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.
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.
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.