Senior Accountant in San Diego, CA at Vaco

Date Posted: 5/4/2021

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Job Description

Title: Senior Accountant

Industry: Biotech

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 Company/Opportunity: Phase 1 clinical stage biopharma who recently secured another round of funding.


  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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

About your Recruiter: My name is Linnea Westman, and I am a Finance and Accounting Recruiter at Vaco. Before joining Vaco I worked as an auditor at EY. I'm tremendously grateful for my experience in public accounting as it has helped me understand my candidate's skillset and clients' needs better, which in turn has allowed me to successfully help accounting and finance professionals in their transition from one job to another. I am here to listen to you, understand what you are looking for in your next role, and advise on the San Diego job market.

If the role listed above is not the perfect fit for you, I still welcome you to apply if you have a bachelor's degree in finance or accounting, or similar. Public accounting, CPA and larger public company experience is always a plus for our clients as well.

Looking forward to speaking with you.