Thank you for your interest in Aptinyx.

The Aptinyx team has a strong track record of success and is both highly motivated and passionate about the discovery and development of promising, novel therapeutic candidates for brain and nervous system indications with high unmet medical need.

At Aptinyx, we remain committed and responsive to our employees. Our company has a collaborative, collegial atmosphere and a management team that places high value on innovation. We offer an engaging work environment, challenging work assignments, and competitive compensation and benefits. Our offices are located in downtown Evanston Illinois with convenient access to both Metra and the CTA Purple Line.

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Aptinyx is currently seeking applicants for the following position(s):

Senior Accountant

Senior Accountant

The Senior Accountant will report to the Director of Finance and Accounting and Controller and will be responsible for the financial statement consolidation, assisting with the month-end close process, and internal management reporting. In addition, the Senior Accountant will assist with the corporate budgeting process. This person will work closely with the various departments to understand their contractual spend and will accrue and report spending to management.  The main responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Record all transactional activities such as accounts payables invoices, vendor accruals, fixed assets, and employee expense reports.
  • Manage the month-end close process by ensuring all balance sheet accounts are reconciled with adequate support. Help consistently improve the closing process to increase efficiency.
  • Coordinate the month-end and year-end closing processes by reaching out directly to vendors to reconcile discrepancies, manage accruals and liaise with the business to resolve outstanding issues.
  • Maintain internal controls for reporting processes.
  • Research potential impact of new accounting standards on financial statements and disclosures.
  • Assist in the research collaboration process by comparing budget/forecast to actuals and reporting to the business accordingly.
  • Assist Controller in analytical review of the financial results, including with the preparation of detailed variance analyses for monthly presentations and board meetings.
  • Provide assistance to external auditors during interim and annual audit process.
  • Participate in implementation of enhancements to accounting software.
  • Maintain/update supporting schedules or information for tax filings and other government reporting (e.g. R&D credits, 1099 submissions, annual reports, sales & use taxes, VAT returns, economic census) as required.
  • Assist in special projects, as necessary.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field
  • A minimum of four years of experience in accounting, auditing or accounts payable.
  • Demonstrated problem solving abilities.
  • Experience working with accounting software such as QuickBooks, Great Plains, etc.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple responsibilities with a high degree of self-motivation.
  • Skilled in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

  • CPA
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience – specifically supporting research and development /clinical functions
  • Experience in an accounting function of a publicly-traded company
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  • Aptinyx Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or handicap, veteran status or genetics.

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