Senior Accountant

  • location: Emeryville, CA
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $90,000 - $110,000 per year
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Senior Accountant

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Senior Accountant - International biotech company that has a dynamic biotech product/technology that is in growth mode and expanding the team. This position will be the right hand to the Senior Manager on the team handling month-end close, variance analysis, international accounting and consolidation, technical accounting projects, and helping to lead some other more junior members of the team. Qualified candidates will have public accounting experience and ideally some industry experience supporting a close process.

location: Emeryville, California
job type: Permanent
salary: $90,000 - 110,000 per year
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelor's degree
experience: 4 Years
The Senior Accountant, is a newly created role for the Accounting and Finance Team that reports to the Senior Manager, Accounting. In this role, you will be utilizing your technical accounting expertise to support and lead parts of the monthly financial statement close, manage the Staff Accountant, consolidation preparation and review, accounts payable and accounts receivable processes, annual audit, accounting and other financial systems, and accounting policies, procedures, and controls. The role will have significant interaction with the Vice President, Finance and Accounting and other operational stakeholders.


  • Responsible for oversight of the accounting operations with an understanding of the application of GAAP, review of accounting transactions, account reconciliations, and maintenance of internal controls, and accounting policies
  • Assist the Senior Manager, Accounting with the day-to-day, monthly, quarterly and year-end operations of the accounting and finance organization, including close processes
  • Manage key components of the monthly and quarterly close processes, including accounts payable, cash, accruals and fixed assets
  • Have primary ownership of key accounting and reporting areas, including review of local entity financial packages and consolidation activities, (preparation of consolidation and elimination entries), foreign exchange analysis, note payable and debt facilities
  • Create and maintain a master list of monthly journal entries, as well as ensure that all related entries are recorded and have appropriate support
  • Monitor, collect and analyze data to assess accuracy and integrity as well as ensure compliance with U.S. GAAP and established policies and procedures
  • Maintain accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures. Ensure compliance with the financial procedures of the organization and documentation of complex financial transactions under GAAP.
  • Guide accounting staff by coordinating activities and answering questions.
  • Communicate with foreign offices/third parties to coordinate information gathering and resolve accounting, intercompany and investment activity issues.
  • Assist in managing travel & expense reimbursement processes
  • Assist in the preparation for audit including verification of transactions; ensure adequate documentation and preparation of schedules.
  • Research and apply U.S. GAAP technical accounting guidance or other accounting standards to support the accounting treatment of transactions, particularly when these may differ from local/statutory reporting requirements.
  • Assist with projects for process, control, and scalability improvements including documentation of the control environment.
  • Other projects as assigned

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting
  • 4+ years of experience including public accounting background
  • Excellent analytical skills; strong focus on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills; ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Strong Excel skills, especially advanced financial modeling and analytical techniques
  • Able to streamline and automate complex processes.
  • Ability to perform comfortably in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment
  • Ability to work as a team member, as well as independently
  • Knowledge or experience in using sound judgment within broadly defined practices and policies
skills: General Ledger
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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