Reports to: Vice President, Finance

Job Summary:

Viracta is seeking a Senior Accountant to support the Company’s accounting operations in a growing
biotechnology company. This newly created position will support the Accounting & Finance team in
key areas, including the monthly financial statement close process and financial
reporting. The candidate will interact with external auditors and other internal and
external stakeholders. The candidate should have a foundational knowledge of Generally
Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), operate with a strong attention to detail, have the
ability to multi-task and prioritize duties to meet deadlines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare complex month end accruals
  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations
  • Review/verify accounts payable transactions for consistency with the invoice, PO
    matching, appropriate expense period and accurate account coding
  • Assist with equity-related transactions, including option grants and exercises, and
    employee stock option and ESPP inquiries
  • Coordinate the provision of auditor-requested SOX/audit testing selections
  • Perform SEC filing tie-out activities
  • Perform accounts payable processing (AP backup).
  • Perform payroll processing (payroll backup)
  • Process expense reports (expense report backup)
  • Ensure adherence to Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) internal control policies and procedures
  • Support Finance Management Team, as needed
  • Perform other duties as required

Preferred educational background and skills required:

  • The successful candidate will possess a mindset of continuous improvement and play a
    key role in maintaining the company’s accounting records, ensuring compliance with GAAP and
    internal controls
  • Highly motivated with a strong work ethic and high attention to detail; able to
    multi-task and consistently meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team setting and also independently; able to provide quality
    output with minimal supervision
  • Four-year accounting or business degree or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of basic principles of GAAP
  • Strong attention to detail, computer and financial system skills
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills; able to work effectively with
    individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Experience in biotechnology industry preferred

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