May 28th, 2024 Finance

Senior Accountant, Revenue and Financial Reporting

San Diego, California, United States

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Please note that this position is based in San Diego, CA. Acadia's hybrid model requires this role to work in our office three days per week on average.

This position will assist with the monthly revenue close process and preparation for the company’s SEC reporting, as well as assist and maintain the Sarbanes-Oxley compliance efforts.  

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in monthly revenue recognition for product sales and determine sales allowances and accruals, and revenue related account reconciliations.
  • Assist in quarterly and annual external financial reporting, including Forms 10-Qs ,10-Ks and 8-Ks.
  • Assist and coordinate with SOX consultants during SOX reviewing and testing and maintain the Company’s internal control documentation.
  • Assist in the development/updating of departmental internal control operating processes, procedures and standards, as needed.
  • Assists with special, ad-hoc projects as requested.
  • Stay technically current with GAAP and SEC reporting requirements
  • Work with the FP&A group for proper accounting treatment and integration of business development transactions.
  • Assists with ad-hoc and special projects as requested.


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or other business related field preferred.  Targeting three to five years of revenue recognition, audit, and SEC reporting experience of which one year is audit experience within a top-tier accounting firm.  An equivalent combination of relevant education and applicable job experience may be considered.

Key Candidate Qualities:

  • Solid understanding of SEC reporting and U.S. GAAP accounting
  • In-depth knowledge of the Sarbanes-Oxley act of 2002 requirements
  • Experience working in biotechnology or pharmaceutical company preferred
  • Experience with SEC reporting tools/platforms such as Active Disclosure preferred
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Strong and positive work ethic for a growing team environment.
  • Agile skillset to demonstrate critical thinking and problem resolution
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a positive work ethic

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, see, talk or hear in a standard office environment. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.



In addition to a competitive base salary, this position is also eligible for discretionary bonus and equity awards based on factors such as individual and organizational performance. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance, and location. 

Salary Range
$84,000$105,100 USD


What we offer you (US-Based Employees):

  • Competitive base, bonus, new hire and ongoing equity packages
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) Plan with a fully vested company match 1:1 up to 5%
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with a 2-year purchase price lock-in
  • 15+ vacation days
  • 14 paid holidays plus one floating holiday of your choice, including office closure between December 24th and January 1st
  • 10 days of paid sick time
  • Paid parental leave
  • Tuition assistance

EEO Statement (US-Based Employees): Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every single one of the qualifications in the exact way they are described in job postings. We are committed to building a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and innovative company and we are looking for the BEST candidate for the job. That candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background or may meet the qualifications in a different way. We would strongly encourage you to apply – especially if the reason you are the best candidate isn’t exactly as we describe it here.

It is the policy of Acadia to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants without regard to considerations of race, including related to hairstyle, color, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, gender transition, country of origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, legally-protected medical condition or information, marital status, domestic partner status, family care status, military caregiver status, veteran or military status (including reserve status, National Guard status, and military service or obligation), status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, enrollment in a public assistance program, or any basis protected under federal, state or local law.

As an equal opportunity employer, Acadia is committed to a diverse workforce. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation. Furthermore, you may request additional support if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access Acadia’s career website due to your disability, along with any accommodations throughout the interview process. To request or inquire about your reasonable accommodation, please complete our Reasonable Accommodation Request Form or contact us at or 858-261-2923.

Please note that reasonable accommodations granted throughout the recruiting process are not guaranteed to be the same accommodation given if hired. A new request will need to be submitted for any ADA accommodations after starting employment.

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