Senior Accountant

South San Francisco, CA
Oct 07, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


REPORTS TO: Sr. Director Corporate Controller (temporary) / Assistant Controller (perm)


This role is directly responsible for the day-to-day financial oversight of Day One Bio’s clinical trials, will support the clinical trial team and Finance team in all financial accounting, reporting, and analysis associated with running clinical trials. This person will be the gatekeeper of all accounting related to the clinical trial activities, monthly actual reporting, monthly accrual, re-forecasts, the long-range model, and project modeling. This position reports to the Senior Director, Finance & Corporate Controller for a short period of time while the Assistant Controller joins the company. The role requires the Sr. Accountant to produce high-quality work while maintaining professionalism, attention to detail, an internal control mindsight, and the highest degree of integrity. An ability to communicate with internal clinical trial team members as well as external business partners is essential.



  • Responsible for monthly, quarterly, and annual close procedures
  • Prepare and coordinate month-end accrual estimates, including reviewing new and amended contracts to determine appropriate accounting treatment
  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders regarding costs and activities incurred
  • Perform monthly bank reconciliations and daily cash postings
  • Prepare journal entries and assist in account reconciliations
  • Manage semi-monthly payroll
  • Track and prepare State & Local business tax returns like Franchise, Property, and Sales & Use
  • Help ensure that internal controls are operating as designed
  • Respond to internal and external audit requests, as required
  • Manage lease accounting reconciliations and entries
  • Manage fixed asset reconciliation and entries
  • Manage balance sheet and income statement reconciliations
  • Assist with systems implementation projects
  • Ad hoc requests as needed



    • Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting

    • Experience:

      ·       3+ years of Finance and Accounting experience

      ·       CPA (Active or Inactive) a plus

      ·       Strong General Ledger knowledge

      ·       Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)

      ·       Strong knowledge and understanding of financial analysis and modeling


      ·       Proficient in Excel

      ·       Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to listen & build relationships

      ·       Results orientated. High energy, self-starter

      ·       Strong analytical and process improvement skills

      ·       Highly collaborative and a strong team player

      ·       Ability to adjust / function in ambiguity and solve problems in such an environment

      ·       Understands the unique needs of their audiences and tailors the message accordingly




      The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

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      Employment is conditioned upon full vaccination from the COVID-19 virus, including submission of documented proof thereof, as of the start date.  Day One Biopharmaceuticals will comply with applicable law regarding the reasonable accommodation of individuals who are not vaccinated because of a disability and/or sincerely held religious belief.