Job: 04-22BA

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 currently seeking an Accounts Payable Manager. This position has overall responsibility for timely financial input and payment processing within the accounts payable function. The Accounts Payable Manager will maintain vendor relationships, interact with Ambrx personnel across various levels and functions, and help implement improvements to procedures and ensure compliance with our policies. This position also provides analysis and support to the accounting and finance personnel and handles special projects as they arise.

Job Description

  • Oversee process of daily invoice and credit memos recoding through the the Accounts Payable mailbox and responding to vendor inquiries in a timely manner, including saving all invoices, credit memos and vendor statements to Sharepoint
  • Identify the need for a use tax accrual on invoices at the time of entry and properly including the accrual in the proper period
  • Oversee daily Accounts Payable batches including entering invoices using 2-way and 3-way matching, reviewing your batches including invoice coding, vendor name, invoice number, invoice date, invoice amount, etc. Make any necessary adjustments and provide for review and posting.
  • Prepare weekly check runs, or as needed, including manual payments entries, preparing Prenotes, ACHs and Wires as well as banking verification of electronic payments (ACH/wires) with 3rd
  • Responsible for reconciling the credit card monthly and ensuring expenses are properly recorded
  • Prepare month-end journal entries, including but not limited to Accounts Payable accruals and prepaids amortization
  • Review and approve monthly accruals for unmatched packing slips & Use Tax.
  • Review and approve W-9s repository and distribution of 1099s and other related tax forms.
  • Assist in quarterly reviews and year end audit work by providing supporting documentation
  • Preparing monthly account reconciliations for Accounts Payable and prepaids and resolve any discrepancies in a timely manner
  • Comply with relevant internal controls, policies, and procedures
  • Monitor and analyze specific Accounts Payable operations, such as invoice research and follow up with vendor and obtaining necessary estimates for monthly Accounts Payable accruals
  • Lead the search for unrecorded liabilities at each quarter-end, to support SEC filings and related SOX compliance.
  • Assisting with Ad Hoc projects as assigned
  • Supervise the accounts payable staff to ensure timely work product consistent with Company and department goals.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of (7-10) seven to ten years experience in accounts payable, including supervisory experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent preferred and experience in the biotech industry
  • Experience with Great Plains Dynamics required
  • Intermediate-level skills using Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Detail oriented, well-organized, accurate, and able to effectively perform multiple tasks and meet set deadlines
  • Strong communication (both written and oral)
  • Must be a team-player, self-starter, and able to work with all levels of the organization
  • Experience in SOX compliance
  • Familiarity with California sales/use tax, W-9 and 1099 reporting

To be considered as an applicant, please submit your resume/CV referencing the specific position of interest and position code to careers@ambrx.com. Applicants whose qualifications and experience most closely match the requirements of the position will be reviewed. Candidates will only be contacted for evaluative discussions. Ambrx offers competitive compensation & benefits.

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.

(Job Code:  80-21BA)

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 currently seeking an Accounts Payable Specialist. This position is responsible for timely financial input and payment processing within the accounts payable function. The Accounts Payable Specialist will maintain vendor relationships, interact with Ambrx personnel across various levels and functions, and help implement improvements to procedures and ensure compliance with our policies. This position also provides analysis and support to the  accounting and finance personnel and handles special projects as they arise.

Job Description

  • Process daily invoice and credit memos received into the Accounts Payable mailbox and responding to vendor inquiries in a timely manner, including saving all invoices, credit memos and vendor statements to Sharepoint
  • Circulate and obtain invoice approval
  • Identify the need for a use tax accrual on invoices at the time of entry and properly including the accrual in the proper period
  • Prepare daily Accounts Payable batches including entering invoices using 2-way and 3-way matching, reviewing your batches including invoice coding, vendor name, invoice number, invoice date, invoice amount, etc. Make any necessary adjustments and provide the batches to the Associate Accounting Manager for review and posting
  • Prepare bi-weekly check runs, or as needed, including manual payments entries, preparing Prenotes, ACHs and Wires
  • Responsible for reconciling the credit card monthly and ensuring expenses are properly recorded
  • Prepare month-end journal entries, including but not limited to Accounts Payable accruals and prepaids amortization
  • Prepare quarterly accruals for unmatched packing slips & Use Tax
  • Maintain W-9s and preparing and distributing 1099s and other related tax forms
  • Assist in quarterly reviews and year end audit work by providing supporting documentation
  • Preparing monthly account reconciliations for Accounts Payable and prepaids and resolve any discrepancies in a timely manner
  • Comply with relevant internal controls, policies, and procedures
  • Monitor and analyze specific Accounts Payable operations, such as invoice research and follow up with vendor and obtaining necessary estimates for monthly Accounts Payable accruals
  • Assisting with Ad Hoc projects as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of (3) three years’ experience in accounts payable
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent preferred and experience in the biotech industry
  • Experience with Great Plains Dynamics required
  • Intermediate-level skills using Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Detail oriented, well-organized, accurate, and able to effectively perform multiple tasks and meet set deadlines
  • Strong communication (both written and oral)
  • Must be a team-player, self-starter, and able to work with all levels of the organization
  • Experience in SOX compliance
  • Familiarity with California sales/use tax, W-9 and 1099 reporting

To be considered as an applicant, please submit your resume/CV referencing the specific position of interest and position code to careers@ambrx.com. Applicants whose qualifications and experience most closely match the requirements of the position will be reviewed. Candidates will only be contacted for evaluative discussions. Ambrx offers competitive compensation & benefits.