Senior Accountant (Vancouver)

About Aquinox:
Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AQXP) (“Aquinox”), is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company discovering and developing novel drug candidates to treat inflammation, inflammatory pain, and blood cancers.

Aquinox's lead drug candidate, rosiptor (AQX-1125), is in Phase 3 development for the treatment of patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS), a debilitating condition marked by chronic pain and urinary symptoms, for which there are currently few FDA approved and/or effective treatment options. Rosiptor has a novel mechanism of action, activating SHIP1 (SH2-containing inositol-5'-phosphatase 1), an enzyme that serves to down-regulate inflammation through its role in the PI3K signaling pathway. Rosiptor has been generally well tolerated in multiple completed clinical studies, with more than 395 subjects dosed.

Aquinox currently has approximately 60 employees in offices in Vancouver, B.C., Canada and San Bruno, CA., USA. We are a focused team, achieving our goals through our values-based culture. Our people are highly results-oriented, proactive and collaborative.

Top line data from our Leadership 301 trial is expected in Q3, 2018. If this data is positive, Aquinox will be growing rapidly and adding to all departmental teams. If you are interested in speaking with us about this role and joining us after our data announcement, please send your cover letter and resume to

The Location of the Position:
This position will be located in our Vancouver, BC office.

The Opportunity:
Reporting to the Controller, the Senior Accountant, will be responsible for day to day accounting and assisting with the monthly and quarterly financial reporting process. The candidate will be actively pursuing or have completed their CPA or equivalent accounting designation.

The Senior Accountant will:
• Prepare all monthly/quarterly journal entries.
• Analyze inter-company transactions in accordance with transfer pricing policies, including the preparation of inter-company billings.
• Perform bank reconciliations and post all bank entries.
• Reconcile balance sheet accounts to the general ledger on a monthly basis.
• Maintain the fixed assets schedule and accurately calculate depreciation on a quarterly basis.
• Reconcile the company stock option register to the equity plan management software, Solium.
• Support annual audit and quarterly reviews by external auditors.
• Prepare the working papers supporting the annual and quarterly financial statements.
• Perform internal controls related to purchasing, payables and payments, and financial reporting processes on an on-going basis.
• Prepare ad hoc reports as required by Management.

What you bring:
• University degree in business or accounting.
• Have or actively pursuing a CPA or equivalent accounting designation.
• Three to five years’ experience in industry.
• Experience in SAGE 300 is an asset.
• Experience in a publicly traded company or a company with documented policies and procedures for accounting with internal control audits is preferred.
• Strong proven attention to detail and dedication to accurate and high-quality work.
• Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills.
• Ability to multitask and collaborate in a busy team-oriented work environment.
• Effective written and oral communication skills.
• A positive, professional attitude.
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
• Proficient in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint).

Our current clinical trials, exceptional team, and strong track record make it an excellent time to seize this exciting opportunity! We provide a collaborative and innovative environment with competitive incentive packages and rewards. 
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, due to the volume of resumes we receive, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.