Senior Accounting Manager

Title: Senior Accounting Manager

Reports to: Corporate Controller

Department: G & A

Classification: Exempt


miRagen Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company founded to harness the power of microRNA (miRNA) biology.  The company combines strong in-house expertise in microRNA biology and chemistry with external partnerships and academic collaborations that leverage best-in-class technologies. Together with its strategic partners, miRagen is focused on the discovery and development of innovative microRNA-based therapeutics in disease areas with high unmet medical need.


The Company is looking for someone who is a self-motivated, proven leader, with experience managing public accounting or general ledger teams.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Manage all accounting functions within the company
  • Manage the month-end close and financial reporting, including: Revenue/AR, AP, and GL
  • Prepare financial statements and related monthly/quarterly internal/external reporting
  • Primary external auditor contact; manage all aspects of audits and reviews
  • Lead team of 5+ employees, managing growth of team as company grows
  • Manage payroll function of the company
  • Manage accounting for stock awards, maintain related software, and perform all related reporting as a stock plan administrator
  • Participate heavily in the SEC reporting process
  • Perform accounting research and prepare quarterly accounting memos
  • Manage specific internal control environment cycles and managing internal control/SOX activities for those cycles
  • Prepare and/or coordinate annual tax returns
  • Ad hoc projects and assignments


Required Qualifications and General Skills:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Public accounting experience
  • 7-10+ years public accounting and/or general accounting experience
  • Manager experience at a public company or public accounting firm
  • Extensive hands-on monthly close experience
  • Proven leadership experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated; working independently and fully owning assignments and responsibilities
  • Ability to prioritize work and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to research technical accounting literature and derive the appropriate accounting policy
  • Experience with technical areas of accounting including accounting for stock-based compensation, revenue recognition (ASC 605), financial reporting, etc.
  • Ability to identify areas for process improvement and implement solutions, including team member change management and training
  • Strong attention to detail


To Apply:

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to