Staff Accountant

Position Summary

The Staff Accountant will be responsible for a variety of accounting responsibilities.  The position requires that the candidate be a hands-on professional with a strong understanding of the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and financial reporting.  A SOX-compliant mindset, strong analytical and problem solving skills, and desire and ability to identify, recommend and lead improvements is also important.


  • Responsible for parts of the monthly financial close process which includes but is not limited to recording journal entries, reconciling balance sheet and expense accounts, and providing financial variance analysis
  • Record and report fixed asset acquisitions, depreciation, and disposals, and direct the fixed asset physical inventory
  • Examine contracts to summarize key terms and determine appropriate accounting treatment
  • Interact directly with vendors and internal stakeholders to identify unbilled work and record accruals on a monthly basis
  • Administer stock compensation plans and the related stock compensation accounting
  • Prepare supporting schedules for financial audit requests
  • Support SEC Reporting as needed
  • Adhere to internal control procedures related to the month-end close and maintain related documentation
  • Ensure compliance with Company accounting and internal control policies as well as GAAP
  • Identify and participate in process improvements, financial system enhancements and special projects as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, a combination of relevant education and applicable job experience may be considered
  • At least 3 years of experience in an accounting role
  • Ability to work independently, coordinating priorities to meet deadlines.  Must have ability to set own pace and prioritize multiple projects and deadlines and adapt to changing work priorities
  • Results oriented with strong accounting, financial and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of GAAP
  • Strong organization, time management skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and possess the ability communicate effectively with employees of different levels
  • Excellent team work and collaboration skills
  • Ability to manage highly confidential material in an appropriate manner
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to drive results needed to achieve the company objectives in accord with core principles
  • Must have an understanding of financial accounting systems and processes
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office Suite with intermediate-to-advanced Excel skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Public company experience strongly preferred
  • Experience in an accounting role with a biotech/pharmaceutical company
  • Experience working in a Sarbanes-Oxley compliant control environment
  • Experience with SEC filings
  • NetSuite and Equity Edge experience beneficial
  • Public accounting experience (Big 4 preferred)

The content of this position description provides a summary of the general nature of the job and may include other duties as assumed or assigned. The Company reserves the right to change this description at any time and require the employee to perform other tasks as required due to business needs.

Cidara Therapeutics is an E-Verify Company

Contact Us

Cidara Therapeutics, Inc.
6310 Nancy Ridge Drive, Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92121
Tel: (858) 752-6170