Staff Accountant

South San Francisco, CA, United States
Sep 02, 2020
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Organization Neurona Therapeutics

Position Staff Accountant

Location San Francisco Bay Area

Manager VP of Finance

Status Exempt

Neurona Therapeutics is a biotechnology company based in South San Francisco created to develop

cell-based therapies for neurological diseases.

The AP/Staff Accountant handles various aspects of the day-to-day accounting functions under the

direction of VP of Finance.


Accounting functions:
  • Processes accounts payable/, PO match and pays bills upon authorization of CEO and VP, Finance
  • Works closely with other departments to ensure proper classification of revenue and expenses
  • Ensures check requests have adequate support and approval
  • Resolves any vendor or invoicing issues
  • Prepares bank and credit card reconciliations
  • Maintains adequate records/support for audits
  • Responsible for maintaining adequate vendor records, this includes mailing and collecting W-9s to obtain TINs and annually prepares 1099's
  • Prepares and processes semi-monthly payroll
  • Manages payroll deductions via payroll provider including medical, FSA, 401(K), and other legally mandated payroll deductions (such as garnishments).
  • Confirms accuracy of employee time off records (sick & vacation) for posting on Payroll stubs.
  • Coordinates with HR department to ensure payroll changes (salary, benefits, etc.) are made immediately and accurately.
  • Assist in month-end, quarter-end and year-end close activities
  • Assist in preparing audit schedules and attending to audit requests
  • Other duties as assigned by VP, Finance

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Business Administration preferred
  • Experience working in life sciences start-up a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Experience with ADP payroll system
  • Proactive and resourceful
  • Must have a sense of urgency
  • 3+ years experience in accounting and payroll
  • A strong sense of accuracy, attention to detail, and confidentiality
  • Familiarity with Quickbooks Online