Full Time
New York City
Posted 1 month ago


  • 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 
  • An open, results-driven, and meritocratic start-up culture 


Responsible for the accuracy and integrity of financial reporting for US atai group companies.

Month End Close

  • Complete end to end ownership of month end process ensuring the cross functional entries/transactions are posted and ledgers and group reporting are completed on time
  • Calculate and post general ledger journals as necessary including the preparation of appropriate back-up
  • Clearing & reconciliation of all all monthly account reconciliations
  • Preparation & posting of monthly payroll journals, bonus accruals, benefits, and relevant employment related taxes
  • Intercompany reconciliation/tie-out, support issue & processing of Intercompany invoices including reviewing monthly MSA accrual/recharge

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 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 tax compliance with preparation support for filings.
  • Support the development, testing and delivery of systems and processes for adoption across the group.
  • Support business processes by partnering with other departments, including but not limited to FP&A, Accounts Payable, Treasury and Venture Mgmt
  • 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 or CPA eligible highly preferred
  • In depth knowledge of US 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, a.o. NetSuite 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

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