New ABFO Member Open Financial Posting, Pardes Biosciences, Senior Manager, Finance

Pardes Biosciences is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company created by and for this moment to help solve pandemic-sized problems, starting with COVID-19. We are applying modern reversible-covalent chemistry as a starting point to discover and develop novel oral drug candidates while reimagining the patient journey to access these medicines. By capitalizing on emerging patient-friendly innovations from telehealth to new at-home diagnostic tools, Pardes is cultivating and harvesting the fruits of systemic change. We believe it is a privilege, and our responsibility, to help stop a pandemic and start a movement. We are on a mission to help patients everywhere get well sooner.

We are a virtual company with hubs in the San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Boston and Greater San Diego. All of our roles are remote at this time. It would be fantastic if candidates are located by our hubs but not a requirement. Candidates must be located in the United States.

We are seeking a driven and experienced Senior Manager, Finance who will manage the Company’s accounting operations and month-end close processes. The Senior Manager, Finance is responsible for ensuring accuracy of our accounting and financial reporting in compliance with GAAP and internal control policies. The Senior Manager, Finance will own all aspects of general ledger accounting including managing the work of other accountants. Additionally, this role will assist in the creation and maintenance of accounting policies and internal controls.  The ideal candidate will be located in the Greater San Diego.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and provide guidance to the accounting staff
  • Lead and manage the month-end close process in accordance with the monthly/quarterly close calendars
  • Responsible for all aspects of clinical trial accruals process, including creating and maintaining trackers for subject visits, investigator fees, CRO fees and pass through costs
  • Establish working relationships and maintain communications with CROs and internal Clinical Operations team to stay abreast of ongoing clinical trial activities
  • Prepare and/or review complex month-end accruals, including CMC, research, etc.
  • Prepare and/or review monthly account reconciliations
  • Review/approve/post journal entries prepared by staff
  • Prepare/review fluctuation analysis as part of month-end close
  • Assist with review/verify accounts payable transactions for consistency with the invoice, PO matching, appropriate expense period and accurate account coding.
  • Prepare/review financial statements, including BS and P&L flux analysis to support Md&A
  • Prepare and coordinate PBC schedules and support for financial and SOX audits and quarterly reviews
  • Ensure adherence to Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for establishment, operation and updating control documentation, policies and processes for financial processes
  • Manage ERP system implementation and act as the Accounting ERP functional expert
  • Support Finance Management Team, as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance or business administration or equivalent
  • Minimum 6 years of experience in accounting and finance, preferably in biotech / life sciences
  • Minimum 2 years of supervisory experience
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional analytical problem solving and organizational skills
  • Technical accounting and strong knowledge of GAAP with ability to perform accounting research independently
  • Working knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Teams, QuickBooks and NetSuite or equivalent ERP system experience a plus
  • Experience with ERP system implementation
  • Prior experience with SOX compliance a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Proactively manages competing priorities, multi-tasks and prioritizes duties to meet deadlines
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and grow with the Company
  • Experience working with vendors, business partners and senior level managers, exercising professionalism and discretion
  • Outstanding communication, organizational and interpersonal skills; strong customer service
  • Maintain positive, professional relationships with personnel at all levels within the organization
  • Capable of making good judgments, anticipate needs and the ability to work independently
  • Flexible and able to adapt/adjust with short notice

Salary range: $115,000- $170,000 DOE

Pardes Biosciences provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes 100% paid medical/dental/vision insurance, life and disability insurance,  401K, 10 sick days, 5 days supplemental COVID leave, parental leave, unlimited PTO, and 15 paid holidays per year. Our total compensation includes competitive base + bonus + stock options.

Pardes Biosciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.  We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. We encourage applicants of all ages.


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