Sr. Accountant

San Diego, CA
Aug 15, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


This position is responsible for helping to ensure the accuracy, completeness and appropriateness of general ledger transactions in accordance with US GAAP.  Requires the ability to read and interpret contractual terms to ensure all costs associated with contractual commitments are recorded in the financial statements during the appropriate accounting period. This position will participate in a variety of financial functions including month-end closing, financial reporting and other administrative functions.   


Qualified candidate will utilize their technical and operational accounting experience and skills to provide the following support:

  • Assist with monthly closing procedures 
  • Prepare monthly journal entries, including:
    • Research and development accrual entries, such as clinical trial accruals
    • G&A accruals
    • Other journal entries, as needed
  • Month-end balance sheet and P&L fluctuation analysis
  • Balance sheet account reconciliations
  • Prepare audit schedules and analyses and respond to auditor inquiries
  • Perform testing related to SOX compliance  
  • Other duties, as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting 
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Advanced Excel skills desired
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Approximately 5 years of accounting experience; ideally with recent experience working in a public company or combination of public accounting / private industry experience
  • CPA certification desired
  • Experience working in biotech industry preferred