New ABFO Open Posting, Senior Accountant, Principia Biopharma

Job Title:  Senior Accountant

Job Description:

The position reports to the Associate Director, Accounting and will be integral in accounting operations. The ideal candidate will be able to work well with cross functional teams while being hands on the general ledger and monthly-close processes and implementations. The successful candidate should possess solid accounting principles and motivation for growth. That person will also demonstrate the interpersonal skills necessary to support our team, its growing processes and the organization as a whole.

  • Responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of journal entries (with appropriate supporting documentation) for the month-end close, quarter-end close and accounting transactions
  • Responsible for preparing analysis and schedules for internal and external auditors
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly accounts reconciliation to ensure accurate reporting and ledger maintenance
  • Maintains, reconciles and resolves P&L and balance sheet ledger accounts
  • Ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (“SOX”) requirements through developing and maintaining strong internal controls over financial reporting and other technical accounting areas
  • Work cross functionally with accounting, finance, sales and other various business owners
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis and support for general financial operations to support business growth
  • Assist with external and internal auditors to ensure timely completion of audit requests and aid in the research and analysis of audit issues raised
  • Support implementations to ensure proper management associated with expense reimbursement, including Company credit cards. Direct the administration of our expense reimbursement system in our ERP
  • Assist in finance special projects


  • Requires application of accounting knowledge to day-to-day operations and projects
  • Requires effective communication and collaboration skills
  • Requires knowledge of US GAAP and general accounting policies and procedures
  • Requires prior experience in Biotechnology industry
  • Prefer excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Prefer ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment, meeting deadlines in an accurate and timely manner

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS/BA in Accounting or Business related
  • Application of US GAAP, SEC Reporting and SOX Compliance
  • Required proficiency with Microsoft office suite (Excel, Outlook, and Word)


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Principia Biopharma is an equal opportunity employer.

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