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Sr. Accountant, Technical Accounting & SEC Reporting

Position Summary:

Achaogen is seeking an organized and driven Senior Accountant, Technical Accounting and SEC Reporting to join our growing team. The position reports to the Technical Accounting Manager and will be key in the implementation of the new revenue recognition standard (ASC 606) and inventory costing methodologies as well as preparing all SEC filings.


Essential Functions:

  • Participate in the implementation of the new revenue recognition standard (ASC 606) and assist in refining revenue accounting processes and procedures including gross-to-net
  • Participate in the development of inventory costing methodologies and the accounting processes and procedures over inventory management
  • Prepare all SEC filings, including forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, the proxy and other reporting material as required
  • Perform research and prepare position papers for technical accounting transactions and implementation of new accounting standards
  • Prepare journal entries, accruals and reconciliations for assigned accounts
  • Ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (“SOX”) requirements through developing and maintaining strong internal controls over financial reporting and other technical accounting areas
  • Assist with external and internal auditors to ensure timely completion of audit requests and aid in the research and analysis of audit issues raised
  • Work cross functionally with accounting, finance, sales and other various business owners
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis and support for general financial operations to support business growth


Required Experience:

  • CPA with 2+ years of progressive working experience in a public company
  • BS/BA in Accounting or Business related, MBA or Master’s in Accounting preferred
  • Application of US GAAP, SEC Reporting and SOX Compliance


Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Prior experience in biopharmaceutical industry and/or Big 4 public accounting
  • Experience with federal government contracts and accounting methods and DCAA auditing procedures preferred


You Bring:

  • Ability to articulate accounting and controls concepts, facilitating consensus and adoption of policies, processes and accounting treatments
  • Effective process and project management skills
  • Excellent teamwork and cross-departmental collaboration skills
  • Possess willingness to take on new projects and challenges
  • Independent, innovative, and creative thinker; yet detail oriented and hands on
  • Ability to multitask as needed in a high growth environment
  • Achaogen values of: integrity, transparency, scientific rigor, drive, accountability


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