Assistant Controller

South San Francisco, California, United States
Sep 01, 2020
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Thank you for your interest in a career at Senti Biosciences. We are passionate about developing cell therapies with the ability to outsmart cancer and other complex diseases. We find purpose and meaning in knowing that our efforts will soon improve the lives of patients and their families. With science as our foundation and empathy as our key guiding principle, colleagues become friends, managers become mentors, and with time, cancer becomes history.

Senti Bio is seeking an Assistant Controller to contribute to upholding the standard of accounting and financial processes of the company and ensure accurate financial reporting and controls. This role will require a solid knowledge of accounting principles, eye for detail, and ability to carry out activities both autonomously and collaboratively. A successful person in this role will enjoy multi-tasking and have the ability to pivot with shifting priorities. Our team is highly collaborative, and this role involves engaging with team leads across other departments as well as managing a team member.

    • Support various aspects of accounting management (P2P, tax forms, reporting, etc.).
    • Assist in the formulation of internal controls and policies to comply with legislation and established best practices.
    • Assist in the preparation of financial statements in compliance with official guidelines and requirements.
    • Manage journal entries, invoices, etc. and reconcile accounts for the monthly or annual closing.
    • Assist in the preparation of budgets or forecasts.
    • Participate in preparation for the annual audit.
    • Help develop reports for management or regulatory bodies.
    • Review the company's accounting information to identify and resolve inaccuracies or imbalances.
    • Utilize accounting IT system to facilitate processes and maintain records.
    • Manage and mentor a direct report.

    • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or relevant field.
    • Solid CPA knowledge; professional certification is a plus.
    • Proven experience as an assistant controller or other similar position.
    • Experience and interest in people management.
    • Solid knowledge of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and regulations.
    • Experience with SOX compliance.
    • Experience with ERP systems (NetSuite and Coupa, or equivalent, preferred).
    • Excellent knowledge of accounting and financial processes (budgeting, financial closure, reporting, etc.).
    • Understanding of data analysis and forecasting.
    • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel).
    • Strong communication skills, interpersonal skills, and desire to collaborate.
    • Ability to prioritize and problem-solve.
    • Values good organization and attention to detail.

Salary and Benefits
    • Competitive compensation package and title commensurate with qualifications and experience in the South San Francisco Biotech market.
    • Significant growth opportunity as the company expands

Senti Bio is the next generation therapeutics company that designs gene circuits and programs cells for tremendous therapeutic value. Our mission is to engineer an entirely new class of medicine that will transform people's lives by curing the most challenging diseases. We are proud to count NEA, 8VC, Amgen Ventures, Pear Ventures, Lux Capital, Menlo Ventures, Allen & Company, Nest.Bio , Omega Funds, Goodman Capital, and LifeForce Capital among their investors. Senti Bio is based in South San Francisco, CA, USA.