Senior Accountant

San Diego, CA


Our client, a rapidly-growing Biopharmaceutical Company, is seeking a Senior Accountant to join their team in San Diego, CA. This is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door with a growing company and gain valuable experience to advance your career. Biopharmaceutical and Great Plains experience is strongly preferred.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for month-end closing process and preparation of consolidated financial

  • statements.

  •  Analysis of monthly general ledger account activity, journal entries, accruals, and reconciliation of GL accounts.

  •  Calculate, analyze, and prepare journal entries for R&D contract accruals, based on CMO and C RO agreements. Liaise with internal and external project managers for monthly analysis and to resolve issues.

  •  Calculate, maintain, and prepare journal entries for stock-based compensation.

  •  Prepare bank reconciliations, using Great Plains.

  •  Administer Fixed Asset process, including additions and disposals, and running monthly depreciation, using Great Plains.

  •  Maintain various spreadsheets, using advance Excel formulas, to support financial transactions and analysis of various expenses.

  •  Participate in annual budget process and budget vs. actual reporting.

  •  Assist in the review of AP vouchers and help with AP process, as needed.

  •  Process biweekly payroll by submitting input to ADP (outside payroll vendor), including responding to employee questions and requests relating to payroll.

  •  Prepare work papers for annual financial audit and related tax provision and tax return. Correspond with external auditors and tax firm as required.

  •  Tax compliance support for Use Tax, Property Tax, and other city/state reporting, as needed.

  •  Assist in development and implementation of workflow process improvements.

  •  Assist with special, ad-hoc projects as needed.

  •  Respond to internal and external customer requests as appropriate.

Job Requirements:

  • BS degree in accounting or finance

  •  Active CPA preferred

  •  5+ years of progressive accounting experience

  •  Solid understanding U.S. GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley

  •  Ability to research and interpret accounting guidance

  •  Strong knowledge and experience using Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains)

  •  Prior experience in payroll processing preferred

  •  Excellent analytical skills, attention to detail, and organization

  •  Advanced Excel skills (e.g. pivot tables, VLOOKUP, array formulas,)

  •  Ability to work independently with little supervision

  •  Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills



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