4D Molecular Therapeutics Emeryville, CA, USA
Jan 23, 2020Full time
4DMT is a gene therapy company with a transformative discovery platform- Therapeutic Vector Evolution -that enables our "disease first" approach to product discovery and development, thereby allowing us to customize our AAV vectors to target specific tissue types associated with the underlying disease. 4DMT is focused on attracting and retaining the best people in the industry who identify with our mission and innovative results-driven approach. We offer an inspiring and collaborative environment that encourages individual contributions, recognizes performance in multiple ways, offers uniquely generous benefits and provides challenging opportunities for career development. Join us in creating the ultimate gene therapy products to cure genetic diseases in children and adults. 4D Molecular Therapeutics, located in Emeryville, CA. GENERAL SUMMARY: You will be responsible for managing the daily operations of the accounting department to include the following functions: general accounting, accounts payable, treasury, payroll and fixed assets. In this critical role within the accounting organization, you will have direct responsibility for a variety of month-end closing, financial reporting and accounting activities. The ideal candidate brings a blend of public accounting and corporate accounting experience, or similar relevant experience with a publicly traded company. As a hands-on detail oriented professional, your demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team in a fast-paced environment will contribute to your success. RESPONSIBILITIES: Accounting Operations: A/P, A/R, G/L, Fixed Assets, T&E, Closes = 65% Lead the timely completion of month-end, quarter-end and year-end financial close. Prepare and/or review journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations and variance analysis in accordance with US GAAP. Oversee fixed asset management, including asset tracking and reporting. Meet with functional heads monthly to ensure all significant transactions are accounted for. Supervise the work performed by the G/L Accountant, AP Specialist and AP Manager. Process bi-monthly payroll. Ensure accuracy and timeliness of all disbursements including payments to external vendors and employee expense reimbursements and compliance with policies and procedures. Review purchase requisitions to ensure appropriate coding of department, G/L account and project. Develop Effective Working Relationships (internal and external) and foster/model collaboration = 20% Work effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment - comfortable in both individual contributor roles and cross-functional team management roles, depending on what is required by the business at the time. Promote a culture of continuous improvement and operational innovation. Effectively interact and build productive relationships with employees, external vendors and senior level management. Process, Policy, Systems, Analyses, Compliance = 15% Develop, document and implement accounting policies and procedures. Assist with establishment of internal controls to enable SOX readiness. Assist with audit, including gathering PBCs, participating in or leading status meetings and answering questions. Plan and design business processes and make recommendations and changes in order to improve and support scalability in company's business systems and activities. Own special projects related to financial systems, business processes, and analysis as needed. QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance preferred. C.P.A. preferred. Experience: 4+ years of experience of general accounting, fixed assets, treasury and financial statement preparation. 1+ years of experience with the Coupa procure-to-pay system. Combination of experience within public accounting and industry preferred. Management experience preferred. Skills: Solid understanding of ERP systems including the development, implementation and/or maintenance of one or more accounting systems. Knowledge of US GAAP accounting and Sarbanes-Oxley / internal control frameworks. Excellent communication skills (verbal & written) with ability to present complex ideas in a clear, concise fashion to both technical and non-technical audiences. Excellent organizational skills, with ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a high-growth, fast-paced environment. Analytical mindset with superior attention to detail. "Hands-on," collaborative, flexible and proactive team player. Commitment to excellence and impeccable ethical standards and integrity. Advanced Excel skills, familiarity with Word.