Sr. GL Accountant

Menlo Park, CA, United States
Jul 20, 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

Reporting to the Associate Director of Accounting, the Senior Accountant is a key contributor in the Finance organization who supports accounting operations and prepares 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:

• Perform month-end, quarter-end and year-end closing duties, including preparing journal entries, variance reporting, reconciliations, and account analysis to ensure compliance with U.S. GAAP
• Prepare supporting documents for internal/external auditors
• Help design, implement and maintain a thorough system of accounting process, policies and controls designed to accurately and efficiently close the books
• Apply a thorough understanding of GRAIL's business to all aspects of the accounting function
• Responsible for various accruals and reconciliations
• Assist in maintaining regular contact and building solid working relationships with various groups to ensure a high level of customer service
• Drive process improvements and automation to improve efficiencies
• Assist on project and ad hoc assignments as needed

Your background should include:

• Must have 5+ years of progressive accounting/finance experience, ideally a public accounting and private industry mix
• Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field.
• CPA desired
• Experience with Netsuite and Coupa is preferred
• Excellent professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills required
• Able 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 skills
• Logical and critical thinking skills
• Proven teamwork and collaboration skills
• Experience in Life Science industries 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 .