Accounting Manager

We are seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented customer service focused professional to work in our dynamic, fast-paced environment.  As our Accounting Manager, you will be responsible for corporate accounting operations and you’ll contribute to the continuing success of IGM. This position reports to the Controller.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the general ledger of the company.
  • Manage the monthly close process, including preparation/review of journal entries, allocations, and account reconciliations.
  • Manage accruals, including clinical trial and other R&D accruals.
  • Assist with the preparation and completion of forms 8-K, 10-Qs, and 10-K.
  • Prepare and review audit support schedules.
  • Produce monthly financial reporting for the executive team on a timely basis.
  • Make and implement recommendations to improve accounting policies and procedures.
  • Ensure SOX compliance by monitoring accounting policies, procedures and internal controls.
  • Provide technical accounting expertise and knowledge.
  • Support the organization in maintaining a work environment focused on quality and that fosters learning, open communication, collaboration, integration and teamwork.

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy.
  • The ideal candidate will have Big 4 CPA experience.
  • Minimum of 7 years of increasingly responsible accounting and reporting experience, preferably with public companies.
  • Strong understanding of US GAAP and experience with SEC Regulations.
  • Previous experience with mid-sized ERP systems.
  • Computer literacy required, with the ability to navigate computer systems with little or no assistance. Proficiency in MS Office specifically with Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Must possess the ability to multi-task and work in time sensitive situations to meet deadlines.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal communication (oral and written).
  • Must have organizational and project planning skills.
  • Ability to effectively work and communicate with all levels of employees throughout the company.
  • Previous experience in the life sciences, biotechnology, or pharmaceutical industry highly desired.
  • Ability to self-motivate and function independently.
  • Collaborative and team oriented.

IGM is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status and veteran status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

Patent Agent

We are seeking an experienced patent agent to help manage our growing patent portfolio. In this important position you will use your scientific and legal skills to develop and implement patent strategies in coordination with the legal team, and to identify and communicate risks. This position will directly report to our VP, Intellectual Property.

Qualifications:

  • Patent Agent with USPTO Registration Number.
  • 4+ years of experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in a molecular biology-related field, either in-house or in a law firm.
  • PhD or equivalent in a molecular biology-related field, or B.S. or M.S. plus 6+ years of relevant laboratory experience.
  • Experience working in the biotechnology industry.
  • High level of professionalism and motivation, ability to work independently but also as part of a team.
  • Ability to take initiative to identify and complete tasks.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with rapidly changing priorities.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Exemplary time management skills, organization, and attention to detail.

Responsibilities: 

  • Actively coordinate with our research and development teams to identify new inventions as well as to devise and implement strategies for patent protection over the life cycle of product candidates.
  • Prepare and prosecute US patent applications.
  • Assist in the development of coordinated global patent strategies.
  • Perform freedom to operate and patentability searches.
  • Evaluate and monitor patent portfolios of third parties.
  • Communicate IP guidance to IGM management.

IGM is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status and veteran status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

 
 
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