New ABFO Open Job Posting, Senior Accountant, Poseida Therapeutics, Inc.

Position Summary

The Senior Accountant will be responsible for a wide variety of accounting responsibilities. The position requires that the candidate be a hands-on professional with a strong understanding of the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and financial reporting. A SOX-compliant mindset, strong leadership, analytical, and problem-solving skills, and desire and ability to identify, recommend and lead improvements is important.


These may include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare key monthly reconciliations, with an emphasis on the Company’s clinical trial accruals, fixed asset rollforward, prepaid expenses, etc.
  • Identify and research treatment for complex transactions and emerging accounting standards (SEC, US GAAP, PCAOB, etc.) and assist with technical memo preparation
  • Assist with management of quarterly reporting schedule and related deliverables
  • Prepare and review schedules to support the annual audit process
  • Examine contracts to summarize key terms and determine appropriate accounting treatment
  • Adhere to internal control procedures, provide assistance in updating and improving documentation related to internal controls, and assist with annual walkthroughs
  • Ensure compliance with Company accounting and internal control policies as well as GAAP
  • Perform ad hoc reporting and analysis as required
  • Participate in process improvements, financial system enhancements and special projects as needed

Requirements, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field with at least 5 years of progressive experience in an accounting role (an equivalent combination of relevant education and applicable job experience may be considered)
  • CPA strongly preferred
  • Public company, biotech/pharmaceutical company, and/or public accounting (Big 4 preferred) experience preferred
  • Ability to work independently, coordinating priorities to meet deadlines. Must have ability to set own pace and prioritize multiple projects and deadlines and adapt to changing work priorities
  • Results oriented with strong accounting, financial, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of US GAAP
  • Strong organization, time management skills, and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and possess the ability to communicate effectively with employees of different levels
  • Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Ability to manage highly confidential material in an appropriate manner
  • Must have an understanding of financial accounting systems and processes
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office Suite with intermediate-to-advanced Excel skills
  • Experience designing, implementing, and documenting

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