New ABFO Member Company Open Job Posting Sr. Accounting Manager, Insitro

The Opportunity

At insitro, we are combining human biology and machine learning to discover and develop new therapeutics. The heart of our strategy is to produce large data sets that will drive machine learning and yield key biological insights. This strategy requires a seamless, robust, and effective operation that simultaneously spans multiple projects, some partnered and some in-house. 

Reporting to the Controller / VP, Finance, we are seeking an experienced, collaborative and versatile Senior Accounting Manager to join our growing Accounting Team.  In this role, you will be overseeing all operational accounting, including and not limited to, owning the general ledger transactions and financial statements, managing accounts payable, preparing payroll and stock administration, audit preparation and ERP implementation.  You will have the opportunity to work cross-functionally and support our scientists, engineers, and operational colleagues. Further, you will implement “best in class” accounting policies and tools to streamline and support our rapid company growth.  

Your primary duties will be:

  • Manage the monthly close process, including preparation/review of journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Manage Accounting Payable - Ensure proper approval of invoices in compliance with our purchase authorization matrix and resolve escalated issues and inquiries 
  • Prepare and file 1099s, use tax and ensure compliance with all other IRS regulations and filings 
  • Responsible for full cycle payroll processing, reporting and compliance
  • Responsible for Stock Administration accuracy and timeliness of recording and reporting all equity award activities 
  • Prepare and present monthly financial reports and executive close summary of results
  • Assist with the transition of accounting activities from an external consulting company to in-house 
  • Partner with Controller / VP, Finance on ERP and expense reporting implementation and other accounting systems and tools
  • Partner with Controller / VP, Finance on implementing and monitoring accounting policies, procedures and SOX compliance
  • Be a mentor and leader to staff by providing guidance, support and training 
  • Participate in special projects and perform other related duties as assigned

You will be joining an exciting biotech startup that has long-term stability due to significant funding, yet is very much in formation. A lot can change in this early and exciting phase, providing many opportunities for significant impact across several functions and disciplines. You will work closely with a very talented team, learn a broad range of skills, and help shape insitro’s culture, strategic direction, and outcomes. Join us in leading the way to better medicines through predictive models by integrating machine learning and biology at scale.

 About You

  • Bachelor degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field  
  • 8+ years of relevant work experience preferably in public biotech or technology
  • CPA certification with a minimum of 3 years of public accounting experience 
  • Strong understanding of US GAAP and experience with SEC regulations
  • Accounting ERP system experience, preferably in Netsuite or similar
  • Experience using and expense reporting systems or similar
  • Experience using Gusto or similar payroll system and Carta or similar equity administration system
  • Advanced Excel skills and ability to work in G-Suite
  • Organized and strong attention to detail with an ability to simultaneously research discrepancies and solve problems
  • Effective communicator with good verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent project management skills and the ability to collaborate with cross-functional leaders and others in the company
  • Ability to work independently with general direction and guidance
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask in an ever changing environment
  • Passion for making a difference in the world

Benefits at insitro

  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Open vacation policy
  • Team lunches (catered daily)
  • Commuter benefits
  • Paid parental leave

About insitro

insitro is a data-driven drug discovery and development company that uses machine learning and high-throughput biology to transform the way that drugs are discovered and delivered to patients. By generating high-throughput, functional genomic data sets and aligning them with patient data via novel machine learning methods, insitro builds predictive models that can accelerate target selection and the design and development of effective therapeutics. The company is using state-of-the-art technologies from bioengineering to create massive data sets that enable cutting edge machine learning methods to be brought to bear on key bottlenecks in pharmaceutical R&D. insitro was launched in 2018 with a Series A of over $100M funded by a16z, Arch Venture Partners, Foresite Capital, GV (formerly Google Ventures), and Third Rock Ventures, as well as additional investments from Alexandria Venture Investments, Bezos Expeditions, Mubadala Investment Company, Two Sigma Ventures, Verily, and other undisclosed investors. The company is located in South San Francisco, CA. For more information on insitro, please visit the company’s website at 


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