Accounts Payable Specialist

South San Francisco, California, United States
Feb 18, 2021
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 looking to grow our accounting team as we continue to build operational excellence that will support significant growth over the next several years, to include a desire to grow into some GL functions. This position will be based in South San Francisco and will report to the Controller and interface with every individual at Senti.

The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, able to analyze transactions with high accuracy, be capable of multitasking and take the initiative to drive process change and improvements. They will enjoy working with scientists and the journey of a company in high-growth mode.

    • Assist in processing requisitions in Coupa
    • Help manage department budgets
    • Process vendor invoices, ensure proper entry and coding into the financial system
    • Interface with suppliers regularly as a part of the A/P process
    • Perform monthly Accounts Payable (including Credit Card Payable) close activities consisting of closing A/P reconciling key accounts, and ensuring completeness of A/P
    • Track and record accruals
    • Overseeing employee Expense Reporting system (Expensify)
    • Complete A/P and credit card accounts reconciliation
    • Assist Finance team with month-end closing procedures
    • Assist in supporting external audit testing procedures.

Skills Required
    • Highly motivated individual with a positive attitude and ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative startup environment
    • Ideally, someone who can be highly organized and flexible at the same time
    • Strong attention to detail and ability to research discrepancies and solve problems
    • General understanding of accounting principles and desire to grow into GL Accountant role
    • General understanding of SOX compliance rules and guidelines, or willing to learn about SOX

Education and Experience
    • BS +
    • 3-5 years of relevant experience
    • Coupa, NetSuite, MineralTree or comparable software, Excel

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 our investors. Senti Bio is based in South San Francisco, CA, USA.