Accounting Manager - GL

San Francisco, California
Nov 24, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About BridgeBio

BridgeBio is a biopharmaceutical company founded to discover, create, test, and deliver transformative medicines to treat patients who suffer from genetic diseases and cancers with clear genetic drivers. We bridge the gap between remarkable advancements in genetic science in academic institutions and the delivery of meaningful medicines to patients. Founded in 2015, the company has built a portfolio of 30+ drug development programs ranging from preclinical to late-stage development in multiple therapeutic areas including genetic dermatology, precision oncology, cardiology, endocrinology, neurology, pulmonology, and renal disease, with two approved drugs.

Our focus on scientific excellence and rapid execution aim to translate today’s discoveries into tomorrow’s medicines. We have U.S. offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Boston, New York, and Raleigh, with small satellites in other parts of the country. We also have international offices in Montreal, Canada, and Zug, Switzerland, and are expanding across Europe.

To learn more about our story and company culture, visit us at

Who You Are:

The Accounting Manager is an integral part of a growing accounting team. A successful candidate is someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced and rapidly growing environment, is result-oriented, analytical, has strong attention to detail, and is highly motivated to deliver excellence in their work consistently.

  • Work with accounting team members to ensure accurate and timely completion of the close accounting process, account analysis, roll forwards, and reconciliations of assigned general ledger accounts (such as but not limited to, cash, investments, prepaid and other assets, lease accounting, accruals and other liabilities, and equity)
  • Review journal entries and related supporting work papers. Ensure quality of work products and compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements
  • Prepare cash flows
  • Review consolidation and non-controlling interest accounting
  • Liaise with other team members to conduct accounting research addressing accounting issues identified; provide technical accounting guidance to team members
  • Review and analyze invoices, agreements, POs, etc. to determine the appropriate accounting treatments
  • Review the general ledger account fluctuation analysis, general ledger account reconciliations, and other analyses requested by management
  • 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 account responsibilities and associated activities. Drive closure of any internal/ external request/open items on a timely basis
  • Identify opportunities to reduce the close accounting cycle, enhance existing procedures
  • Assist the Controller and other members of the accounting team on ad hoc projects, as needed
  • Compliance with SOX requirements—ensure control procedures are executed and work paper documentation are SOX compliant; review and update control process flows and narratives; prepare all required data and analysis to support external audit, internal control, and SOX testing requests, among others
  • No matter your role at BridgeBio, successful team members are:

  • Patient Champions, who put patients first and uphold strict ethical standards
  • Entrepreneurial Operators, who drive towards practical solutions and have an ownership mindset
  • Truth Seekers, who are detailed, rational, and humble problem solvers
  • Individuals Who Inspire Excellence in themselves and those around them
  • High-quality executors, who execute against goals and milestones with quality, precision, and speed

Education, Experience & Skills Requirements:
  • BA/BS degree in accounting
  • Certified public accountant
  • 5+ years of combined accounting/audit experience (biotechnology industry, preferred)/public accounting (Big 4, preferred)
  • In-depth knowledge of US GAAP
  • Technical accounting experience (e.g., ASC 842, ASC810 (consolidation and non-controlling interest accounting), cash flows preparation, etc.)
  • 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
  • Ability 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
  • Strong ability to prioritize and organize work effectively
  • Must be able to collaborate and communicate (oral and written) effectively
  • High sense of urgency and knowledge to identify creative solutions to advanced, time-sensitive problems by balancing achievement of process objectives with practical considerations.
  • A high degree of organizational agility, able to handle sensitive issues with prudent discretion across all levels of the organization
  • Commitment to delivering quality results and overcoming obstacles and challenges in a time-sensitive environment
  • Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple work streams while remaining calm and effective under pressure

What We Offer:
  • Patient Days, where we are fortunate to hear directly from individuals living with the conditions we are seeking to impact throughout the year and learn 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
  • An unyielding commitment to always putting patients first. Learn more about how we do this here
  • A de-centralized model that enables our program teams to focus on advancing science and helping patients. Our affiliate structure is designed to eliminate bureaucracy and put decision-making power in the hands of those closest to the science
  • A place where you own the vision – both for your program and your own career path
  • A collaborative, fast-paced, data-driven environment where we inspire ourselves and each other to always perform at the top of our game
  • Access to learning and development resources to help you get in the best professional shape of your life
  • Robust and market competitive compensation & benefits package (Base, Performance Bonus, Equity, health, welfare & retirement programs)
  • Flexible PTO
  • Rapid career advancement for strong performers
  • Potential ability to work on multiple BridgeBio Pharma programs across multiple therapeutic areas over time
  • Partnerships with leading institutions
  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – with initiatives like Women at Bridge, we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels seen, valued, and heard

We will not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. Please do not send agency resumes to our website or BridgeBio and affiliating employees.