Location: Remote, or in our Berlin Office

Position: Full-time


  • The opportunity to participate in the company's success via a share option plan 
  • A fast-paced environment where you’ll work on a wide range of topics  
  • An entry point to a successful career in life sciences 
  • Be a major contributor to the success of a well-positioned, well-financed, rapidly growing biotech company  
  • Become part of creating a radically new and impactful paradigm shift in drug development and patient care  
  • A great office and co-working space in Krausenstraße Berlin Stadtmitte, Mindspace
  • An open, results-driven, and meritocratic start-up culture  
  • To work from where you want when you want, and with the device and equipment you choose 


Responsible for the accuracy and integrity of internal and external financial reporting for a range of atai group owned platform companies.

Month End Close

Compete end to end ownership of month end process ensuring the cross functional teams are meeting deadlines and ledgers and group reporting are completed on time.
Calculate, post and review general ledger journals as necessary including the preparation & overview of monthly journals ensuring appropriate back-up.
Clearing & reconciliation of all bank accounts.
Preparation & posting of bi-weekly payroll journals, bonus accruals, pension, and relevant employment related taxes.
Intercompany reconciliation/tie-out, support issue & processing of Intercompany invoices including reviewing monthly MSA accrual/recharge.
Full account reconciliations and monthly analysis by GL, including identifying and clearing.

Process & Control

Assist FP&A with analyzing financial results on a monthly basis and report on variances versus plan and prior periods to efficiently report results to upper management and internal business partners.
Assist in the development of SOX compliant documentation of internal controls.
Actively maintain and review designated General Ledger accounts and activity, working to support streamlining & uniformity across all platform companies.
Review & finance authorization of bi-weekly vendor payment runs.
Support with roll out of a new PTP policy and be an advocate of PTP across the wider business & platforms.

Other projects/ad-hoc work

Support external audit requirements providing understanding & sampling support across all entities.
Support the development, testing and delivery of systems and processes for adoption across the group. Including ownership of platform company transactional data & opening balance migration.
Support business processes by partnering with other departments, including but not limited to FP&A, Accounts Payable& Treasury
Consistently evaluate areas for process improvement and automation.
Any other ad-hoc work needed


Bachelor’s or higher degree in Accounting or Finance Active CPA highly preferred
Active CPA or CPA eligible highly preferred
In depth knowledge of Accounting theory and application of U.S. GAAP
1- 2 year(s) of relevant Accounting experience; Big Four experience highly preferred  
Experience with working in a complex reporting environment; SEC experience a plus
Experience working with various systems including, but not limited to QBO, NetSuite, Oracle, Workiva is preferred
Strong stakeholder management skills,
Clear understanding of internal and external expectations in respect of controls and governance, with a clear vision of how to achieve 'best in class’.
Strong track record in contributing to cross-functional teams.
Highly empathetic with an outstanding ability to work multi-culturally. 
Willingness to work in a challenging, fast-paced environment and to adapt to new situations as they arise.

How to apply

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If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at careers@atai.life.

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