Senior Accountant

  • Job Reference: 118544454-2
  • Date Posted: 8 November 2019
  • Recruiter: Dova Pharmaceuticals
  • Location: Durham, North Carolina
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

The Company:

Dova is a pharmaceutical company focused on acquiring, developing, and commercializing drug candidates for rare diseases where there is a high unmet need, with an initial focus on addressing thrombocytopenia. Dova's lead drug product, DOPTELET, was approved by the US FDA in May 2018 for the treatment of thrombocytopenia in adult patients with chronic liver disease scheduled to undergo a procedure. In June 2019 the FDA approved a second indication for treatment of thrombocytopenia in adult patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) who have had an insufficient response to a previous treatment.

We are currently conducting a Phase 3 trial in chemotherapy-induced thrombocytopenia (CIT) for DOPTELET. We expect to report results for the primary and select secondary endpoints from this trial in the first half of 2020.

Headquartered in Durham, NC, Dova continues to build its teams, resulting in our hiring needs. With a nimble approach and a team of bright minds aglow with passion, we're dedicated to bringing brilliant medicine to market.

The Opportunity:

Dova is currently recruiting a Senior Accountant to join our team in Durham, reporting to the Controller. The Senior Accountant will be responsible for preparing, reviewing and analyzing monthly and quarterly financial statements. This position will be responsible for providing financial information to management by analyzing accounting data, maintaining accounting controls and preparing financial reports. This role requires knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, knowledge of business principles, strong multi-tasking and organizational skills and a demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy.

To be successful in this role, you must have a high level of integrity, be team-oriented, proactive, have a keen attention to detail, and have great customer service skills.


  • Reconcile general ledger accounts, analyze and verify financial data and account reports, compile information for finance team regarding accounting policies and procedures, provide overall support for the general accounting needs of the Company.
  • Support meeting reporting due dates and requirements imposed by regulators and external auditors. Support includes monthly and quarterly internal financial reporting packages, submissions for quarterly requirements, external reporting in public filings and annual filings with regulators.
  • Support monthly accounting close functions including bank reconciliations, general ledger entries, account reconciliations, vendor accruals and other month end close analysis and reconciliations as needed.
  • Assist in development and implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley procedures and practices including 302 and 404 procedures.
  • Assist with Dova's Stock Plan Program, from stock option exercises, new equity awards, distribution and collection of online grant agreements, to termination events.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in accounting, finance or business.
  • Experience: 2-3 years general accounting experience. CPA and public accounting experience required. Public company experience preferred, but not necessary.
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organization skills, with ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel, v lookups and pivot tables.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Self-starter, proactive thinker who seeks to continually improve business processes.
  • Must be able and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment that often requires commitment of more than 40 hours a week.
  • Why Join Us?

    With a deeply skilled management team directing our day-to-day wins, and a Board with a stellar track record, we're ready to take on the world's diseases, ailments and adversity. Our people believe they have the power to make a positive impact in others' lives because that's exactly what we do here. If you're seeking a career that taps into your talents in a way that makes the world a better, healthier place, we just may have a job for you.

    We know our employees are our most valuable asset, and our culture conveys that. We also offer a competitive benefits package, to support the health and happiness of our staff.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer

    Dova is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. All employment decisions at Dova are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.