• Staff Accountant

    Job Locations US-IL-Bannockburn
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/28/2018 12:40 PM)
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  • Overview

    Ready to join a team committed to moving gene therapies into the clinical and commercial settings for patients and families devastated by rare neurological genetic diseases? AveXis is advancing cutting-edge science to treat rare and life-threatening genetic diseases starting with our clinical-stage, proprietary gene therapy candidate, AVXS-101. We are in the midst of an incredible journey, and are looking for passionate individuals to join us on this important mission.


    AveXis, Inc., a Novartis Company, is a clinical-stage gene therapy company, dedicated to developing and commercializing novel treatments for patients suffering from rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Our initial product candidate, AVXS-101, is our proprietary gene therapy product candidate currently in development for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, Type 1, the leading genetic cause of infant mortality, and for the treatment of SMA Type 2. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, has granted AVXS-101 Orphan Drug Designation for the treatment of all types of SMA and Breakthrough Therapy Designation, as well as Fast Track Designation for the treatment of SMA Type 1. In addition to developing AVXS-101 to treat SMA Type 1 and Type 2, we also plan to develop other novel treatments for rare neurological diseases, including Rett syndrome (RTT) and a genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) caused by mutations in the superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) gene.


    AveXis is seeking a Staff Accountant to assist in the maintenance of accurate accounting records, including journal entries, monthly analysis and reporting, and reconciliations.


    • Prepare journal entries for month-end close.
    • Support the preparation of monthly consolidated financial statement package and the completion of supporting analysis and reports.
    • Perform monthly bank reconciliations.
    • Prepare daily cash entries.
    • Maintain reconciliations of balance sheet accounts.
    • Assist in the calculation of accrual balances.
    • Provide detailed analyses and explanations of all transactions.
    • Specific projects and other ad hoc assignments as required.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
    • 1 - 3 years’ experience in accounting.
    • CPA or CPA eligible preferred.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
    • Able to read and understand technical forms and financial reports.
    • Willingness to establish and maintain effective working relationships.


    The level of this position will be based on the final candidate’s qualifications.


    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 


    AveXis is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.


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