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Senior Accountant (Part-Time)

Abata Therapeutics

Abata Therapeutics

Accounting & Finance
Watertown, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2023

About us:

Abata has a big vision focused on translating the biology of regulatory T cells (Tregs) into transformational medicines for patients, particularly in severe autoimmune and inflammatory diseases with inadequate or no therapeutic options. While cell therapies represent a significant advancement in treating human disease, they have not yet been rigorously evaluated and developed for the treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. The company believes that by engineering Tregs for targeted activation only at the site of disease, enabling a robust, durable response, while avoiding systemic immune suppression, they can revolutionize the treatment of these challenging chronic diseases.

Our work is transformative which is why we hire the best, brightest, and most importantly…kind people. Being kind is not just a personality trait we look for, it’s a core value, embedded in the way we work and how we shape your experience at Abata Therapeutics. One of the most important aspects of your experience at Abata is how you develop and grow with the company. Our culture of learning and growth enables everyone to do their best work and contribute to fulfilling our mission.

The Role:
Abata is looking for a talented senior level Accountant to join us in a part-time role of approximately 20 hours per week. This ideal individual thrives working in hybrid model, with both the ability to be onsite to build relationships and work remotely for optimal productivity. Reporting to the Director of Accounting, this position will be an instrumental player in the Company’s rapidly growing accounting operations, supporting the Company’s general ledger close process for areas such as cash, prepaid expenses, accruals, payroll, fixed assets, and other general accounting areas.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Support all aspects of the monthly close process including the preparation of journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Examine purchase orders to assess percentage of completion or timing of delivery of services
  • Perform monthly bank reconciliations
  • Process bi-weekly payroll
  • Manage fixed assets reporting process
  • Support the company’s expense reimbursement process
  • Review of P&L accounts to resolve classification issues
  • Interact with auditors for annual audit and other external reporting requirements
  • Prepare financial statements and ad-hoc reporting, including disclosures
  • Conduct technical accounting research and assist with special projects as may arise
  • Participate in process improvement activities, including enhancements to current financial processes and the Company’s financial systems. This individual would also play a critical role in a potential ERP implementation.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field required
  • CPA and 3+ years of public accounting experience preferred
  • At least 3 years of processing payroll is a must. Multi-state payroll experience is preferred.
  • Biotech or life science industry experience is strongly preferred
  • Experience with Online QuickBooks a plus
  • Proven ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team setting
  • Flexible, personable team-player, comfortable in a fast-paced, small company environment
  • Analytical-minded and detail oriented with ability to understand overall business operations
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication and problem-solving skills

We are an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and benefits package. All applicants should be legally entitled to work for any employer in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and benefits package. All applicants should be legally entitled to work for any employer in the US.

Note to Employment Agencies: Please do not forward any agency resumes. The company will not be responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited.

This is an on-site position based in the Watertown, MA office and the employee will be required to work in the office on a regular basis.

Abata Therapeutics will require compliance with our COVID- 19 vaccination policy. Please Review our conditions of employment.

Conditions of employment:

All current Abata employees have received the first two rounds of vaccinations against COVID-19. Vaccination status must be confirmed prior to any new hires joining the team. Up to date vaccination is strongly encouraged for every employee who intends to work onsite at our office and lab facility. Should an employee choose not to receive the vaccine, we will seek to understand the facts of their individual circumstance and determine if an appropriate work arrangement can be achieved.