Company Overview:

Protara Therapeutics is committed to identifying and advancing transformative therapies for people with cancer and rare diseases. Protara’s portfolio includes its lead program, TARA-002, an investigational cell-based therapy being developed for the treatment of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer and lymphatic malformations, and IV Choline Chloride, an investigational phospholipid substrate replacement therapy for the treatment of intestinal failure-associated liver disease.


Job Overview:   

The Senior Accountant, Finance & Accounting will provide key support to the overall Finance & Accounting function and ensuring strong internal controls as Protara grows. The Senior Accountant will be responsible for Accounts Payable, and assist with preparation of journal entries, month-end close and various financial reporting requirements as well as audit support. This role also requires the ability to build strong relationships and collaborate across various functions of the Company including the Finance team, Research & Development, Legal, and Human Resources. The Senior Accountant will report directly to the Manager, Finance & Accounting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (Other duties may be assigned):

  • Assist the month end close reconciliations and preparation of monthly journal entries
  • Process and code vendor bills and expenses in a timely manner and enforce financial controls through approval routing
  • Clearly communicate with vendors on missing invoices, billing adjustments and payment status
  • Assist with the management of vendor contracts, purchase orders and support the Manager, Finance & Accounting in development of contract budgets
  • Support Year End 1099 process with guidance of Assistant Controller and Manager, Finance & Accounting
  • Participate in designing and executing best in class procure to pay processes. Continue to develop systems and processes to optimize scalability, efficiency, and internal controls
  • Preparation of the consolidated balance sheet and income statement fluctuation analyses (quarterly) and supplemental analysis and reports for leadership
  • Supporting the preparation of quarterly consolidated financial statements and footnote disclosures
  • Coordinate with the Manager, SEC Reporting on annual financial audits; help plan and prepare documentation for External Auditors
  • Provide ad hoc support for technical accounting, policy, and reporting inquiries, audit support, financial reporting projects


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Finance and/or Accounting from an accredited four-year college or university required


  • At least 2-3 years of professional work experience in public accounting
  • Big 4 or National-Firm Audit Experience preferred
  • Experience in biotech / pharmaceuticals industry is a plus

Supervisory Responsibilities:  None

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: CPA license preferred

Computer Skills:

  • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite (advanced Excel skill) and financial accounting systems
  • NetSuite experience is a plus.


Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to handle details of a highly confidential and critical nature
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Result oriented with a positive outlook and a willingness to learn
  • Ability to think ahead and anticipate issues before they arise and proactively solve these
  • Ability to effectively receive and communicate feedback
  • Ability to communicate across all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team setting


Physical Demands:

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

No specific physical demands

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

No specific work demands.

*To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Why You’ll Love Working At Protara

  • Friendly, open, and fun team-oriented culture that values unique & diverse perspectives
  • Company-wide dedication to profoundly impacting patients’ lives
  • Competitive Salary and Benefits package to include incentive bonus, equity compensation, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Matching 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Flexible working hours/schedule
  • Generous Paid Holidays, and Unlimited PTO

Protara is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. Protara is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed in policy and in practice to recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job qualifications without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, sex or gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.                                                              


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