Accounting Manager

Menlo Park, CA, United States
Apr 30, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. It is supported by leading global investors and pharmaceutical, technology, and healthcare companies. For more information, please visit

The Accounting Manager is a key contributor in the Finance organization who manages and administers all accounting operations and other ad hoc analysis as required. He/she is an accounting professional with experience in a fast-paced private or public company environment who has demonstrated experience supporting the accounting function to meet the needs of a changing and growing business.

You will

• Manage several key areas within the US month-end close process, including reviewing of journal entries, account reconciliations and preparing and reviewing financial reporting and flux analysis
• Ensure all financial data is in compliance with the U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
• Maintain, identify opportunities to improve, and implement internal financial controls and procedures to ensure SOX readiness/compliance
• Plan and design business processes and objectives and make recommendations and changes in order to improve and support scalability in the team organization, business systems and activities
• Collaborate and coordinate with various business partners to obtain required financial reporting information and develop improvements to the financial reporting process
• Review and prepare schedules for annual audit and quarterly reviews as required for our external auditors
• Manage and mentor a team of Accountants to build their professional career and maximize potential
• Able to deliver results in a fast-paced work environment

Your Background should:

• 7+ years of progressive accounting/finance experience, ideally a public accounting and private industry mix
• CPA desired
• Experience with Netsuite is required
• Excellent professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills required
• Ability to prioritize assignments, deal with interruptions, and meet deadlines in a fast paced and growth oriented environment
• Advanced Excel and Google Suite of products (Sheets, Docs) is a plus
• Proven analytical and project management skillsLogical and critical thinking skillsProven teamwork and collaboration skills
• Experience in Life Science industries strongly preferred

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

GRAIL, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries ("GRAIL") does not accept any liability for fees for resumes from recruiters or employment agencies ("Agency"), without a binding, written recruitment agreement between GRAIL and Agency describing the services and specific job openings ("Agreement"). GRAIL may consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume and explicitly reserves the right to hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the Agency, unless an Agreement is in place. Any email or verbal contacts with any person within GRAIL is inadequate to create a binding agreement. Agencies without an Agreement are requested not to contact any hiring managers of GRAIL with recruiting inquiries or resumes. Agencies interested in partnering with GRAIL may contact GRAIL's HR Department through our Customer Service team .