New ABFO Open Job Posting - Associate Accountant, Shape Therapeutics, Seattle WA


Seattle, WA

Shape Therapeutics is a biotechnology company developing next-generation RNA-targeted therapies to treat the world’s most challenging diseases. The ShapeTX technology platform includes RNAskip™, a proprietary suppressor tRNA technology that enables premature stop codon readthrough; RNAfixTM, a precision RNA editing technology using endogenous Adenosine Deaminase Acting on RNA (ADAR); and AAVidTM, a next-generation engineered adeno-associated virus (AAV) platform producing highly specific, tissue-tropic AAVs. The power of the ShapeTX platforms resides in redirecting the cellular machinery already present in our cells, thereby bypassing the risks of immunogenicity and DNA damage seen with other contemporary editing technologies. 

At ShapeTX, we are a dynamic team of professionals who are dedicated and passionate about making cures a reality. Through diversity of thought, scientific knowledge, professional rigor and focus we are merging cutting-edge science with extensive drug development expertise to unlock cures to many debilitating diseases. Shape Therapeutics is headquartered in Seattle, Washington with a satellite site in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

ShapeTx is looking for an Associate Accountant to join our fast-growing Finance & Accounting team. This position will report to the Senior Manager of Accounting and will have the unique opportunity to build processes, collaborate with cross-functional teams and play a key role in the Accounting team's ability to scale. The Associate Accountant will own the entire procure-to-pay process as well as support the general ledger and month-end close process along with expense reporting for the company.

Eoles and Responsibilities

  • Vendor management, ensures all vendor records are accurately maintained 
  • Receives, enters and posts high volume of invoices for payment via
  • Ensures three-way matching before issuing vendor payments. Works diligently with the internal staff and vendors to resolve any discrepancies
  • Files annual 1099s with the IRS and supports annual audit requests
  • Supports and audits employee expense reports and reconciles corporate cards
  • Assist in month-end closing by posting journal entries in the Accounting system
  • Reconciles cash activity and ensures proper GL coding for all transactions
  • Maintains fixed asset schedules and assists in depreciation calculations
  • Reviews P&L activity and assists in financial reporting packages for management review
  • Takes initiative to standardize and automate processes; communicates proactively with stakeholders ensuring uninterrupted operations at all times
  • Eager to take on progressive accounting responsibilities to gain exposure and seek growth


  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business; Bachelor’s is preferred
  • 2 years of experience working in accounting/financial operations; advanced academic credentials may qualify towards experience 
  • Strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Proficiency with MS Office (particularly MS Excel)
  • Systems experience is a plus (QuickBooks, NetSuite,, Expensify)

Skills and Experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to recognize and meet deadlines, multi-task and work under pressure
  • Collaborative team player with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to take initiative and assist in implementing new processes, systems and technology
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced changing environment
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Takes ownership and has continuous learning attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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