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Senior Accountant

Hayward, CA 94545

Posted: 05/15/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Number: 372767

Job Description

Senior Accountant
COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Our client is a new biopharmaceutical company employing revolutionary technology at the intersection of chemistry, engineering, computation, and biology to discover novel treatments for life-threatening diseases. The Company's discovery platform is built on groundbreaking innovations from its founders, culminating in the creation of microscopes which enable real-time, molecular-resolution measurements of protein movement in living cells, thereby unlocking otherwise intractable classes of proteins as drug targets.

LOCATION:  Hayward, CA – In the office 2 days a week – Tues/Thurs.  The company will be moving most functions to brand new offices in Millbrae later this year.  At that time, this person could do both days in Millbrae or one in Hayward and one in Millbrae.



The Accounting Team manages all aspects of day-to-day accounting operations, including daily cash activities, fixed assets, accounts payable, corporate credit cards, leases, payroll, and equity. To support business growth, we have created the role of Senior Accountant to assist with all areas of accounting operations with a primary focus on GL accounting and expense management.

About You

You should possess top-level critical thinking and analytical skills that enable you to work through complex problems, determine proper processes, derive accounting conclusions, and present the results to the team.  You should be a detail-oriented and exceptionally organized team player, with the ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage projects in a fast-paced environment.  You should have strong verbal and written communication skills.

What You’ll Do
  • Prepare manual journal entries and complete account reconciliations for cash, current and other assets, leases, accruals and other liabilities, etc. in a timely and accurate manner as part of the month-end close process
  • Assist with ad-hoc accounting projects and resolve issues arising from daily accounting operations
  • Take ownership and initiative for accounting process improvements and documentation
  • Review accuracy of vendor invoices input by the AP Team
  • Review and post cash transactions in general ledger
  • Process employee expense reimbursements

  • BA or BS degree in accounting, business administration, or economics preferred
  • Advanced Excel skills required
  • 3-7 years of experience in the accounting profession, with public accounting or public company experience strongly preferred
  • SAP S4/Hana and Coupa experience nice to have

  • 401k plan with company matching
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance (premiums covered by 100% by the Company)
  • Mental health and wellness benefits
  • Weeklong summer and winter holiday shutdowns
  • Generous paid time off and holiday policies
  • Life/AD&D Insurance (premiums covered by the Company at 100%) and optional supplemental employee-paid life/AD&D policies
  • Enhanced parental leave benefit
  • Daily subsidized lunch program when on-site

Determining compensation for this role (and others) at Vaco depends upon a wide array of factors including but not limited to the individual’s skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, office location and other geographic considerations, as well as other business and organizational needs. With that said, as required by local law, Vaco believes that the following salary range reasonably estimates the base compensation for an individual hired into this position in geographies that require salary range disclosure: $100,000-$135,000. The individual may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses. 
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