Ovid Therapeutics is seeking a Senior Accountant to join our Finance team. The Senior Accountant will play a key role in the evolution of the finance department. Within this function, this individual will support all aspects of Finance including our technical accounting, monthly close and external reporting. As part of a collaborative team environment, this individual will be a pivotal player in the automation and enhancement of processes and will report to the Director of Accounting. The ideal candidate has a mix of public and private accounting experience, is a self-starter, proactive, and can manage multiple tasks.

Key Responsibilities

· Manage the financial close process; assign responsibility and track workflow for all month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close activities

· Ensure accuracy of all close-related work products, including journal entries, reconciliations, account rollforwards and analytics

· Help ensure technical accounting issues are properly identified and accounted for in accordance with GAAP

· Partner with Director of Accounting to ensure timely and accurate preparation of quarterly 10Qs, annual 10K and other required filings

· Comply with internal controls related to financial close; ensure internal control narratives, flowcharts and control matrices remain current with the company's current practices and operations

· Collaborate with purchasing and accounts payable to review purchase orders, ensure accurate coding of expenses, and monitor payments to vendors

· Serve as point of contact for internal and external auditors; manage quarterly reviews, year-end financial audits, SOX controls testing and other all audit initiatives

· Provide support for tax filings, tax provisions and other statutory filings

· Assist with system implementations, changes, and upgrades as necessary

· Support Director of Accounting on ad hoc projects, as necessary


· BA/BS in Accounting

· 5+ years of relevant experience including a minimum of 3 years of public accounting experience

· Proficiency with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

· Strong technical accounting and analytical skills

· Previous exposure to multiple ledgers (A/P, AR, General, Fixed Assets…)

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

· Ability to learn quickly and manage multiple, competing priorities while maintaining a high degree of accuracy

· Experience with enterprise accounting software


· CPA or CPA track preferred

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