Accounting Manager

San Diego, CA, United States
Nov 19, 2020
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
We are currently seeking a motivated individual to be a member of our accounting/finance team,
managing general ledger accounting, accounts payable, payroll processing, budget-to-actual analyses,
contract accruals, and other accounting and operating functions. This person will manage a team of
accountants and be a key member in providing management for day-to-day accounting and operational
activities. This is a full-time position reporting to the Executive Director, Finance and is located at our
corporate headquarters in San Diego, CA.


• Manage month-end and quarter-end accounting close cycles, while managing 3 to 4 accounting
team members
• Assess scalability and design of processes and procedures to accommodate anticipated head
count and business growth
• Continuous improvement of processes and systems in support of efficiency and important
business needs
• Develop internal financial reports for monthly and quarterly review
• Review and manage the processing and administration of company-wide payroll on bi-weekly
basis. Monitor and coordinate changes in items including deductions, benefits, and 401(k)
• Generate budget versus actual reports, investigate differences, and ensure costs are entered in
the appropriate accounts/cost centers
• Maintain compliance with internal controls in a Sarbanes-Oxley environment
• Utilizing Microsoft Dynamics (Great Plains), manage invoice entry, accounts payable process and
other general ledger and bookkeeping functions
• Prepare or approve recurring and non-recurring journal entries
• Utilize Fraxion E procurement software to assess open purchase orders for accruals and other
• Ensure compliance with various regulatory and tax reporting requirements (income taxes, state
and local filings, 1099's, W-2's, etc.)
• Manage corporate credit card reporting and Concur expense reporting system
• Work with various internal and external parties to ensure proper contract accruals
• Prepare or review various account reconciliations
• Assist as needed in various other areas including: SEC reporting, technical accounting, equity
administration, collaboration accounting, grant accounting, and SOX management

• Bachelor's degree in accounting (or related business field) and a minimum of 6 years of general
accounting and operations experience required
• Experience managing direct reports and fostering a collaborative, communicative working
• Desire to continuously improve through individual contributions while fostering growth and
development of team members
• Microsoft Dynamics (Great Plains) experience preferred (other general ledger software
experience will be considered)
• CPA preferred
• Payroll processing experience preferred but not required
• Understanding of US GAAP
• Strong Microsoft Office skills required (including Word and Excel)
• Knowledge of internal controls (SOX) in a public company environment preferred
• Ability to quickly learn and master various software
• Ability to meet high-demand monthly and quarterly accounting deadlines
• Ability to work well in small team environment cross-functionally within accounting, HR, and
operations (must be able to wear multiple hats)

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
• May require occasional evening and weekend work.
• Full-time onsite work at company's headquarters in San Diego.
For consideration send cover letter and resume to: and reference job
code 436JC.

About Fate Therapeutics, Inc.
Fate Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of first-
in-class cellular immunotherapies for cancer and immune disorders. The Company has established a
leadership position in the clinical development and manufacture of universal, off-the-shelf cell products
using its proprietary induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) product platform. The Company's immuno-
oncology product candidates include natural killer (NK) cell and T-cell cancer immunotherapies, which
are designed to synergize with well-established cancer therapies, including immune checkpoint
inhibitors and monoclonal antibodies, and to target tumor-associated antigens with chimeric antigen
receptors (CARs). The Company's immuno-regulatory product candidates include ProTmune™, a
pharmacologically modulated, donor cell graft that is currently being evaluated in a Phase 2 clinical trial
for the prevention of graft-versus-host disease, and a myeloid-derived suppressor cell immunotherapy
for promoting immune tolerance in patients with immune disorders. Fate Therapeutics is headquartered
in San Diego, CA. For more information, please visit