Senior Accountant

Category: Location: Emeryville Job ID: 17781 Date Posted: June 11th, 2019

Our client in the East Bay has an immediate need for a Senior Accountant  This is a 2-3 month engagement with potential to convert to a permanent opportunity. Are you available? 

The Senior Accountant will be a member of the Finance and Accounting team, responsible for the day to day accounting, including the preparation of general ledger entries, account reconciliations, and financial statement analysis.


  • Organize and coordinate the monthly, quarterly and annual financial close related to cash, payroll and equity functions
    • Manage monthly journal entries for cash, payroll and equity related accounts
    • Perform and maintain related balance sheet account reconciliations
    • Prepare variance analysis for trended financial results and other comparative analysis 
  • Assist with the preparation, reconciliation, and processing of U.S. Payroll.
  • Prepare support for audit requests and respond to inquiries from external auditors (quarterly audits)
  • Participate and support the maintenance of SOX internal control requirements
  • Assist with preparation of the Company’s federal and state tax returns
  • Work with Reporting Manager to ensure the accuracy of equity transactions including, but not limited to, reviewing grant inputs, tax withholding information, cancellations, ESPP purchases and RSU releases.
  • Support other finance / ad hoc projects as necessary


  • Minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience working at a pharmaceutical and/or publicly traded company preferred
  • Large/mid size ERP system experience; Great Plains/Equity Edge experience preferred
  • Advanced Excel skills required
  • Strong verbal and written skills required
  • Experience in payroll and equity accounting is preferred
  • Vendor management experience highly preferred

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