Director of Accounting

  • location: San Carlos, CA
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $165,000 - $175,000 per year
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Director of Accounting

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Director of Accounting

High growth publicly traded Biotech company that is currently looking for a Director of Accounting to support the VP of Finance/Corporate Controller. This role will oversee a team of 6-7 people and have a mix of corporate accounting and technical accounting duties. Excellent growth potential to higher level roles with strong career path. Qualified candidates will have Big 4 experience and 8+ years of experience.

location: San Carlos, California
job type: Permanent
salary: $165,000 - 175,000 per year
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelor's degree
experience: 8 Years


The Director, Accounting runs the day-to-day accounting operations and month-end close. Responsible for meeting deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation and financial reporting. Responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices, and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements.


  • Manage team of direct reports ensuring distribution of work and effective management to ensure achievement of quality and quantity of objectives.
  • Responsible for all aspects of the month end close process, including preparation of financial statements
  • Prepare and review month end reconciliations of Balance Sheet and Income Statement accounts
  • Maintain the financial reporting and general ledger structure
  • Ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close
  • Manage General Ledger and all accounting operations
  • Assist in development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department
  • Lead person on all Financial Statement audits
  • Manage day-to-day Banking transactions and AP checks
  • Financial statement analysis - comparison of actual results to prior period
  • Lead ERP automation projects to streamline processes in department
  • Support Controller and SEC Manager in SEC filings
  • Assist Controller on ad-hoc reporting and special projects
  • Respond to other department managers regarding financial results
  • Provide guidance to accounting staff on processes and procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required
  • Build and manage a high performing team that maintains a strong "client service" focus and culture
  • Responsible for recruiting, interviewing and hiring qualified team resources
  • Identify and ensure the training and development needs of team members are met
  • Plan and define performance goals with senior financial management to set overall and team-level performance measures and goals
  • Establish collaborative relationships with internal and external clients to understand the business
  • Identify additional ways to be of service by ensuring timely exchange of information to promote client satisfaction
  • Foster a "client service" culture and instill a work ethic that includes collaboration



  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in California is required
  • Big 4 Public Accounting experience is required
  • Experience managing a team required

  • Ability to manage independently and partner with others to obtain results
  • Strong collaboration and leadership skills
  • Proven ability to think strategically and implement a strategic vision
  • Proven experience coaching and motivating a productive and cohesive team that consistently exceeds expectations
  • An attitude of "continuous improvement" and constant desire to improve efficiencies
  • Ability to lead complex projects that require influence and implementation across business groups and functions
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to manage internal and external client expectations
  • Proven success working well under pressure and meeting deadline
  • Must be a "self-starter" with a problem-solver attitude, ability to multi-tasking

skills: Audit - External
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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