New ABFO Member Company Open Posting - Accountant
, insitro

South San Francisco

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. 

We are seeking an Accountant to join our growing Accounting Team.  In this role, you will be performing full-cycle accounts payable and assisting with the month-end close process in a fast-paced environment while ensuring compliance with policies and procedures.  You will have the opportunity to work cross-functionally and support our scientists, engineers, and operational colleagues.  Further, you will assist with implementing systems and tools to streamline and scale our rapid company growth.  

Your primary duties will be:

  • Process, code and ensure vendor invoices are in compliance with our purchase authorization matrix
  • Monitor the Accounting inbox to ensure that all invoices and other vendor communications are properly and timely addressed
  • Prepare and perform weekly and adhoc vendor payments
  • Ensure W-9s are obtained and assist with 1099 filings
  • Accrue use tax and ensure compliance with all IRS regulations
  • Assist with month-end close process, including preparation of journal entries and account reconciliations (i.e. bank reconciliation, prepaids, accruals, etc.)
  • Assist with expense reporting system and ERP implementation 
  • Assist with financial audits
  • Maintain A/P and general ledger accounting procedures and assist with process improvements
  • Assist with other ad-hoc requests and 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
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience preferably in biotech 
  • ERP system experience
  • Expense reporting system experience
  • Proficient Excel skills and ability to work in G-Suite
  • Organized and strong attention to detail 
  • Customer service oriented with good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision and as part of a team
  • 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
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and onsite barista; fully stocked micro-kitchen with free snacks and drinks 
  • Commuter benefits
  • Paid parental leave

About insitro

nsitro is a data-driven drug discovery and development company using machine learning and high-throughput biology to transform the way that drugs are discovered and delivered to patients. The company is applying state-of-the-art technologies from bioengineering to create massive data sets that enable the power of modern machine learning methods to be brought to bear on key bottlenecks in pharmaceutical R&D. The resulting predictive models are used to accelerate target selection, to design and develop effective therapeutics, and to inform clinical strategy. insitro was launched in 2018 with a Series A of $100M funded by top investors including a16z, Arch Venture Partners, Foresite Capital, GV, and Third Rock Ventures. In 2019 the company announced a collaboration with Gilead Sciences in the area of NASH and, in mid 2020, announced a Series B financing of $143M including current investors and new investors Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments), T. Rowe Price, BlackRock, Casdin Capital and other leading investors. The company is located in South San Francisco, CA. For more information about insitro, please visit the company’s website at  www.


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