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Accounting Manager

Gladstone Institutes
San Francisco, CA
Start date
Nov 10, 2023

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Administration, Accounting
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Biotech Bay

Job Details



Become an integral member of a vibrant team dedicated to supporting scientific research. Gladstone Institutes is an independent, nonprofit life science research organization, located in the epicenter of biomedical and technological innovation in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are excited to be expanding our Finance team and are seeking a collaborative and detail-oriented Accounting Manager to serve a key role in the Finance Department.

The Accounting Manager performs supervisory and management activities related to accounts payable and receivable processes, ensuring financials are timely and accurate, implementing internal controls, and approving and posting journal entries. Work contributes to the overall organizational strategy and departmental operations.

Duties include:

  • Manage the monthly, quarterly, and annual closing cycles and coordinate with other departments to ensure proper accounting for transactions and timeliness and accuracy of financial information

  • Review monthly balance sheet reconciliations for accuracy, proper GAAP classification, and program coding

  • Manage the daily operations of the accounts payable/accounts receivable team, including reviewing vendor invoices and payments

  • Maintain vendor relationships by ensuring statement and invoicing discrepancies are resolved timely

  • Prepare complex accounting journal entries including allocations, accruals, reclassification, and recurring entries, and review journal entries prepared by team members

  • Ensure policies and procedures are being followed, identify any operational deficiencies, implement processes to address deficiencies, and establish controls around the new processes

  • Coordinates with external auditors, including responding to requests and assisting in the preparation of audit schedules.

  • Assist with annual tax return preparation and 1099, 1098 and 1042 filings

  • May perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. CPA strongly preferred

  • 5-7 years of relevant experience, public accounting experience preferred

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate well with all levels of the organization is required

  • Previous supervisory experience with a proven ability to effectively motivate and mentor employees

  • Strong technical accounting knowledge of GAAP

  • Proactive and highly organized with great time management and prioritization skills

  • Exceptional Excel skills. Workday experience a plus.

Hiring Range:


Gladstone Perks & Benefits

  • People–work with talented, committed, and supportive teammates within an organization that values each member of its community.

  • A meaningful place to grow and learn–whether it’s your professional skills or scientific knowledge, we have the resources and environment to advance either so you can better support Gladstone’s mission to drive a new era of discovery in disease-oriented science and to mentor tomorrow’s leaders in an inspiring and diverse environment.

  • Healthy work/life balance–you are highly engaged and productive at work because you can have time to recharge and enjoy a vibrant life outside of work.

  • Compensation–competitive salary. Title and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

  • Excellent benefits–generous medical, dental, vision, retirement plan, paid vacation, commuter benefits, access to free shuttle transportation.

​Gladstone is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other non-job related characteristic. We make all employment decisions so as to further this principle of equal employment.


Gladstone is an independent, nonprofit life science research organization located in the epicenter of biomedical and technological innovation in the San Francisco Bay Area. Gladstone has created a research model that disrupts how science is done, funds big ideas, and attracts the brightest minds. Gladstone Institutes leads the way for innovative research in the biomedical field. We always seek dedicated and talented individuals to join our team.

Scientists know that using a diversity of approaches is often the most efficient strategy for solving a problem. New and different perspectives engender the very innovation that Gladstone prizes. This is one of the many reasons why we value diversity at Gladstone—be that a diversity of race, culture, religion, mental or physical ability, heritage, age, gender, sexual orientation or other characteristics. Our employees hail from more than 30 countries around the globe and we seek to hire the best and brightest for our diverse team of scientists and administrators. Career opportunities are available in both our administrative offices and our research areas.

Our Benefits
Gladstone offers eligible employees—and their dependents—a comprehensive range of benefits, including health insurance, retirement savings, and professional development.


  • Health and Retirement
    • A choice of medical plans, flexible spending account, and retirement account options that include employer contributions help you take care of your health and your future.
  • Time Away from Work
    • More than just vacation days, our paid and unpaid leave policies offer flexibility to help you confront different stages of life including maternity and paternity leave, as well as other types of family leave.
  • Professional Development
    • Gladstone encourages employees to seek the skills they need to remain at the forefront of their profession. By supporting professional development workshops and continuing education, Gladstone provides employees with the resources they need to evolve in their role and in their career.
  • Gladstone Cares
    • A specially selected suite of benefits to support you in and out of the workplace. Includes resources for dealing with the many stages of life to specific coverage for family planning, and back-up child or elder care coverage.
Company info
1650 Owens Street
San Francisco
United States

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