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


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


  • 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 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 aTyr Pharma, Inc. is an EEO employer.