Accounting Manager / Associate Director of Accounting

  • location: South San Francisco, CA
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $140,000 - $165,000 per year
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Accounting Manager / Associate Director of Accounting

job summary:
Clinical Stage publicly traded biotech company in South San Francisco is currently looking for an Accounting Manager / Associate Director of Accounting to support their finance & accounting team around clinical accounting, technical accounting/reporting, and FP&A duties.

Qualified candidates will have CPA with some public accounting experience previously. Biotech experience is a plus but not required.

location: South San Francisco, California
job type: Permanent
salary: $140,000 - 165,000 per year
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelor's degree
experience: 5 Years
Accounting Manager / Associate Director of Accounting


The Accounting Manager / Associate Director of Accounting role is a "hands on" position with direct responsibility for clinical trial and manufacturing accounting, month-end close, technical accounting, and some FP&A duties. This position reports to the Director of Accounting. This position will work directly with a wide range of individuals including senior management, finance team, external project team members.

Accounting for Clinical Trials and Manufacturing Expenses

Implementation and improvement of processes to support company's accounting and reporting related to clinical trial and manufacturing expenses using % of completion and unit accounting, including preparation of journal entry 's, reconciliations, audit support, PBC schedules.

Lead monthly meetings with external CRO's, senior clinical and manufacturing management to provide project status updates and obtain validation of % and units completed.

Review clinical trial protocols and translate information to financial implications. Maintain clinical accounting policies and procedures; recommend procedural changes when necessary.

Financial Planning & Analysis

Work with Finance team to create and update budget and forecast models. Perform variance analysis including in depth project reporting. Update budget with actuals. Work with Senior Management to request budget assumptions. Help to develop standardized project reporting. Assist with preparation of monthly/quarterly management reports and presentations.

Financial Reporting / Technical Accounting

Work with Finance team on financial reporting and technical accounting projects on a quarterly and as needs basis.


Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance with a minimum of 3-7 years of relevant industry experience is preferred but not required

Strong analytical and accounting skills with thorough understanding of U.S. GAAP accounting principles and internal control

Ability to proactively identify and propose solutions to solve problems

Ability to work both independently and part of a team to perform multiple tasks simultaneously;

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Proficiency with Word and Excel programs is essential;

Collaborative and team oriented.

Experience working in a SOX controlled environment

CPA preferred

Please apply directly for more information.

skills: Audit - External, Financial Reporting - SEC
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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