Senior Accountant

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 http://www.atyrpharma.com.

Overview

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 close procedures (monthly, quarterly and annual), including preparation and review of journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Manage fixed asset entries, reconciliation and tracking
  • Manage prepaid expense amortization entries and reconciliation
  • Assist accounting manager with clinical trial accrual analyses
  • Assist accounting manager with payroll related entries
  • Assist with internal and external audit requests and indirect tax filing support
  • Participate in ad-hoc projects and engage in continuous improvement of accounting processes

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business
  • Possess 3-5 years of month-end accounting close experience in the biotech/pharma industry
  • Strong understanding of US GAAP and SOX
  • Experience with Microsoft GP is a plus
  • 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 www.atyrpharma.com. 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 #204TB to jobs@atyrpharma.com. aTyr Pharma, Inc. is an EEO employer.