Senior Accounting Manager, R&D

San Francisco, California
Jul 09, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
BridgeBio finds, develops, and delivers breakthrough medicines for genetic diseases. The company bridges remarkable advancements in genetic science with the entrepreneurial engine required to rapidly create lifesaving medicines for patients with unmet needs. Founded in 2015 by a team of industry veterans, the company has built a portfolio of 20 transformative drugs ranging from pre-clinical to late-stage development in multiple therapeutic areas, including genetic dermatology, oncology, cardiology, neurology, endocrinology, renal disease, and ophthalmology. The company’s focus on scientific excellence and rapid execution aim to translate today’s discoveries into tomorrow’s medicines. We have offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Boston, New York, and Raleigh with small satellites in other parts of the country. 

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Who You Are:

The Senior Manager - R&D Accounting is an integral part of a growing accounting team and oversees the R&D-related accounting close process--from preclinical, clinical, contract to manufacture. This position currently reports to the Controller but will partner extensively with the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team to ensure a thorough understanding of various R&D programs/initiatives and lead the accurate and timely completion of the R&D-related accounting close. A successful candidate is someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced and rapidly growing environment, result-oriented, analytical, strong attention to detail, and highly always motivated to deliver excellence in their work.

  • Lead a team of R&D accountants and manage the monthly R&D-related accounting close to ensure accurate and timely completion of expenses, prepayments and deposits, and accrual accounts  
  • Review and/or prepare journal entries and related supporting work papers. Ensure quality of work products and compliance with SOX requirements
  • Review and analyze invoices, read contracts, and compare/ reconcile data to POs, budgets, and/or work orders to determine the appropriate accounting treatments
  • Prepare R&D fluctuation analysis by segments (e.g., subsidiaries, programs, phases, etc.) as well as R&D-related general ledger account fluctuation analysis
  • Review and/or prepare general ledger account reconciliations and other R&D analysis requested by management
  • Primary liaison between the R&D accounting team and FP&A team regarding the monthly R&D activities under review. Guide the proper accounting treatment of R&D-related transactions
  • Coordinate with other accounting team members in identifying, researching, and documenting significant accounting matters
  • Manage the quarterly review, interim and year-end audit, as well as tax requirements relating to R&D-related accounts and associated activities. Drive closure of any internal/ external request/open items on a timely basis
  • Identify opportunities to reduce the R&D-related accounting close cycle, enhance existing procedures
  • Assist the Controller and other members of the accounting team on ad hoc projects, as needed

Education, Experience & Skills Requirements:
  • BA/BS degree in accounting. CPA preferred.
  • Must have 8+ years of R&D-related accounting experience in the biotechnology/pharmaceuticals industry
  • 7+ years of public accounting (Big 4) in biotech/pharmaceutical clients (with experience auditing R&D accounts) is highly preferred
  • Experience with ERP systems (e.g., NetSuite, SAP)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong work ethic including sound judgment, outstanding interpersonal skills, and ability to work independently
  • Able to work with a high volume of transactions in a fast-paced environment
  • Results and goal-oriented mindset with an opportunistic eye towards process improvements

What We Offer:
  • Patient Days, where we are fortunate enough to learn more about the lives we are looking to impact and a real exchange of ideas as to how we can improve our efforts
  • A culture inspired by our values: put patients first; think independently, be radically transparent; every minute counts, and let the science speak
  • Learning and development training to help employees be the best version of themselves
  • Collaborative business environment
  • Excellent compensation package (Base, Performance Bonus, Stock, RSU programs)
  • Excellent benefits package
  • Flexible PTO
  • With office locations in San Francisco, Boston, New York, and Raleigh, there are ample cross-collaboration opportunities with other BridgeBio Pharma programs
  • A fast-paced, data-driven, work environment with world-class R&D minds and capabilities
  • Work with the most productive groups of R&D operators in the industry
  • Partnerships with leading institutions
  • A platform for meaningful scientific contributions to shine
  • Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion – with initiatives like Women at Bridge, we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels respected for who they are, empowered to contribute, inspired to lead, and supported in their efforts to do so

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