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Associate Director, Accountant

Avalyn Pharma

Avalyn Pharma

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Accounting & Finance
Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Monday, February 5, 2024

  • 401(k) matching
  • Competitive salary
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Stock options plan
  • Tuition assistance
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness resources

Company Overview:

Avalyn is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing targeted therapeutics for the treatment of rare respiratory diseases including pulmonary fibrosis and other interstitial lung diseases (ILD). We are developing a pipeline of new inhaled formulations of approved medicines designed to reduce systemic exposure and deliver medication to the site of disease. Avalyn’s pipeline is led by AP01, an optimized inhaled formulation of pirfenidone, which has been assessed in 150 individuals with different forms of pulmonary fibrosis and demonstrated clinical proof-of-concept with improved efficacy and safety over existing therapies. For more information, please visit

Position Overview:

As the Associate Director, Accountant you will play a pivotal role in the company’s day to day financial needs of our organization. This position is ideal for a candidate who thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and is passionate about contributing to the growth of a small biotech company. The AD, Accountant’s primary emphasis is on recording, analyzing, reconciling and reporting accounting transactions for the company. This position works independently and conducts complex work important to the organization. To ensure the highest level of services are provided, additional duties may be assigned. Overtime may occasionally be required. This position will report to the Controller.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare financial reports.
  • Prepare federal, state, local and special tax, and regulatory returns.
  • Prepare Monthly Clinical Trial Site Accruals working directly with the Clinical Department and CROs.
  • Analyze and maintain the Contract Accrual Process.
  • Prepare various monthly account reconciliations and analysis.
  • Collaborate with various departments and the team to ensure all financial records are up to date and accurate.
  • Maintain and reconcile balance sheet and general ledger accounts.
  • Prepare general ledger journal entries.
  • Maintain the fixed asset system. Track asset assignment. Perform monthly depreciation and reconciliation of all asset accounts.
  • Provide solutions and issues in creative and effective ways.
  • Assist with month-end close process, including developing and maintaining reports and files on asset and liability account balances.
  • Assist with risk assessment and evaluation of internal controls.
  • Assist in the annual budget process and quarterly forecasts
  • Assist with annual audit.
  • Perform other accounting duties as assigned.
  • Support junior staff.

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • 5-8 years general accounting experience
  • CPA, CMA, or CIA preferred
  • Biotech experience preferred
  • Public accounting experience preferred.
  • Strong understanding of accounting principles, GAAP, and internal controls
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy, and completeness
  • Strong written, interpersonal, motivation and negotiation skills with an ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Proven organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and work well in an environment with competing demands.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and wide latitude for independent judgement.
  • Ability to plan, organize and monitor activities according to priorities, established schedules and deadlines.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Proficiency in excel spreadsheet, word processing, presentation, and web applications.
  • Knowledge of financial accounting systems

This is a remote position.

This job is no longer accepting applications

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