1-617-500-6690 [email protected]

Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Senior Accountant

Job Number: 29601

Location: San Diego, CA

Job Description

The Senior Accountant will be a key member of the Global Finance Team and play a critical part in building effective partnerships with our Clinical and Research teams. Responsibilities include supporting the monthly close process, clinical trial accruals, audit and SOX requests. A strong work ethic, attention to detail, and demonstrated knowledge of technical and operational accounting and finance functions are a must.


  • Responsible for maintaining complex accrual schedules for clinical trial and CMC accruals, collaborates cross-functionally with Clinical and Research teams to facilitate accurate accounting estimates and assesses each accrual for proper prepaid or payable balance
  • Assist the month-end close process and internal financial reporting including preparation and review of journal entries, account reconciliations, reports and schedules
  • Ensure an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year-end close
  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly and annual audits
  • Research and resolve issues as they relate to invoices, purchase orders and contracts
  • Research variances to budget and trend fluctuations to identify errors and/or explain variances to management
  • Assist with identifying process improvements, implementing changes, and ensuring best practices.
  • Support SOX compliance processes and assist with the update of controls including assessing any control gaps and changes in processes

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field is preferred
  • 3-5 years of relevant accounting experience with processing General Ledger activities (journal entries, reconciliations, analytical research & problem resolution)
  • Experience working in a biotech, pharmaceutical or clinical research organization and 2-4 years of public accounting experience is a plus
  • Solid understanding of US GAAP
  • High degree of proficiency in Excel
  • Working knowledge of NetSuite or other higher tier accounting system preferred
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Proactive problem-solving skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment and handle multiple requests
  • Ability to build relationships cross-functionally and communicate effectively with all levels within the company.


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