Senior Manager, Accounting (SM21-266)

Catalyst Biosciences is seeking an exceptional Senior Manager, Accounting who is responsible for month-end/quarter-end close process and manages day-to-day activities for payroll and accounting payable. This role will supervise one AP accountant and report to the Controller.


Catalyst is a research and clinical development biopharmaceutical company focused on addressing unmet medical needs in disorders of the complement and coagulation systems. Our protease engineering platform includes two late-stage clinical programs in hemophilia; a research program on engineering of subcutaneous (SQ) complement inhibitors; and a partnered preclinical development program with Biogen for dry age-related macular degeneration (“AMD”). The product candidates generated by our protease engineering platform have improved functionality and potency that allow for: SQ administration of recombinant coagulation factors and complement inhibitors; low-dose, high activity gene therapy constructs; and less frequently dosed intravitreal therapeutics. For more information, please visit


  • Responsible for close activities including reviewing or preparing journal entries and reconciliations for various transactions and accounts.
  • Management of accounting for manufacturing, non-clinical, clinical, consulting, and general administrative accruals.
  • Oversee the monthly close process including account reconciliations/analyses for balance sheet and income statement accounts.
  • Oversee accounts payable function.
  • Develop and manage the process for lab supply procurement.
  • Perform payroll and 401(k) administration functions and related accounting.
  • Prepare and file business property tax, 1099, sales & use tax and W-2 filings.
  • Review monthly financial statements and trend analyses to ensure that all results are proper and prepared in accordance with US GAAP.
  • Prepare audit requests and assist in the research and analysis of audit inquiries.
  • Manage cash balances to ensure appropriate funding levels for operating needs.
  • Through constant evaluation, ensure the training, growth, and development of team members.
  • Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to participating in special projects, system improvements or ad hoc analyses/projects as assigned.

**Title and level to commensurate with education and experience.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics
  • CPA and/or MBA preferred.
  • 7-10+ years of accounting, finance, and operations experience with at least 5 years of supervisory experience
  • Excellent working knowledge of US GAAP Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley (“SOX”) documentation and requirements.
  • Payroll processing experience/ADP Workforce Now
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and project management skills
  • Strong attention to detail, decision-making, problem-solving, time management, and organizational skills
  • Pro-active, self-starter with ability to deal with ambiguity.
  • Life science / biotech experience a plus
  • Systems-savvy
  • Experience with NetSuite
  • Team player


Thank you for your interest in Catalyst Biosciences! You may apply for this position by sending your CV/resume to, referencing requisition number (MV21-266) in the subject line.