Accountant

Vancouver, BC, Canada Req #264
Friday, May 3, 2024
Who We Are:  
 
Xenon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:XENE) is a neuroscience-focused biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing, and commercializing innovative therapeutics to improve the lives of people living with neurological and psychiatric disorders. We are looking for great people who thrive in a respectful, collaborative, inclusive, and productive culture to join the Xenon team. 
 
What We Do: 
 
We are advancing an exciting product pipeline to address indications with high unmet medical need, including epilepsy and depression. Our flagship azetukalner program represents the most advanced potassium channel modulator in clinical development for multiple indications. Building upon the positive results and compelling data from our Phase 2b “X-TOLE” study in adult patients with focal epilepsy, our Phase 3 epilepsy program includes multiple clinical trials evaluating azetukalner in patients with focal onset seizures and primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures. In 2024, we are planning to initiate a Phase 3 azetukalner program in major depressive disorder, based on topline data from our Phase 2 “X-NOVA” clinical trial. In addition, we are proud of the leading-edge science coming out of our discovery labs, including early-stage research programs that leverage our extensive ion channel expertise and drug discovery capabilities to identify validated drug targets and develop new product candidates. Backed by a strong balance sheet to support our growth plans, we continue to build a fully integrated, premier neuroscience company with strong discovery, clinical development, corporate, and commercial operations. 

About the Role:

We are seeking an Accountant to support our Finance team across the different functions within the department. This is a great opportunity for an individual who enjoys working on a variety of tasks as key responsibilities for this position span across our accounts payable, finance, and general accounting functions. The ideal candidate is a diligent, highly organized individual who thrives in a high-volume, deadline-driven environment and can appropriately manage priorities through efficient multi-tasking. This position will also have an opportunity to work on ad-hoc projects and process improvements across the department. 

This position reports to the Corporate Controller and will be in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The level of the position will be commensurate with the candidate’s education and industry experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
•    Support with the month-end/quarter-end close and reporting processes.
•    Assist with the preparation of month-end/quarter-end working papers, journal entries and account balance reconciliations for cash and bank reconciliations, accounts receivable, prepaids, PP&E, leases, accounts payables and other areas.
•    Support the Manager, Accounting and Manager, Finance with the quarter-end contract accrual process.
•    Responsible for Concur and Visa Reporting and reconciliations.
•    Prepare GST and PST remittance and reconciliations. Support PST self-assessment process.
•    Ensure transactions are accurately recorded into the general ledger in a timely manner.
•    Support full cycle AP process including AP invoice processing (PO and non-PO invoices), support by-weekly payment run process, and address internal and vendor’s inquiries (including review of vendor statements and seeking resolution on any outstanding items).
•    Ensure the month-end and quarter-end closing processes follow SOX and Internal controls requirements.
•    Provide support with Financial and SOX audits including sample collection, preparation of supporting schedules for quarterly reviews and annual audits and liaising with auditors.
•    Support with accounting system and process improvements and provide support for ad-hoc projects across the department.
•    Act in accordance with Company policies, including, for example, the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and ensure policies are understood and followed by direct reports, if any.
•    Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
•    Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related major is required; preference to candidates pursuing a professional designation.
•    A minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience in a similar role
•    Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and time management skills.
•    Professional demeanor and strong communication skills (both verbal and written) when interfacing with internal and external stakeholders.
•    Methodical and careful approach to assigned work with strong aptitude for detail and accuracy. 
•    Ability to work well independently and in a team setting and can work flexibly across different tasks.
•    Ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner.
•    Solid knowledge of MS Office applications (e.g., Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.) and the ability to learn new systems quickly.
•    Experience with Dynamics GP, OneNote, PowerBi, Smartsheet is an asset.

The base salary range for this role is $54,100 - $65,500 CAD; we will consider above this range for exceptional candidates. Base salary is determined by a combination of factors including, but not limited to, education and other qualifications, years of relevant experience, and internal equity.

Our Total Rewards program includes base salary, target bonus, and stock options, as well as a full range of benefits including medical, dental, vision, short-& long-term disability, accidental death & dismemberment, and life insurance programs, Employee Assistance Program, travel insurance, and retirement savings programs with company matching contributions.

Xenon encourages time to rest and re-charge through vacation, personal days, sick days, and an end-of-year company shutdown. Xenon highly values employee development and has an expanding Training, Learning & Development program, including a Tuition Assistance program for advanced degrees.
 
US positions only: Xenon Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. participates in the E-Verify program in all states in which we hire. Learn more about the E-Verify program here 

To apply for this position, click Apply Now to complete the application. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, due to the volume of applicants, only those chosen for interview will be contacted.