Senior Financial Reporting Analyst

About Us

aTyr Pharma is a biotherapeutics company engaged in the discovery and development of innovative medicines based on novel biological pathways. aTyr’s research and development efforts are concentrated on a newly discovered area of biology, the extracellular functionality and signaling pathways of tRNA synthetases. aTyr has built a global intellectual property estate directed to a potential pipeline of protein compositions derived from 20 tRNA synthetase genes and their extracellular targets. aTyr’s primary focus is ATYR1923, a clinical-stage product candidate which binds to the neuropilin-2 receptor and is designed to down-regulate immune engagement in inflammatory lung diseases. aTyr is publicly traded on Nasdaq under the symbol “LIFE”. For more information, please visit


Patients and their challenges provide tremendous drive and meaning to what we do at aTyr. We seek a talented and successful individual that deeply desires to participate in our process to make medicines that change a patient’s life forever.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in preparation of SEC filings, including but not limited to: 10-Q, 10-K, proxy statement, 8-K and Section 16 filings
  • Assist in technical accounting for complex transactions
  • Assist in financial planning and analysis activities including preparation of the annual budget, quarterly forecasts, and long-range planning
  • Meet with operational management to review budget vs. actual results
  • Manage updates to the Company’s SOX compliance documentation including Control Matrices, Process Narratives, and flowcharting of SOX processes
  • Coordinate with external SOX service provider walkthroughs, testing and process reviews
  • Develop strong relationships with internal business partners and act as a subject matter expert in the design and implementation of controls and remediation of control gaps
  • Assist accounting for all equity plan activity, including stock-based compensation expense
  • Participate in ad-hoc projects
  • Generate monthly financial statement reports
  • Assist in preparation of the budget templates and roll-up’s
  • Assist accounting for all equity plan activity, including stock-based compensation expense
  • Participate in ad-hoc projects


  • Must be a CPA or CPA candidate
  • Possess 2-3 years Big 4 audit experience or experience with a public Biotech company
  • Experience with budget and forecast templates
  • Possess technical expertise related to Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, COSO Framework, Internal Audit and Internal Controls
  • Experience in end-to-end project management, controls evaluation, and cross-functional collaboration
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Self-motivated, proactive and detail oriented
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications

Further Recruiting Information

For additional information about aTyr Pharma, please visit our website at aTyr Pharma, Inc. is an EEO employer.

In addition to a competitive compensation package with stock options and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan, aTyr Pharma also offers a comprehensive benefits package for our employees and their families, which includes medical, dental, life, disability and a 401(k) matching contribution.

For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter referencing job #188AP to aTyr Pharma, Inc. is an EEO employer.