Deerfield Management Companies


Job Locations US-CA-San Diego
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(12/15/2021 4:26 PM)
# of Openings


AlivaMab Discovery Services (ADS) is seeking an outstanding individual with a broad range of skills in financial systems management to join our team as the Controller and make impactful contributions toward discovering the next generation of antibody-based therapeutics. The Controller will report to the Senior Director, Operations. Title will be commensurate with experience.

AlivaMab Discovery Services is a rapidly growing leader in the discovery of human antibody therapeutics, trusted by top-tier pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to deliver panels of drug-quality human antibodies. We deliver on our partners' design goals, from simple to extraordinarily challenging, through collaborative access to our scientists' creativity and experience combined with proven technologies, including the AlivaMab® Mouse suite of transgenic mice. We excel in the rapid and efficient delivery of molecularly diverse therapeutic antibody candidates, well-characterized for function, kinetics and developability, with expanding capabilities for engineering for alternative formats, including multispecifics and CARs. Our organization is dedicated to creating a healthier world through partnerships that bring better medicines to patients faster, and we recognize our success starts with hiring people who share our passion for science.



  • Seamlessly manage the bookkeeping team and accounts payable/receivable in a fast-paced, dynamic and growing organization.
  • Build, implement and manage processes and controls for corporate finance.
  • Contribute as a key stakeholder in the selection and implementation of an enterprise resource management system to expand and integrate the capabilities of the financial data systems with the other key administrative management functions.
  • Work closely with research, project management and senior management to keep accounts receivable current within the established framework of revenue recognition guidance.
  • Demonstrate exceptional communication skills to effectively inform and advise the CEO and senior management in matters of company financial performance and forecast versus short- and long-term corporate goals.
  • Maintain and manage accounting systems to support the fast-pace and high-volume of client and internal research, allowing the scientists and researchers to focus on their experimental efforts.



Key Skills and Requirements:

  • BA in accounting or finance and a minimum of 5 years of experience as an accountant.
  • Experience establishing scalable financial processes and controls.
  • Diverse experience and skills with financial management software systems.
  • Understanding of how to best integrate bookkeeping and accounting activities with enterprise resource management systems.
  • Understanding of day-to-day management of AP and AR activities in coordination with finance, project management and research departments.
  • Experience with the accurate management of revenue recognition for complex agreements.
  • Experience developing detailed corporate budgets in coordination with senior management.
  • Ability to analyze financial data and forecasts and prepare informative reports.
  • Prior experience as an auditor or supporting a private or public company audit is a plus.

About AlivaMab Discovery Services


AlivaMab Discovery Services (ADS) sets its partners’ antibody discovery programs on the fastest and most de-risked path through discovery and development. Trusted by top-tier pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, ADS delivers drug-quality, fully human antibodies on exceptional timelines. ADS achieves its partners’ design goals, from simple to extraordinarily challenging, through the generation and function-first screening of large, molecularly diverse panels of antibodies. ADS focuses on rapid and efficient delivery of antibodies, characterized for function, kinetics and developability, and engineering for alternative formats, including multi-specifics and CARs. The ADS team’s experience and passion for antibody drug discovery and development combined with the use of trusted, proven technologies, including Ablexis' AlivaMab® Mouse platforms, ensure the highest probability of success.


AlivaMab Discovery Services provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to religion, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, alienage or citizenship status, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, disability, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.




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