Company Overview

Versanis Bio, an Aditum Bio portfolio company, is a privately held, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company bringing transformational treatments to people living with cardiometabolic disease. Bimagrumab is the lead Versanis Bio program and currently in late phase 2 clinical development, with a goal of helping overweight and obese adults achieve and maintain a healthy body composition.

Versanis Bio fosters an innovative and collaborative environment focused on employee personal growth and accountability. We are seeking self-motivated employee with a passion for improving lives of patients and their families.

Position Summary

We are seeking a highly motivated Accounting Manager to join our Team.  The Accounting Manager will be a key collaborator in the growth expansion of our pre-IPO business. We are seeking a strong, self-starting, organized, and energetic individual with a high level of integrity.  The company is looking for that ‘go-to’ person who enjoys learning and accomplishing tasks in a fast-paced, team environment. Strong work ethic, solid communication skills, and attention to detail are a must.

Key responsibilities include preparing accurate and timely financial reports.  This role will help in IPO readiness, ensuring appropriate accounting control procedures are in place. The successful candidate will take a lead role in third party audits and implementation of new system solutions. This position reports to the Controller.

Primary responsibilities 

  • Perform monthly and quarterly closes in compliance with US GAAP – including journal entries, account reconciliations and analytical reviews of the balance sheet and income statement. Areas will include cash, accruals, prepaids, leases, etc.
  • Prepare accrual schedules and confirm percent complete for Clinical, CMC and R&D agreements
  • Proactively identify and problem-solve accounting issues.  Make recommendations for resolution
  • Prepare GAAP and non-GAAP financial statements for investor reporting
  • Review account and department coding to confirm alignment with the budget
  • Process and review accounts payable activities to ensure accuracy and timeliness of invoice entry
  • Review open purchase orders to confirm timely receipt and additional follow up as needed
  • Work cross-functionally and establish business partnerships with various departments
  • Review account and department coding to confirm alignment with the budget
  • Coordinate with external auditors regarding audit and tax requests
  • Contribute to initiatives to identify and implement best practices and continuous improvement plans in the organization’s accounting operation 
  • Assist with drafting policies and procedure guides to standardize accounting processes and enhance internal controls
  • Assist with other ad hoc requests including system enhancements as needed

Skills & Competencies

  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills, including an ability to combine attention to detail with a big picture perspective
  • Strong attention to detail with ability to act proactively
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a strong ability to communicate well across all levels of the organization and externally 
  • Good time management capabilities and the ability to prioritize – specifically when executing the monthly close to meet internal and external deadlines
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, innovative, and, at times, uncertain or changing environment while remaining flexible, proactive, and resourceful
  • Adept at prioritizing and managing multiple tasks simultaneously, integrating cross-functional issues, and balancing competing priorities effectively
  • A collaborative and team-oriented mindset with desire to positively impact a new company’s evolving culture
  • Creative problem-solving skills including the ability to identify, recommend and implement solutions
  • Ability to work in a small team setting and take on significant responsibilities during daily operations
  • Passionate, adaptable, and keen on working in the fast-paced biotech startup space to drive cutting-edge science


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with 4+ years experience (biotechnology/life sciences industry preferred)
  • Computer Skills: Quickbooks and Excel a must, demonstrated proficiency with accounting systems, experience with Prendio and NetSuite a bonus
  • Strong technical expertise in US GAAP and financial reporting, month-end close process
  • Strong understanding of SOX compliance
  • Public accounting experience preferred, but not required