Sr. Accountant

Hayward, CA, United States
Aug 21, 2020
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Senior Accountant will report to the Senior Manager, SEC Reporting and Technical Accounting. This position will be a key player in the accounting department and will have first-hand responsibility for the Company's quarterly SEC filings and significant involvement with the rest of the day-to-day accounting operations, financial close, reporting processes and technical research projects. The work environment will consist of a mixture of independent work, as well as team and cross-functional interactions. A strong candidate will have the ability to balance regular, monthly activities with the ability to proceed in long-term projects with minimal direction.

Accounting Responsibilities
The specific responsibilities of this position include:
  • Working with the Senior Manager, SEC Reporting and Technical Accounting, prepare quarterly 10-Q and annual 10-K filings and related support for external auditors
  • Execute monthly/quarterly accounting close procedures and deliverables including journal entry preparation, balance sheet account reconciliation and fluctuation analysis over key accounts and maintaining GAAP compliance
  • Prepare other regular financial reporting to internal and external stakeholders
  • Research technical accounting questions raised by changing operations or accounting pronouncement updates. Draft technical accounting memos and in-depth analysis/reconciliations to document conclusions
  • Participate in regular Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) control activities and support testing of internal controls by external SOX auditors
  • Participate in policy, procedure, and system changes to increase efficiency or SOX compliance in a rapidly changing department.
  • Support annual audits and quarterly reviews from external auditors
  • Assist with special ad-hoc projects, research and supplemental reporting as needed

  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in accounting operations
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP and SOX 404 compliance
  • Minimum of a BA or BS, CPA preferred
  • Advanced Excel skills required
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Proven success working well under pressure, highly organized with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in an environment with continued process improvement and change

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with NetSuite
  • Biotechnology industry experience
  • Experience in interactions with external auditors (internal control/SOX auditors, external financial auditors)
  • SEC Reporting experience