Job: 81-21BA

Ambrx (NYSE: AMAM) is a clinical-stage biologics company focused on discovering and developing a novel class of specific and selective engineered precision biologics, using our proprietary platform technology that allows site-specific incorporation of synthetic amino acids (SAAs) into proteins within living cells. Our product candidates are designed to overcome the inherent limitations of conventional conjugation approaches that use non-site-specific conjugation, in order to optimize for safety and efficacy benefits across multiple therapeutic classes in broad therapeutic areas.

Ambrx is seeking a highly motivated and dedicated Accounting Manager to be a key member of the Finance team in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. The Accounting Manager will ensure accurate and timely processing and recording of the company’s financial transactions and ensures compliance with internal controls.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for month-end closing process and preparation of consolidated financial statements.
  • Supervises Accounts Payable staff and manages process and procedures.
  • Analysis of monthly general ledger account activity, journal entries, accruals, and reconciliation of GL accounts.
  • Calculate, analyze, and prepare journal entries for Research and Development (R&D) contract accrual models, based on Contract Manufacturing (CMO) and Clinical Research (CRO) agreements. Liaise with internal and external project managers for monthly analysis and to resolve issues.
  • Manages consolidations and intercompany transactions.
  • Responsible for Fixed Asset process, including additions and disposals, and running quarterly depreciation, using Great Plains.
  • Prepare bank reconciliations for multiple entities, using Great Plains.
  • Supports and prepares work papers for annual financial audit and related tax provision and tax return. Correspond with external auditors and tax firm as required.
  • Maintain various spreadsheets, using advanced Excel formulas and pivot tables, to support financial transactions and analysis of various expenses.
  • Participate in annual budget process and budget vs. actual reporting.
  • Tax compliance support for Use Tax, Property Tax, and other city/state reporting, as needed.
  • Develops and implements workflow process improvements and internal controls, including documentation of desktop procedures.
  • Assist with special, ad-hoc projects as needed.
  • Respond to internal and external customer requests as appropriate.

Job Qualifications:

  • BS degree in accounting or finance.
  • Active CPA.
  • Minimum of 6+ years of progressive experience in Accounting.
  • Minimum of 2+ years of supervisory experience of the Accounts Payable function.
  • Previous experience in Biotech industry & public company experience, Big 4 or large regional experience preferred.
  • Previous experience with clinical trial, research and development, and outsourced manufacturing accounting.
  • Solid understanding of U.S. GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley.
  • Ability to research and interpret accounting guidance.
  • Strong knowledge and experience using Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains).
  • Excellent analytical skills, attention to detail, and organization.
  • Advanced Excel skills (e.g. pivot tables, VLOOKUP, array formulas etc.).
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently with little supervision and knows when to ask for advise.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your resume/CV referencing the position code to careers@ambrx.com. Applicants whose qualifications and experiences most closely match the requirements will be reviewed. Candidates will only be contacted for evaluative discussions. Ambrx offers competitive compensations & benefits. EOE.