Senior Accountant

Ionis Pharmaceuticals Carlsbad , CA 92008

Posted 6 days ago

Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., located in the North San Diego County city of Carlsbad, was founded in 1989 and was purposely designed to create a better, more efficient drug discovery platform, establish a new innovation-centered business model, and maximize the value of every medicine created and get it to the people who need it most as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

With the RNA molecule as the basis of our novel drug discovery platform, we are targeting an unprecedented range of therapeutic areas. Our antisense therapies are disrupting diseases and changing their coursefrom the rarest of conditions, to those that impact millions of people. We currently have three commercial products and more than 40 potentially transformative medicines in our pipeline designed to treat a broad range of diseases.

Ionis is a challenging, motivating and rewarding environment designed to foster innovation and scientific excellence. Our success is a direct result of our outstanding employees. We are interested in bringing together individuals with different skill sets into this creative environment to be part of a productive team. Join us and experience our unique culture while you develop and expand your career.



  • Supports quarterly and year-end financial reporting and audit deliverables, including assisting with the preparation of Ionis' quarterly earnings release and 10-Q/K documents, related tie down procedures and XBRL review and preparation of the statement of cash flows

  • Supports the financial statement close process, including the preparation of journal entries

  • Prepares complex account reconciliations including, but not limited to, Cash, Investments, Deferred Rent, Debt, and Equity

  • Calculates stock-based compensation expense using Equity Edge Online

  • Performs lease related accounting, including implementation of ASC 842

  • Plays an integral role in ensuring that day-to-day controls for areas of responsibility are operating as designed and assists with overall Sarbanes-Oxley management

  • Stays current on technical accounting guidance, performs research and analysis on current, new or pending technical guidance as needed

  • Assists with streamlining processes and procedures

  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned


  • Goal-oriented and self-motivated; ability to work efficiently and productively in an intense, entrepreneurial environment

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; willingness to accept responsibility for projects/processes

  • Comfortable in an interrogative environment; embraces collaboration and open debate to manage projects, solve problems and discuss challenging issues

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task are essential


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Business

  • CPA or MBA required

  • 3+ years of experience

  • 1-2 years of experience at a Public Company or Public Accounting Firm required

  • Strong understanding of GAAP

  • Intermediate to Advanced MS Office proficiency

Prior experience with the following software is a plus:

  • Broadridge Financial Disclosure Software (formerly Summit Financial/ EDGARfilings by Thomson Reuters)

  • Clearwater

  • Equity Edge Online

  • Great Plains/Dynamics 365

Excellent salary and benefits package offered.

Please visit our website,, for more information about Ionis and to apply for this position; reference requisition #SENIO01850


Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and all its subsidiaries are proud to be EEO employers.

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Senior Accountant

Ionis Pharmaceuticals