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Senior Accountant

Neogene Therapeutics
Santa Monica, California, United States
Start date
May 16, 2024

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Administration, Accounting
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

Pushing the frontier of solid cancer therapy, Neogene Therapeutics is a global, clinical stage biotechnology company built on the premise of innovation and novel paradigm-changing science. Using tumor mutation profiles to engineer fully individualized T cell therapies, Neogene is bringing new hope to address the current limitations of treatments available today.

We offer the opportunity to join a highly dynamic biotech with locations in Amsterdam, Netherlands and in Santa Monica, CA. You can expect a collaborative environment created by a team with deep scientific expertise and an industrial track-record in T cell therapies.

Neogene values pro-active team-players who pursue their goals with dedication, endurance, and a daring mindset. If you share our commitment to make a difference to patients in need, we can provide an exciting opportunity for your career.

Position Summary

The Senior Accountant will be responsible for the execution of the financial day-to-day administration of the business including the monthly closing and provision of accurate management information on actuals and budgets. You will be reporting to the Senior Accounting Manager, based in the Santa Monica, US and will work close together with the finance team members in the United States and Netherlands, ensuring effective and timely execution of Finance related matters. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for day-to-day accounting functions, including bank reconciliation, assisting with the accounts payable accounting, preparation of supplier reconciliations and liaising with suppliers in resolving reconciling items, and preparing some schedules for month end close.
  • Contribute in maintaining a fixed asset listing and rollforward for the purchase, receipt and accounting of physical equipment and combining the internal control requirements with the available application options in the accounting system.
  • Extract and analyze financial information, assessing internal control processes and contribute to process improvements.
  • Prepare journal entries and supporting document as needed as part of month end close, accruals, reclassification of balances, etc.
  • Assist in the tracking of contracts and related costs across entities within NetSuite
  • Assist in preparing and providing support for tax compliance matters (personal property tax, income tax, and other taxes when assessed)
  • Assist in preparing and submitting monthly financial reports (P&L, Balance Sheet, movement schedules) and management reports (in-depth actuals vs budget/forecast analysis).
  • Collaborate with business control / operations in preparing forecast and budget information and reporting on this.
  • Participate in cost-control activities.
  • Support operational team on any other matters, such as ERP guidance.

 Required Skills/Abilities

  • Applying a risk management mindset in the core finance processes.
  • Knowledge of IFRS and / or US GAAP: Research & Development expenses and assets, Right-of-use assets and liabilities leases accounting, physical assets and inventory.
  • Proficient to analyze, prepare and present data in Excel (performing X-Lookups on data sets and perform financial analysis).
  • Read and understand invoices, vendor communication and contracts. Applying the conclusions on financial accounting consequences.
  • Ability to prioritize and work to deadlines.
  • Self-starter and able to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
  • You are an independent thinker and self-starter with a mindset of process improvement.
  • Have strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills to act as an enabler across the organization to derive and obtain financial information.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in an accountancy or finance related field
  • A minimum of three(3) years of experience in accounting  
  • Demonstrated experience in a biotech/pharmaceutical industry in a global environment preferred.
  • Working experience in the field of the procurement and accounts payable function with knowledge of process management and accounting of incurred expenses, purchased physical equipment.
  • Experience with the NetSuite accounting system is highly preferred.
  • External auditing experience at a medium-sized or Big 4 firm is an added bonus.

The anticipated salary range for candidates who will work in Santa Monica, CA is $115,000 to $135,000. The final salary offered to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and length of experience within the job type and length of experience within the industry, education, etc.

Note: At this time, Neogene is not sponsoring VISAs

At Neogene we celebrate the diversity of our employees and our leadership. Neogene is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. 


DE&I Statement

Headline: We embrace our individual differences.

"Our mission is to build a workforce reflective of our communities to be receptive to patients' broad and unique perspectives, enabling us to empathize with their needs. Together, we strive to uphold a value system that promotes:

  • Opportunities for continuous learning to drive behavioral change and to be respectful of other points of view
  • A collaborative culture that leverages the diverse perspectives of employees and supports courage
  • Zero tolerance for discrimination

We are committed to an emotionally and psychologically safe workplace that trusts employees to boldly explore innovative solutions. We recognize that intentionally embracing diversity at Neogene, empowers us to better relate to patients, and advance our mission to deliver cures where none exist.”



Neogene Therapeutics is a global, preclinical stage biotechnology company pioneering the development of next generation, fully individualized engineered T cell therapies for a broad spectrum of cancers.

Our proprietary neoantigen T cell receptor (TCR) discovery and T cell engineering platform identifies TCR genes with specificity for neoantigens – found exclusively on cancer cells as a result of cancer-associated DNA mutations.

Cancer is a genetically individual disease – no two tumors are exactly the same. These variations create neoantigens – unique targets for every tumor. Neogene’s novel approach delivers a tailored T cell therapy containing a unique set of specific TCR genes for each individual patient. Engineered into patient-derived T cells, these TCRs are directed toward neoantigens in tumor cells, with the goal of eliciting strong and durable responses in a variety of solid tumor indications.

We offer the opportunity to join a highly dynamic biotech start-up. You can expect a collaborative environment created by a team with deep scientific expertise and an industrial track-record in T cell therapies. We value pro-active team-players who pursue their goals with dedication, endurance and a daring mindset. If you share our commitment to make a difference to patients in need, we can provide an exciting opportunity for your career.

Company info
2225 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica
United States

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