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Senior Accountant

Company: Kate Therapeutics
Location: San Diego
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Kate Therapeutics is a patient-focused biotechnology company developing next generation AAV-based gene therapies to treat genetically defined muscle disease. We are applying novel technology platforms that directly address the key limitations of current gene therapies, including tissue-specific delivery and gene regulation. These breakthroughs have the potential to improve efficacy and safety of gene therapy and enable the pursuit of a broader set of genetically validated targets that are otherwise difficult to drug with current AAV technologies. Position Summary: We are currently recruiting for a highly motivated and independent Senior Accountant to join our accounting and finance team. This position will be responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of financial accounting data, journal entries, fixed asset administration and balance sheet account reconciliations. This position will also be responsible for monthly actual vs. budget expense variance analysis and will support other areas as needed. The Senior Accountant will need to collaborate effectively with other team members and with people in all departments.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the timely completion of month end close process.
  • Prepare monthly journal entries and balance sheet account reconciliations timely and accurately.Includes tracking, analyzing variance and ensuring proper month-end cutoff.
  • Manage fixed assets and depreciation schedules
  • Prepare month-end accruals and other recurring journal entries, including accrual entries for clinical, preclinical and manufacturing activities.
  • Prepare cash reconciliations and related journal entries for various bank accounts
  • Manage Accounts Payable, Payroll and related balance sheet reconciliations
  • Responsible for filing business property tax statements and sales/use tax returns
  • Apply principles of accounting and maintain financial records in compliance with US GAAP, Company policies, and internal controls
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned
    Desired Qualifications
    • BA/BS degree in business, accounting, or related field
    • 5+ years of progressive accounting experience, especially in a general ledger capacity
    • Good understanding of GAAP, with the ability to research accounting issues
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills to integrate and communicate across all levels of the organization and with external service providers
    • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to perform functions with high level of accuracy with minimum supervision
    • Excellent computer skills, specifically Microsoft Excel.
    • NetSuite, GP Dynamics 365, or similar accounting software experience preferred
    • Experience in life science/biotech company is preferredKate Therapeutics offers an exciting environment where our mission to serve patients, teamwork, career growth, and personal well-being are prioritized. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, including bonus and stock options, holidays, generous paid-time-off, flexible working options, 401(k) plan, and comprehensive medical/dental/vision/life and AD&D insurance.Join us in our mission to advance the next generation of gene therapies to patients! Email your cover letter and resume to, and mention the specific job title
      • Kate Therapeutics fosters an inclusive company culture that values diverse talent, backgrounds, and experiences. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected Jobble

Keywords: Kate Therapeutics, San Diego , Senior Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , San Diego, California

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