James Moore
  • 02-Aug-2018 to 01-Sep-2018 (EST)
  • Gainesville, FL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

James Moore & Co. is currently working with Lacerta Therapeutics, Inc. a clinical stage gene therapy company that is seeking a Senior Accountant to join their team. This position will be responsible for both the technical and operational accounting for the company. Lacerta Therapeutics is a rapidly growing start-up biotech company, which embraces independent thinking in an innovative environment. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, and strive to take your career to the next level, this is the opportunity for you!

The ideal candidate will be responsible for the accounting operations of the company. This includes corresponding with Lacerta's outside accounting firm, creating the financial reporting documents, the overall maintenance of the accounting records, and ensuring the reported results are in accordance with GAAP.

Responsibilities include:

  • Complete bank reconciliations, identify and adjust errors including making journal entries, and preparing month-end close documents
  • Generate monthly financial statements, timely and accurately to include management reporting
  • Have ongoing communication with external CPA firm, regarding financial statements, tax and audit procedures
  • Perform accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll transactions including monthly, quarterly and year-end reporting
  • Ensure all invoices processed are compliant with contracts and terms
  • Respond to and resolve advanced bookkeeping and payroll questions and/or problems
  • Continuously evaluate records for accuracy of account balances, postings, calculations, and other records pertaining to the business and operating transactions
  • Reconcile and identify variances in opening retained earnings from general ledger from prior years tax return and prepare adjustments as necessary
  • Responsible for all aspects of budgeting: development, accounting, reporting, and closeout for grants and categorical programs, including direct and indirect matching funds
  • Maintain accounting records related to special projects, grants, and categorical programs
  • Provide assistance and information to management and key personnel required to develop and interpret grant budgets, including approving requisitions for availability of budget and the appropriateness of charge codes
  • Prepare all applicable fiscal reports for grant programs and ensures the timely submission thereof
  • Coordinate with key personnel at all levels of the company, to support proper and timely expenditure of grant funds in compliance with applicable guidelines and budget deadlines
  • Develop positive working relationships to foster a collaborative environment for grant coordination and oversight
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field and 4 to 6 years of progressively responsible accounting experience in a small to midsize company; preferably a start-up. Experience in grant management and grant accounting is desirable. In addition, the successful candidate will possess the following skills/attributes:

  • Advanced knowledge of the following software: Quickbooks; Excel and other MS Office products
  • Extensive knowledge of GAAP accounting standards
  • Knowledge of grant accounting standards is a plus
  • Ability to perform accounting and bookkeeping duties accurately and efficiently without supervision
  • Attention to detail with strong interpersonal, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Strong time management, organizational and project management skills
  • Self-driven, demonstrates initiative and able to multitask and adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to positively and proactively manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines and thrive in fast-pace, dynamic environment
  • Ability to analyze data, determine needs, implement solutions and track results
  • Identify and strategize emerging policy and operational opportunities, challenges and risks
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills

Benefits: Lacerta Therapeutics offers a competitive compensation and benefit package.

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