Finance & Accounting

Director/Senior Director, SEC Reporting & Technical Accounting (2164-N-840-FINA)

ArsenalBio’s mission is to develop efficacious and safe cellular therapies for patients with chronic diseases, initially cancer.  Our products are being designed to herald the transition of adoptive cell therapy from a hospital based treatment to outpatient therapy, like most other cancer treatments. 

Our people are our greatest asset, they bring scientific talents in molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology, protein chemistry, computational biology, automation, genome engineering, software and other fields to make the future happen now.

The Senior Director, SEC Reporting and Technical Accounting will lead the Company’s SEC reporting and Technical Accounting function and works cross-functionally across the Company. The successful candidate also plans and helps drive the quarterly drafting and review cycle including the quarterly meetings with leaders of the business functions. The role is a key member of the Finance organization and will collaborate with department leaders on the SEC reporting processes and regulate the flow of information and supporting documentation required for accurate and timely reporting of required filings and disclosures and understand the Company’s products, services and the required regulatory reporting requirements and disclosures.  This role will report to the Controller.

What you will do:

  • Perform technical accounting research, managing external resources as needed, and prepare technical memorandums that document issues and conclusions in a clear, logical and comprehensive manner
  • Recommend, implement, maintain, and communicate accounting policies, practices and procedures to improve and ensure financial control and integrity of the Company’s financial statements
  • Lead external SEC financial reporting process, including:
  • Creating and maintaining SEC calendar
  • Preparing and publishing 10-Q and 10-K filings
  • Completing GAAP checklists and ensuring financial statements are presented in accordance with GAAP guidelines
  • Appropriate XBRL tagging
  • Managing internal and external review of all documents
  • Prepare quarterly earnings release tables and assist in preparation and review of texts and scripts for earnings releases
  • Help drive SOX implementation efforts working closely with SOX consultants. Assist in promoting a culture of awareness and adherence to internal controls within the company as a whole
  • Manage the equity accounting function, including stock-based compensation, EPS and equity account reconciliation, in connection with the company’s equity incentive plan
  • Manage tax returns and tax provision with external tax advisors
  • Maintain relationship and work closely with external auditors
  • Manage and complete special projects as necessary

  • What you will bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or economics
  • 15+ years of relevant experience (biotech/pharma industry preferred)
  • CPA required
  • S1 filing experience required
  • Big 4 experience preferred
  • Outstanding working knowledge of systems, processes, internal controls, US GAAP, PCAOB and SEC regulations
  • Strong written and verbal communicator with the ability to effectively present to and engage with a wide range of internal and external audiences
  • Energetic, hands-on, resilient leader who can partner with all levels and functions of the company and takes a consultative and collaborative approach
  • Unquestionable ethics and integrity

  • We are committed to hiring the best talent from diverse backgrounds. A diverse workforce engenders richness of thought, creativity and discovery. We invite individuals who embrace intellectual achievement to bring their unique personal and professional journeys and together we will build transformative cell therapies for cancer patients.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    To all recruitment agencies: ArsenalBio does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, or Arsenalbio employees. ArsenalBio is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


    ArsenalBio was formed by its investors and scientific founders to discover, develop and commercialize curative and safe cellular therapies for patients with life threatening diseases, initially cancer.

    We believe the most productive and secure route to achieving this goal is to build scaled platforms of technologies challenged with scientific questions to yield informative data from hypothesis driven, well controlled experiments. These data will inform the design of ambitious, best-in-class, lead compositions. Our leads will be rigorously evaluated and honed until we are convinced our matured leads, called development candidates, can be prepared for testing in needy, and vulnerable patients.

    Our products will be designed to speed the transition of cell therapy from hospital-based to outpatient treatments, increasing access to more patients at lower cost to patients, health systems, and insurers.

    To achieve this mission, we are building diverse teams of talented, curious, and caring individuals who believe in our mission and our vision to be sustainable in our business plan, our work habits, and our personal lives.

    Our values create: a foundation for mutual respect, an engaging harmony from many voices, and unselfish behavior to aid our colleagues.

    This is ArsenalBio.
    This is our Company.

    Ken Drazan, MD
    Founding CEO


    Best in Class Health & Wellness Plans

    Flexible Office Hours

    Paid Parental Leave

    Healthy Kitchen Snacks

    Daily Catered Lunches

    Free Onsite Fitness Center

    Unlimited Vacation Days

    Generous compensation and equity packages

    Commuter Benefits

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