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Senior Accounting Manager

Telesis Bio
San Diego Metropolitan Area

We are seeking a Senior Manager, Accounting to own the monthly close and improve accounting processes. This role will report to the Corporate Controller and supervise a staff of three, plus the Accounting Manager for our U.S. subsidiary, as well as a payroll contractor. A successful candidate will have an enthusiastic entrepreneurial work ethic. This person will work closely with department heads, purchasing, and other members of the finance team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Own the month-end, quarter-end and year-end accounting close process and ensure close process is performed in a timely, accurate and auditable manner
  • Perform month-end close activities including consolidations, accruals, reconciliations, and revenue recognition
  • Collaborate with department heads to gain an understanding of contracts and work orders to ensure proper accounting
  • Manage payroll and ensure employees are properly paid
  • Manage employee benefits balance, such as PTO.
  • Analyze invoice data and compare to budget, contracts, and work orders to derive needed accruals or prepaid expenses at each period end
  • Provide budget vs actual analysis for areas of responsibility
  • Support internal and external audit requirements related to specific areas of responsibilities and prepare supporting documentation for SEC filings as needed.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of corporate accounting policies and procedures and assist in SOX implementation
  • Liaison with third-party firm regarding accounting for our international operations and with the Accounting Manager for our subsidiary operations in US.
  • All other duties as assigned or necessary

Required Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of accounting/GL experience either at a startup or audit firm
  • 2+ years of previous people management experience
  • Strong understanding of GAAP accounting and thorough knowledge of accounting principles
  • Experience with audits and SOX controls
  • The ability to manage a full GL
  • Thrive in a fast changing, start-up company environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Advanced Excel proficiency
  • Ability to proactively identify and solve problems
  • Outstanding integrity, accuracy, and organizational skills
  • The ability to execute on your goals with little training or input

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A CPA or CMA and an ability to write accounting policies
  • Life science and/or manufacturing experience
  • Computer skills: functional experience with an ERP, Microsoft Dynamics preferred
  • Experience with FP&A, SEC reporting and/or cost accounting
  • Experience with managing collaboration and/or government grant arrangement accounting preferred
  • Experience with consolidations
  • Accounting experience at public companies

Education Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is required

Working Conditions:

  • This position is based in our San Diego, CA office. This role requires the ability to report to the office 5 days per week.
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Ability to lift to 15 pounds required

Job type: FULL_TIME

Experience: 4 Year

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