Associate Director, Accounting

Coherus BioSciences
Redwood City, California
Jun 24, 2024
Jun 25, 2024
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Full Time
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Title: Associate Director, Accounting
Reports To: Executive Vice President, Corporate Controller
Location: Redwood City, California
Classification: Exempt


The Associate Director, Accounting will be responsible for owning and leading various facets of operational accounting, including accounts payable, fixed assets, other GL activities, SOX processes, managing the monthly close, managing the financial aspects of the ERP, certain treasury functions, and ad hoc projects.

The ideal candidate will be a low-drama, intelligent, clear and efficient communicator that is process-oriented with high personal standards. This is a player-coach role, in which the person is expected to get into the details and have a deep understanding of the systems and the tasks performed by each member of the team. The successful candidate will possess the technical knowledge to be able to train more junior members of the team, perform highly effective detailed reviews and have the leadership disposition to drive and manage the periodic close process.

  • Maintain a process-driven, high-performing Operational Accounting team
  • Lead, mentor and develop accounting team in a way that is effective and makes everyone want to work here
  • Manage relationship with external auditors and oversee the annual audit and quarterly review process
  • Manage timely and accurate preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial results
  • Support external financial reporting function, including statutory reporting (10-Q, 10-K, Proxy, etc) as needed
  • Be a strong partner to FP&A, Tax advisors and Commercial teams and provide analyses that are thorough and insightful
  • Drive cyber and process vigilance and other deterrence against bad actors


  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting or related field
  • Minimum of 8 years of increasing responsibility in accounting or finance
  • Comprehensive expertise in accounting operations and internal controls with knowledge of US GAAP
  • Exceptional verbal communication skills and the writing ability to produce polished final drafts without help
  • Experience working in a publicly traded company owning SOX processes
  • Track record of thriving in fast-paced environments
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Excellent Excel spreadsheet skills

Preferred & Other
  • Experience in a commercial-stage pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical
  • CPA or CMA
  • Formal training in process improvement

The Base Salary Range for this position is $170,000 - $200,000. Coherus considers various factors, including professional background and work experience, when determining base pay. These considerations mean actual compensation will vary.

Coherus provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits unlawful discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We also prohibit discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of these characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of these characteristics.

Beginning July 19, 2021, Coherus BioSciences requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of their start date. This requirement is a condition of employment at Coherus BioSciences, and it applies regardless of whether the position is located at a Coherus BioSciences facility or is fully remote. If you are unable to receive the vaccine due to a disability or serious medical condition, or because it is prohibited as a result of your sincerely held religious beliefs, you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.

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