Title: Accounting Manager


Department: Finance/Accounting


Reports to: Executive Director Technical Accounting & External Reporting


Overview: Aridis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel, differentiated therapies for infectious diseases. Complementing the product pipeline is a disruptive platform technology to discover rare, potent human monoclonal antibodies from patients. Our scientists and leadership team have a proven track record of innovation and successful drug development of therapeutic candidates from early discovery to commercial implementation.


The Company’s mission is to introduce much needed innovations to infectious disease treatment using an anti-infective product portfolio that includes four (4) clinical stage and two preclinical drug candidates.  Our antimicrobial product candidates are highly differentiated from conventional antibiotics in mechanisms of action and are being developed using clinical study designs that allow for clear demonstration of superiority over standard of care antibiotics.


Manage the month-end, quarter-end and year-end accounting close process and ensure close process is performed in a timely and accurate manner
Perform month-end close activities related to major balance sheet accounts such as Cash and Cash Equivalents, Investments, Payroll and Related Benefits, Accrued Expenses, including Clinical Trial Accruals, and Equity
Prepare and post journal entries and prepare accounts reconciliations
Design and maintain clinical trial accrual models in MS Excel
Liaise with multiple departments, CROs, and vendors monthly regarding:
overall progress of clinical trials to budget,
completion of work at period end by CROs, labs, and other vendors, and
number of patient visits completed and site costs incurred
Collaborate with clinical operations and contracts to gain an understanding of drafted contracts and work orders for planned projects
Analyze invoice data and compare to budget, contracts, and work orders to derive needed accruals or prepaid expenses at each period end
Update budgets and forecasts and provide budget vs actual analysis for areas of responsibility
Review posted vendor invoices for accuracy of input
Support internal and external audit requirements related to specific areas of responsibilities and prepare supporting documentation for SEC filings as needed.
Assist in the design and implementation of corporate accounting policies and procedures and assist in SOX implementation


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
4+ years relevant professional experience is required (mix of private and public experience preferred)
Pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry experience is a plus
Clinical trial activity, modeling and accrual process experience is a plus
CPA is preferred
Strong understanding of U.S. GAAP accounting and reporting and SOX requirements
Strong analytical, creative problem solving, organizational and project management skills
High degree of dedication to improvement and strong sense of ownership
Initiative to implement changers and curiosity to enhance knowledge and skills,
Team player, have the ability to work independently and willingness to take on challenges in a r and dynamic environment
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to interact effectively with management, team, peers, cross-functional teams and business partners
Extensive knowledge and use of Microsoft Excel
QuickBooks experience is preferred
Experience with ERP & Payroll System implementation