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Senior Accountant

Cambridge, MA | Full Time
22 Days Ago

Job Description


Arbor is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Senior Accountant to join their finance team. This is a newly created position to support the company growth. This role reports to the Accounting Manager and will work cross-functionally with other departments along with Accounting/Finance. The ideal candidate will have strong accounting experience, excellent communication and organizational skills, attention to detail, a demonstrated ability for self-motivated and independent project execution, and a strong desire to learn.

Key Job Functions:

  •  Work with the team to complete period-end accounting close procedures, including monthly reconciliations (i.e., cash, fixed assets, accruals, revenue, prepaids, ROU/lease liabilities, etc.), along with identification and resolution of unusual items in a timely and accurate manner.
  •  Prepare GAAP financial statements including footnote disclosures, documentation, and review of support.
  • Manage and enhance GAAP reporting including consideration of any key business drivers, compliance in accounting standards, and ad hoc financial reporting for financial and business management.
  • Responsible for compliance with GAAP and other regulatory requirements, be able to flag potential issues and determine proper accounting treatment.
  •  Assist with researching and resolving technical accounting issues, including leases, contract costs, adoption of new standards, and general corporate accounting matters, especially as they relate to disclosure requirements (i.e., ASC 606, ASC 842, etc.).
  • Understand core processes and work cross functionally to track financial milestones, projects, and partnerships.
  • Assist in preparing management presentations, including BOD materials, budget vs actual analyses, ad hoc reports, etc.
  • Create and maintain clear documentation of control processes and procedures to support annual audits, responding to audit requests to support SOX and financial statement audits.
  • Actively assist in setting up financial controls, policy updates, compliance support, and process improvement initiatives.
  • Assist in streamlining of financial systems and implementation of systems as needed.

Technical Skills Needed:

  •  Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance.
  • CPA or CPA track preferred.
  • 3 years accounting/audit experience with Big 4 firm preferred.
  • Solid understanding of US GAAP required.
  • SEC and SOX experience preferred.
  • Strong ability to prioritize and organize work effectively.
  • Ability to collaborate & communicate proactively with internal and external business partners.
  • Strong attention to detail with an ability to see a big picture beyond details.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects independently at the same time to reach resolution timely.
  • Familiarity with systems including NetSuite, Prendio, Expensify.
  • Biotech experience is a plus.

Our Values:

Our values govern the work we do at Arbor, and we’re hoping that they resonate as strongly with you as they do with us!

  • Astonishingly Connected: The best work happens when we do it together. At Arbor, we believe strong, clear communication is crucial to our success and emboldens collaboration in all of us.
  • Our People are Gems: And we treat each other as such by celebrating our growth and development. We invest in our team and encourage everyone to have both a learners mindset and a willingness to teach others.
  • Remarkably Mighty: You'll be intrigued when you take a closer look at Arbor. We approach our work with integrity and thoughtfulness. We are brave, which leads us to take smart risks and make bold discoveries.
  • Authenticity is Encouraged: From eating cheese puffs with chopsticks, to doing cartwheels on our balance beam, we're all about embracing your true self and showing up as you really are. Our differences make us extraordinary.

About Arbor:

At Arbor, we are discovering, developing and making available to all patients the next-generation of genetic medicines. We are disrupting the field through our proprietary discovery engine to develop a portfolio of differentiated genetic editing and delivery capabilities. We have an unencumbered portfolio of multiple CRISPR based genetic modifiers that can be tailored to correct the underlying pathology of each genetic disease. Our pipeline of genetic medicines will focus on bringing cures to all patients with genetic disease.

We seek highly-motivated individuals with the dedication, integrity, and creative spirit needed to thrive in an innovative company. Working at Arbor offers a unique opportunity that combines the fast pace and growth opportunities of a startup with the intellectual rigor and creativity of academia. Our salaries are competitive, our benefits are generous, and our team is exceptional.

Arbor Biotechnologies is proud to be an inclusive workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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