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Job: Senior Accountant, Precision BioSciences, Durham, NC

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General Information

Job title:
Senior Accountant
Job location:
Durham, NC  27701 United States
Requisition code:
302 E Pettigrew St
Date posted:
Job category:
Accounting & Finance
Employment type:
Full time

Job Description


The primary responsibility of this role is to aid in preparing, reviewing and analyzing monthly and quarterly financial statements for Precision BioSciences. This data includes regulatory filings, SEC financial statement filings and management reporting.
The Senior Accountant will be responsible for providing financial information to management by analyzing accounting data, maintaining accounting controls, and preparing financial reports. This role requires knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, knowledge of business principles, strong multi-tasking and organizational skills, and a demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy.
Overall, this role encompasses the ability to:
Prepare, review and analyze financial statements
Understand directions and work with appropriate levels of supervision
Possess technical expertise including knowledge of Excel, accounting and general ledger systems

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Support the organization to meet reporting due dates and requirements imposed by regulators and external auditors. Support includes monthly and quarterly internal financial reporting packages, submissions for quarterly financial requirements, as well as external reporting in regulatory public filings; periodic reports with Form 8-K and Section 16 compliance, quarterly with Form 10-Q, and annually with Form 10-K and the DEF 14A (annual shareholder meeting proxy).
Reconcile general ledger accounts, analyze and verify financial data and account reports, compile information for finance team regarding accounting policies and procedures, provide overall support for the general accounting needs of the Company
Maintain equity compensation administration with stock options, including new option grants, and the employee stock purchase plan, including enrollment and settlement of semi-annual offering periods
Preparation of stock compensation expense in accordance with accounting standard ASC 718.
Manage stock option exercises, including W-2, 1099, Form 3921, and Form 3922 reporting with employees, non-employees, the corporate broker, and the transfer agent
Ensure compliance with corporate governance policies, including the Insider Trading Policy and Related Party Policy
Support monthly accounting close functions including bank reconciliations, general ledger entries, account reconciliations, vendor accruals, and other month end close analysis and reconciliations as needed
Support the Business Finance team in the preparation of the annual budget and forecasts
Assist in the development and implementation of Sarbanes Oxley procedures and practices including 302 and 404 procedures
Fully support Company goals of continuous improvement and operational excellence at strategic and tactical levels including reviewing areas of responsibility for improvement opportunities to initiate projects or communicate ideas to management
Extensive use of NetSuite and Microsoft Excel to assist in the preparation of monthly financial reports, journal entries and analysis
Develop understanding of complex GAAP and accounting principles, to be able to provide critical analysis of various results and variances; learn about market, industry, and economic factors that drive the business and financial results
Build strong, open, and collaborative working relationships characterized by mutual respect with superiors, peers, and subordinates within and outside Precision BioSciences
Any additional responsibilities or tasks as assigned

Travel Requirements:

This position requires little to no travel


This is a primarily office-based position associated with the main headquarters in downtown Durham, NC. For the time being, this role will be able to function remotely in accordance with company safety guidelines throughout the duration of the pandemic but is subject to change as needed.

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business with 5+ years general accounting experience (including 3+ in public accounting), or equivalent combination of education and experience
Ability to produce accurate quality work
Must be detail-oriented and dependable
Strong organizational skills
Able to communicate data succinctly and accurately
Strong proficiency in the use of MS Office products, specifically Excel
Ability to work with confidential information of a sensitive nature and assure it is safeguarded to protect the integrity of the company
CPA license, public accounting, and/or experience within a pharmaceutical industry is preferred
(Job number: 3925435)
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