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Senior Accountant

G&A, Finance | Remote - California/Washington | Full Time

Job Description

About VelosBio

Led by industry veterans with a track record of developing oncology drugs, VelosBio Inc.

is committed to transforming the lives of patients with cancer by developing first-in-class ADC and bispecific antibody therapies targeting receptor tyrosine kinase-like orphan receptor 1.

VelosBio was founded in 2017 with headquarters in San Diego and remote employees in the San Francisco area, Seattle area and elsewhere.


Position Summary

The Senior Accountant will contribute to a growing financial team to support VelosBio’s accounting operations. This newly created position will be responsible for accurate journal entries and reconciliations as well as support the internal controls process. A team player with strong collaboration and communication skills are essential for success in this role.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Preparation of journal entries (accruals, prepaid and expense transfers), account reconciliations and verifying accuracy of the general ledger

  • Perform portions of the Accounts Payable cycle, such as new vendor set up

  • Work closely with the Accounts Payable team to resolve issues and ensure accuracy of payments including scanning invoices at receipt, invoice coding and monitoring status of payment status

  • Prepare purchase orders for department managers and review agreement documents (MSA, SOW, proposal)

  • Responsible for maintaining financial records in accordance with established procedures

  • Perform month-end and quarter-end accounting close procedures

  • Investigate and resolve discrepancies

  • Contribute to the financial audit process, collaborating and communicating with internal team and external auditors as needed

  • Complete special projects as assigned across functional areas within the Finance group

  • Participate in process transformation and efficiencies to include identifying areas for streamlining and improvements

  • Participate in implementation and testing of new ERP software

Qualifications and Skills:

  • 4+ years of relevant accounting experience plus at least 2+ years in the biotech industry at a fast-growing organization

  • Bachelor’s degree (or advanced degree) in Finance, Accounting or equivalent

  • Results-oriented, organized, efficient and resourceful team player that excels in a dynamic, collaborative environment

  • Experience of monthly close activities in a deadline driven environment

  • Systems thinker with demonstrated process improvement skills and knowledge of accounting best practices and standards

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (written, oral, presentation); communicates in a clear, concise and organized manner; active listener and listens to others to obtain information

  • Has a sense of urgency, demonstrates the ability to manage time and prioritize activities & resources to ensure department standards are met on a consistent basis

  • Team player and understands the importance of being part of a team

  • Advanced level computer skills, including hands-on experience with a mid-tier accounting software package

  • Strong working knowledge of the Microsoft suite of products and highly proficient with Excel

  • Experience in a large pharmaceutical or biotech organization a plus

  • A strong desire to learn and progress



Position Type and Work Environment

  • This job operates in a professional environment, working from home, utilizing video conference call tools, and attending live staff meetings at some time in the future

  • VelosBio Laboratory is located at:

VelosBio, Inc. 11045 Roselle St Suite 130 San Diego CA 92121, we may have live staff meetings there

  • Travel may be expected for this position


Our Commitment to Diversity

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.