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Director, Accounting Operations

Durham, NC

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for an experienced accounting professional to play a critical role in the success of BioCryst’s accounting organization. Reporting to the Executive Director Accounting, the Director Accounting Operations, a newly created role, will be responsible for the accounting of worldwide entities’ payroll and benefits, AP, AR, Fixed Assets, Intercompany, Leases and Global Consolidation.

The Director of Accounting Operations will focus on implementation and identification of process improvements and optimization of our business processes across the Company to ensure scalability and efficiency.

This role is responsible for ensuring timely and accurate financial results while ensuring compliance with internal and external requirements.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced individual looking to continue to develop and work in a fast-paced, dynamic biotech environment.

This position requires an in-depth knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and public company financial reporting and internal controls requirements. 



  • Supervise a staff of approximately 14 (direct and indirect and growing) whose activities include the Payroll, AP, AR, Fixed Assets, Intercompany, Leases and Accrued expenses.
  • Support the rollout of accrued expenses to best practice by collaborating in the two-way/three-way match process. 
  • Support the close process, ensuring accuracy and timeliness of month-end and quarter-end close activities, including journal entries and reconciliations.
  • Reviews journal entries, account reconciliations and internal control documentation as necessary.
  • Responsible for accurate and timely financial statement flux analysis for related areas.
  • Subject matter expert on intercompany cross charges and related research as it relates to compensation.
  • Streamline existing processes and procedures to continually improve efficiency and controls. 
  • Collaborate in the development, implementation and oversight of company-wide accounting policies and controls consistent with SEC, US GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. 
  • Support external audit and internal audit support by satisfying all requests timely and accurately. 
  • Recruiting, hiring and building a team, which will be coached, mentored and developed to scale a high performing general ledger team.
  • Leading operational improvement initiatives and other ad hoc projects
  • Reviewing, analyzing, and reporting disaggregated and consolidated results to Controllership, other finance functions, and members of senior management. Develop internal analyses and reports that are scalable for future growth.
  • Ensuring accurate accounting/reporting for foreign currency transactions/translation and accounts that arise from the consolidation process (e.g., Cumulative Translation Adjustment, acquisition accounting, etc.).
  • Partnering with colleagues in accounting, international accounting, external financial reporting, and other stakeholder groups to develop and continuously enhance reporting.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • 10+ years of work experience in corporate accounting in roles of increasing responsibility. 
  • 5+ years’ experience in leadership role in a public company. 
  • Active CPA license and Big 4 public accounting manager experience. 
  • Biotech/pharmaceutical industry experience. 
  • Experience in a publicly traded, global commercial company. 
  • Experience with foreign currencies, Intercompany transactions, global consolidations and leading in a global environment
  • Ability to train, mentor and motivate team members. 
  • Experience leading and shortening the month end close for a global commercial Company and driving process improvements. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work and communicate effectively. 
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritize and to establish and meet deadlines. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Experience working with Oracle Fusion. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software including Word and PowerPoint and significant experience using Excel.


The statements in this position description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. The manager may assign additional responsibilities and assignments from time to time.

BioCryst is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, Veterans status, disability and/or other protected class characteristics. Additionally, BioCryst is committed to achieving its business objectives in compliance with all federal, state and local law.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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