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Senior Accountant

Mirum focuses on finding and developing drugs for difficult-to-treat liver diseases. Our programs are focused on cholestatic liver disease in children and adults.  Our drug candidates, maralixibat and volixibat, target the bile acid accumulation from cholestasis, and we believe our approach can address the underlying cause of symptoms, liver damage, and clinical outcomes. Our goal is to give families their lives back.

POSTION SUMMARY 

As the Accounting Manager for the Accounting team, you’ll work closely with the Assistant Controller to lead many aspects of accounting management and assist in the preparation of financial statements in compliance with official guidelines and requirements. You will be central in ensuring the completeness and accuracy of the monthly financial statements. You will utilize your existing accounting skills and knowledge, learn new skills, and play a key role as a member of our growing finance and accounting team.

JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform R&D accruals including manufacturing and clinical accruals
  • Assist with collaboration accounting including invoicing for cost reimbursement and FTE tracking
  • Prepare journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations for cash, prepaid expenses, fixed assets and other assets
  • Lead the monthly close process including account reconciliations/analyses for balance sheet and income statement accounts
  • Review monthly financial statements and trend analyses to ensure that all results are proper and prepared in accordance with US GAAP guidelines
  • Provide support for external financial audits and prepare schedules as needed
  • Assist with maintaining accounting and reporting policies
  • Initiate and drive process improvements for greater accuracy, financial control, and efficiency
  • Assist in preparation of US GAAP financial statements and footnotes
  • Assist with internal controls and monitor various corporate accounting policies and procedures
  • Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to participating in special projects, system improvements or ad hoc analyses/projects as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:

  • Strong US GAAP and compliance experience – biotech industry, public company application
  • Minimum 5-7 years of related accounting experience, public auditor experience (EY, Deloitte, etc)
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel
  • Hands-on experience in managing general ledger related functions, including familiarity with accounting software such as NetSuite or similar (NetSuite experience a plus)
  • Bachelor or master’s degree in accounting
  • Public company experience required
  • Research and development accounting experience preferred
  • CPA preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on the company’s success
  • A positive, self-confident and decisive work ethic with excellent communication skills in both oral and written formats, as well as excellent listening skills
  • Self-motivated and self-managed – able to think independently and creatively
  • Ability to build and scale processes with strong analytical skills
  • Energy to commit to a fast-paced environment
  • Must be detail oriented yet not lost in the details
  • A team player and able to support other departments to achieve objectives

To apply, please send your resume to careers@mirumpharma.com.