Staff Accountant/Senior Accountant
Cytokinetics - South San Francisco, CA

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We are currently seeking a Senior Accountant in our Finance and Accounting department. This position will have a broad range of responsibilities involving many aspects of general ledger accounting, payroll, monthly close and internal controls. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and have strong experience in general accounting.
*Title will be commensurate with experience (Staff Accountant-Senior Accountant).

Primary responsibilities include:
  • Responsible for general accounting tasks in accordance with GAAP, including but not limited to monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations, preparation of journal entries, and monthly reconciliation of bank statements
  • Perform fixed asset accounting processes (acquisition, depreciation, disposition, and inventory)
  • Prepare and assist in preparation of monthly closing reports, quarterly review and annual audits
  • Perform account analysis to review monthly variances to ensure expenses are posted to correct accounts
  • Prepare timely and accurate invoicing, and related journal entries, in accordance with collaboration agreements
  • Prepare and assist with SBIR monthly and quarterly grant reporting
  • Responsible for timely and accurate processing of semi-monthly payroll for 70+ employees using ADP including all quarterly and year-end reporting and filings
  • Perform annual reconciliation of W2’s
  • Responsible for timely processing of 401k funding and support various 401k reporting requirements including the annual non-discrimination testing, 401K audit, and Form 5500 filing
  • Assist with daily stock administration utilizing Equity Edge
  • Maintain appropriate policies and procedures in support of Sarbanes Oxley compliance and process all transactions in accordance with established policies
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and other projects as required

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive accounting experience including general ledger, fixed assets, and payroll.
  • Knowledge and exposure to project accounting
  • Knowledge of payroll rules and regulations
  • Knowledge and exposure to Sarbanes Oxley environment including, process documentation and internal control testing
  • Strong computer skills – Great Plains Dynamics, ADP, Equity Edge, and Excel
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet critical deadlines
  • Attention to detail and strong accounting, analytical and reconciliation skills
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment
  • Excellent organizational skills with respect to all aspects of the job

Now is the perfect time for you to consider a move to Cytokinetics where you can put all of your skills to maximum use. You will enjoy a truly unique culture as well as a competitive benefits program.

Cytokinetics is an Equal Opportunity Employer