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Senior Manager of Technical Accounting and Consolidation

Barinthus Biotherapeutics
Germantown, MD
Start date
Feb 17, 2024

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Administration, Accounting
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Details

Barinthus Biotherapeutics is a fast-growing biotech company headquartered in Harwell, UK, and listed on Nasdaq in the United States. At only seven years old we already have a development portfolio of nine programmes, a partnered product that is in commercial production which has seen more than 3 billion doses administered worldwide and an IPO behind us. We are a publicly-listed clinical stage biopharmaceutical company that spun out of the University of Oxford’s Jenner Institute, one of the most prestigious vaccine research centres in the world. We discover and develop immunotherapeutics for the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases and cancer. Our achievements include co-inventing and jointly developing our COVID-19 vaccine, Vaxzevria, which we assigned to Oxford University Innovation to facilitate the licensing of those rights to AstraZeneca. We have ongoing clinical studies exploring treatments for patients with HBV, HPV and prostate cancer, and have pre-clinical programs in coeliac disease and HPV cancer. We conduct research globally and have ambitious plans in the UK and US, where we will continue to grow our teams over the coming months and years.

The role


You will be responsible for the Group financials under US GAAP for Barinthus Biotherapeutics plc. You will report to the VP of Finance. You will be responsible for preparation of the consolidated financial information for management purposes as well as the quarterly corporate content and review of financial information included in our quarterly and annual SEC filing reporting requirements.


You will have line management responsibilities for 1 direct report, being the Financial Reporting Manager, requiring coaching and performance management of this individual. You will work closely with your peers, being the US Financial Controller and UK Financial Controller, to support on any technical or Group accounting matters and perform reviews over the local country numbers ahead of consolidating


You will also work with the broader finance team on the operation of our financial processes/systems to support the business, including the CFO, on projects including transfer pricing. 


In addition, you will oversee the maintenance of ShareWorks, our equity administration platform, and be responsible for the appropriate accounting of share-based payments across the Group.


The key tasks of the role are:


  • Responsible for the preparation of the Group consolidation and cash flow under US GAAP
  • Responsible for assessing technical accounting matters and producing accounting memos where appropriate, supported by the Financial Reporting Manager
  • Responsible for the preparation of the F-pages for the purpose of the quarterly and annual filings with the SEC, supported by the Financial Reporting Manager
  • Maintenance of share-based payments grants/exercises in Shareworks, and appropriate accounting thereof (including modifications)
  • Review activities as part of the quarterly close
  • Overall responsibility for Group tax compliance, accounting and disclosures in conjunction with the local financial controllers and supported by our external tax advisors
  • Overall responsibility for preparation and filing of local statutory accounts, supported by local financial controllers and Financial Reporting Manager
  • Responsible for working with key stakeholders to co-ordinate the preparation of corporate content, such as directors compensation, for the purpose of our SEC filings
  • Ensuring the operation and effectiveness of financial processes in accordance with SOX 404a
  • Providing technical accounting advice to the finance team and throughout the business
  • Management of external consultants
  • Lead the Group’s external audit process
  • Ad-hoc projects


Experience and education required


The successful candidate will be either a qualified CPA, a qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA/ACCA), or equivalent with over five years experience working in a finance or business role in Big 4 or a biotech/pharmaceutical/life science business.


A knowledge of and passion for the biotech industry are essential. You will have detailed working knowledge and experience of US GAAP. You will also possess a sound working knowledge of technical accounting and external reporting matters, including prior experience of group consolidation, financial close activities and SEC disclosure requirements. You will have knowledge of tax accounting and compliance matters. You will have good excel capabilities and competent with ERP system reporting processes. Knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS are desirable.


We are looking for a pro-active individual who is a self-starter and is confident to work both independently and with the team. We are looking for someone with the ability to build positive peer relationships and the ability to operate successfully in a range of environments, with the appetite to be hands on in an entrepreneurial environment and the credibility to build strong relationships at the most senior level. You will positively contribute to team spirit and build working relationships across the whole business.


This role gives ample opportunities for professional growth, including possible future expansion of team responsibilities. 


What we can offer you


Vaccitech is a great place to work. We encourage an entirely flat structure with an open door policy to the senior leadership team. Our employees agree the culture and working environment is one of the best things about our business. As part of a small high growth business you will get the opportunity to be involved in many different areas and our rapid growth trajectory means you will have the opportunity to grow with us. We offer employer funded health, dental and vision insurance; a 401k retirement plan; career development opportunities and paid time off (PTO). Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Notice to recruiters


Barinthus Biotherapeutics' internal Talent Acquisition leads recruitment and employment for Barinthus Biotherapeutics. Unsolicited resumes sent to Barinthus Biotherapeutics from recruiters do not constitute any type of relationship between the recruiter and Barinthus Biotherapeutics and do not obligate Barinthus Biotherapeutics to pay fees should we hire from those resumes. Barinthus Biotherapeutics operate a preferred list of recruitment suppliers, any and all equiries about joining us as a supplier should be directed to Barinthus Biotherapeutics' TA Team. We ask that external recruiters and/ or agencies not contact or present candidates directly to our hiring manager or employees.


Barinthus Biotherapeutics plc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel T cell immunotherapeutics that guide the immune system to overcome chronic infectious diseases, autoimmunity and cancer. The company stands apart through its broad pipeline, built around four proprietary platform technologies;ChAdOx, MVA, SNAP-TI and SNAP-CI. These platforms are enabling the company to develop antigen-specific immunotherapeutics that aim to optimize the disease-fighting capabilities of T cells and guide them towards a healthy balance. Leading the way with a passion for science embodies everything we do at Barinthus Biotherapeutics – even our new name. Barinthus was the name of the mythological navigator who guided the legendary King Arthur of Britain by ship to the island of Avalon to be healed after he was wounded. Like Barinthus, our company aims to be a strong and resilient guide, navigating those that rely on us toward better health. In this most important journey, our vessel is the power of science and our expertise to harness it in directing the immune system to help people overcome chronic infectious diseases, autoimmunity, and cancer. While our eyes are keenly focused on moving science forward, we also draw inspiration from the past. Aligning the name of our company with an Arthurian legend is a nod to our rich UK-based history as a dedicated steward of science and unwavering champion of patients. If the past is prologue for the future, then we proudly embrace the values and technological approach that continue to be the hallmark and fabric of our company – now more than ever as we blaze on as Barinthus Biotherapeutics.

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