Company: Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc.
Location: South San Francisco
Posted on: June 6, 2021
The Assistant Controller
is responsible for all SEC financial reporting activities and will
oversee Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) 404(b) compliance, working closely
with SOX consultants,
lead and manage the payroll and stock plan administration
functions, certain aspects of general ledger close process,
external audit, technical accounting, accounting policies, and the
This individual will frequently interact with accounting staff, IT,
legal, and other stakeholders across the organization as well as
external SOX consultants and external auditors. This role requires
critical thinking skills, effective organizational skills,
excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a strong
ability to build effective relationships across the Company.
Works with the Controller and other team members to develop
scalable and efficient accounting processes.
up to 15% travel time
- Oversee SOX
404(b) compliance, working with external SOX
- Oversee the
management of the payroll and stock plan administration
certain aspects of monthly/quarterly general ledger close process
including accounting for leases, stock-based compensation,
collaboration revenue accounting etc.
- Lead the
preparation of Company’s SEC filings, including 10-Qs and 10-Ks,
and ensuring appropriate XBRL tagging of related
technical accounting guidance to the Company including drafting or
reviewing technical accounting memos.
the requirements of the annual audit and quarterly reviews through
preparation of audit schedules and other support to external
- Supports in
the development of new processes for anticipated commercial
Corporate Controller in ERP enhancements/projects.
support to all other teams across the company as needs arise,
including special projects, system improvements or ad-hoc financial
analyses as assigned.
degree in Accounting, Finance or Business.
required; Big 4 audit experience, biotech industry, public company
- 10+ years
Deep subject matter expertise in Sarbanes Oxley and internal
controls over financial reporting
Deep subject matter expertise in SEC reporting and US GAAP
oral and written communication skills.
Well-developed problem solving skills combined with experience
working with outside consultants in a positive and collaborative
Good energy, enthusiastic, goal driven.
Enjoys being ‘hands-on’ and able to work in a co-located
environment. Adept at managing external service providers to meet
objectives and budgets.
Fast learner with ability to deal with technical and business
issues with equal skill and able to deal with many ambiguities
inherent in an emerging pharmaceutical company without becoming
rigid or mechanical.
Able to work in an environment where sharing responsibility for
success and the shortcomings of others on the team is critical to
the overall success of the Company.
Emotional maturity and ability to effectively facilitate change in
an environment where the structure may evolve rapidly.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate
effectively with people in diverse and different
Possesses a sense of urgency; identifies challenges and problems
and takes the initiative to identify solutions.
Role model for Atara TRAIT values (Transparency, Respect,
Accountability, Integrity, Trust)
launched Atara Biotherapeutics in August 2012 to help
patients with serious diseases and few therapeutic options. We are
considered a leading off-the-shelf T-cell immunotherapy company
(Nasdaq ATRA) developing novel treatments for patients with
cancer, autoimmune and viral diseases.
of our team of 425+ Atarians co-located by design in 4 different
locations including South San Francisco (corporate headquarters),
Thousand Oaks (R&D and manufacturing headquarters), Zug,
Switzerland (european headquarters) and a R&D site in the
Denver, Colorado area. Our Southern California hub is anchored by a
new 90,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art Atara T-Cell Operations and
Manufacturing (ATOM) facility.
Our mission – “Transform the lives
of patients with serious medical conditions through pioneering
science, teamwork, and a commitment to excellence.”
Our vision -
“T-Cell Immunotherapy for every patient, any time.”
offers a competitive benefits packages that includes
medical/dental/vision benefits, life and disability, retirement and
stock program, as well as a generous paid time off and wellness
plan that supports the well-being of our
www.atarabio.com/careers to learn more.
Atara Bio is an equal opportunity employer
and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and other
lawful factors. In accordance with applicable law, the Company
prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed,
sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical condition
related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, expression or
dysphoria, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry,
physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic
information, veteran status, caregiver status, sexual orientation,
transgender status or any other classification protected by
federal, state or local laws or because of the individual’s
association with a member of a protected group or connection to an
organization or group related to a protected group.
We comply with all applicable national, state and local laws
governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment
eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and
Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for
Atara Bio in the United States.
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