Senior Accountant - recent IPO'd biotech in San Diego, CA at Vaco

Date Posted: 5/4/2021

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Job Description

About Vaco: Vaco provides expert consulting, permanent placement, executive search, and strategic staffing for companies around the world, in the areas of accounting, finance, operations, administration and more. As a premier talent solutions firm, Vaco connects people to their dream jobs and helps leading companies find talent to grow their business.

About the Opportunity:

Come join a biopharmaceutical company working to help patients that have unmet needs with gastroenterology and autoimmune diseases. This position will bring a lot of growth, development and learning opportunities for the right individual. The opportunity to learn from a cohesive team and very strong leaders, and the chance to join the company during a very exciting growth stage.


Cash Management:

  • Prepare daily cash receipts totals and month to date summaries for management
  • Analyze and prepare journal entries for a large volume of monthly bank transactions
  • Perform monthly bank reconciliation for multiple bank accounts in a relatively short timeframe.

Other Duties:

  • Provide strong system related support to month end closing. Perform queries and data downloads in order to compile information for analysis and reporting.
  • Perform monthly reconciliations of assigned general ledger accounts including preparation of journal entries for applicable balance sheet accounts.
  • Research variances to budget and trend fluctuations to identify errors and/or explain variances to management
  • Assist in the preparation and review of the monthly and quarterly financial packages for management
  • Support and back up accounts payable function
  • Provide necessary audit support relating to assigned accounts and reporting
  • Participates in proactively identifying, assessing and implementing prevent and detect controls and participating in compliance with all internal control related requirements
  • Applies principles of accounting and maintain the financial records in compliance with US GAAP, Company policies and internal controls
  • Tasks and projects as assigned


  • BA/BS degree in Finance/Accounting
  • 4-6 years of related experience in general ledger maintenance, journal entry preparation, balance sheet reconciliations, variance analyses, and full cycle A/P.
  • ASC 606 Revenue Recognition preferred
  • Experience with the application of revenue recognition standards under ASC 606 preferred.
  • Experience with clinical trial accruals preferred.
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Excel and Word required.
  • Experience in biotech/diagnostics industry preferred.
  • Experience with QuickBooks a plus

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