Senior Accountant

San Rafael, CA 94901

Posted: 03/15/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Finance & Accounting Job Number: 5790

Our client focuses on developing first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases.


  • This role is part of the North America Accounting team responsible for Technical Operations accounting function
  • The successful candidate will be an experienced accountant and will report to the Associate Director, North America Accounting
  • Candidate should be able to multi-task and work both independently in a fast-paced dynamic environment and be a strong collaborator
  • Candidate must possess a strong desire to learn, grow and develop their skills while providing enhancement to the current accounting function
  • Attention to detail and good analytical skills are essential
  • Main responsibilities include accounting for the Technical Operation function including partnering directly with the business and FP&A, contract review and general oversight of prepaids


  • Partnering with the Technical Operations business contacts and FP&A to understand activities which drive the US GAAP accounting
  • Provide guidance to the business and FP&A on accounting to include presentations and training
  • Responsible for the preparation of monthly JEs’ and account reconciliations relating to the accounting areas noted under summary above
  • Participate in process transformation and efficiencies to include identifying areas for streamlining and improvements
  • Contract review to determine the correct US GAAP Accounting
  • Completion of 10Q and 10K disclosure support for submission to the External reporting team
  • SOX - Ensure internal controls are working effectively and propose improvements to support evolving accounting environment.
  • Support both internal and external audits
  • Participate in Cross Functional Projects for North America Accounting



  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in GL Accounting, preferably with combination of Big 4 audit and public company experience.
  • Experience in a public company would be a distinct advantage.
  • Experience of monthly close activities in a deadline driven environment
  • ERP systems experience preferable Oracle EBS
  • A strong desire to learn and progress



  • Certified Public Accountant would be a distinct advantage
  • Bachelor’s in Accounting/Business Administration is desirable
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