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Senior Accountant

Employer
Senti Biosciences
Location
South San Francisco, California
Start date
Nov 27, 2022

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Discipline
Administration, Accounting
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Hotbed
Biotech Bay
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Job Details

Thank you for your interest in a career at Senti Biosciences. Our mission is to create a new generation of smarter medicines that outmaneuver complex diseases in ways previously inconceivable. We are passionate about designing gene circuits to improve the “intelligence” of cell and gene therapies in order to enhance their therapeutic effectiveness against a broad range of diseases that conventional medicines are unable to address.
 
At Senti, we find purpose and meaning knowing that our efforts have the potential to improve the lives of patients and their families with more effective and safer treatment options. With science as our foundation and empathy as our key guiding principle, colleagues become friends, managers become mentors, and with time, cancer becomes history.

This Senior Accountant role will report to the Associate Director, Accounting and will be responsible for supporting the Company’s general ledger close process for areas such as cash, investments, prepaid expenses, payroll, fixed assets, accruals, intercompany transactions and other general accounting areas. The successful candidate will be a strong team player who is detail oriented and has the ability to pivot fearlessly when necessary. The candidate will be expected to apply the Company's accounting policies to ensure an accurate, high quality and efficient monthly and quarterly financial close in order to meet the Company’s external SEC reporting/filing timelines, while also ensuring compliance with the related SOX controls and US GAAP.
Responsibilites
  • Assist in the monthly close process, including, but not limited to, preparing journal entries and account reconciliations for fixed assets, accruals, prepaids and other aspects of financial close.
  • Perform monthly bank and account reconciliations.
  • Monthly trend analysis to ensure all expenses are captured and booked according to GAAP.
  • Assist with other accounting function, including review of contracts and payroll processing
  • Work closely with AP Specialist and other departments to ensure that purchase orders and invoices are booked appropriately and reflect correct GL accounts, project coding etc.
  • Provide support for external financial audits and prepare schedules as needed.
  • Assist with Sales and use tax filing, property tax, Delaware Franchise tax and other business compliances.
  • Special projects and other tasks as assigned

Qualifications
  • BS/BA in Accounting or equivalent with a solid knowledge of GAAP, general ledger and financial statements 
  • Self-motivated and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and managing multiple projects and tasks.
  • 6 years or more of relevant experience required.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Advanced MS Excel and Word skills.
  • Experience with NetSuite, Coupa, Mineral Tree or Bill.com desired

Salary and Benefits
  • Base pay and stock options to be determined based on application qualifications with the aim of being competitive with similar roles in the area
  • Significant growth opportunity as the company expands
  • Empathetic, supportive and collaborative colleagues and work environment

Senti Bio is a publicly traded (Nasdaq: SNTI) gene circuit company headquartered in South San Francisco. Our mission is to create a new generation of smarter medicines that outmaneuver complex diseases using novel and unprecedented approaches.

We are committed to an inclusive and diverse Senti Bio. We believe that different perspectives lead to better ideas, and better ideas allow us to better understand the needs and interests of our diverse Senti Team. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives and are an equal opportunity employer.

Company

Senti Biosciences is a next-generation therapeutics company that is developing gene circuits and programming cells for tremendous therapeutic value. Senti’s mission is to outsmart complex diseases with more intelligent medicines that will transform people’s lives. By programming cells to respond, adapt and make decisions, Senti is creating smarter therapies with computer-like logic, enhanced functionality and greater therapeutic control.

Senti’s product candidates address major challenges in cancer treatment. To overcome cancer immune evasion, Senti is building cell therapies equipped with combinatorial arming gene circuits to elicit broad and sustained anti-tumor immune responses. Senti is also developing next-generation cell therapies that more precisely target and eliminate cancer cells while sparing healthy tissue.

Senti Biosciences is based in South San Francisco and was founded in 2016 by Drs. Tim Lu, Philip Lee, Jim Collins and Wilson Wong. Senti is proud to count NEA, 8VC, Amgen Ventures, Lux Capital, Menlo Ventures, Pear Ventures, Allen & Company, Nest.Bio, Omega Funds, and LifeForce Capital among its investors.

 

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Location
2 Corporate Drive, First Floor
South San Francisco
CA
94080
US
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