Senior Accounting Manager

Hayward, California
Oct 16, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


Reporting to the Director of Accounting, the Senior Accounting Manager is a “hands-on” position with direct responsibility for Arcus’ daily accounting operations and month/quarter-end closing, including certain equity responsibilities. This position will work with the internal finance team and external team (e.g., auditors, tax, etc.) and will be responsible for execution and review of core accounting functions.


  • Coach, manage and develop staff of 3 to meet goals and deliver strong support to business partners
  • Coordinate with purchasing and support accounts payable and payroll
  • Manage accounting close calendar and ensure closing objectives are met
  • Manage the General Ledger system, accounting operations, month-end and quarterly close
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly financial statements and provide consolidated data for reporting purposes
  • Review semi-monthly payroll for processing
  • Ensure A/P personnel is applying correct and timely payments to all vendors
  • Oversee vendor onboarding and wire/ACH bank account setup process
  • Monitor bank balances, review journal entries and account reconciliations for cash and investment accounts
  • Maintain fixed asset subledger and support ASC 842 lease accounting
  • Participate and support the maintenance of Sarbanes-Oxley internal control requirements with internal/external auditors
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures with emphasis on internal controls
  • Support annual audits and quarterly reviews with external auditors
  • Support NetSuite implementation efforts


  • 10+ years’ experience in accounting operations required; within Biotechnology preferred
  • BA required; CPA preferred
  • Experience using NetSuite, ADP, Concur, and Coupa preferred
  • Advanced Excel skills required
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about the role of finance and accounting in supporting the company’s strategy
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP and SOX 404 compliance
  • Solid experience helping to coordinate financial book closings, audits and financial statement preparation
  • Proven success working well under pressure, highly organized with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in an environment with continued process improvement and changes