Accounting Manager

San Francisco, CA, United States
Jul 21, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Position Summary:

The Accounting Manager is an integral part of a growing accounting team and needs have strong operational experience with full-cycle accounts payable, General Ledger and month-end close process. The position requires the individual to have the ability to effectively multi-task, prioritize work, demonstrate accountability, and meet established deadlines. The ideal candidate will have strong operational experience who enjoys a fast-paced commercial environment. A successful candidate is someone who is articulate, professional, and understands the ins and outs of wearing multiple hats at a growing organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and/or review journal entries for key areas of responsibility including accruals, ensuring month-end close metrics are delivered in excellence
  • Analyzes and reviews general ledger accounts in preparation for month end close
  • Review and prepare Bank reconciliation entries
  • Prepare and maintain the monthly Fixed asset sub ledgers
  • General ledger account reconciliation preparation, review and follow-up on open items
  • Liaise between accounting team members and FP&A regarding the periodic activity under review and provide guidance on proper determination of U.S. GAAP expense recognition, accrual accuracy and disclosures
  • Support FP&A team for G&A accrual booking
  • Maintain system integrations: NetSuite, Zycus, and Concur
  • Manage the Flo Qast reconciliation tool
  • Assist with financial statement audit - prepare schedules, compile support for audit selections and other audit related activities
  • Identify and implement process improvements through standardization and automation of processes and control
  • Prepare and/or update standard operating procedures for assigned areas
  • Ad hoc finance support projects as needed


  • BA/BS Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 5+ years general ledger accounting experience desired
  • Experience with NetSuite, Concur, and procurement systems
  • An aptitude for learning and managing ERP data structures and reporting capabilities
  • Superior analytical and modeling skills including advanced proficiency in Excel and the ability to quickly manipulate and analyze large data sets and build reports
  • Strong work ethic including sound judgement, outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work independently
  • Able to work with high volume of transactions in a fast-paced environment
  • Results and goal-oriented mindset with an opportunistic eye towards process improvements
  • Strong ability to prioritize and organize work effectively
  • Must be able to collaborate and communicate effectively

Fit with GBT culture:

  • Ability to build strong relationships with co-workers of various backgrounds and expertise
  • Ability to function at a high level in a team setting whether leading the group or acting as an individual contributor
  • Values-based leadership consistent with GBT's Core Values
  • Excitement about the vision and mission of GBT
  • Flexibility
  • Integrity

NOTE: This position summary is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Global Blood Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.