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Staff Accountant

Umoja Biopharma

Umoja Biopharma

Accounting & Finance
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2024

Umoja Biopharma is a game-changing biotech start-up with locations in Seattle, WA and Louisville, CO, focused on transforming the treatment of cancer with a novel integrated immunotherapy platform. Our vision is to develop off-the-shelf therapies capable of treating any tumor, any time. We are a diverse and growing team working in brand-new facilities in downtown Seattle, Washington, and Louisville, Colorado, and we are looking for innovative thinkers who are excited by groundbreaking science and technology, and passionate about squaring up to the challenges inherent to cutting edge drug development. We are committed to the principles of Diversity Equity and Inclusion and strongly invite applications from enthusiastic individuals who share our commitment and help position Umoja as a leader in this front.

We at Umoja believe in the importance of stories; we are looking for great people to join our team to help us create more stories for ourselves, for you, and most importantly for patients and their families.

Umoja Biopharma – Your Body. Your Hope. Your Cure.

Position Summary

We are seeking a detail-oriented and passionate candidate with strong technical accounting and analytical skills to join our Finance & Accounting team as a Staff Accountant. This candidate will support the Company’s financial statement reporting process, prepare complex balance sheet reconciliations, independently research and analyze accounting issues and disclosure requirements (such as ASC 842) in accordance with US GAAP and SEC reporting requirements, assist with implementation of new software and support other accounting initiatives as they occur.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Timely and accurate monthly close process, including the preparation of supporting schedules and related analysis to ensure the accurate compilation and reporting of financial data in accordance with US GAAP and SEC requirements
  • Prepare journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, maintain fixed asset schedule and administer travel and expense reimbursement system
  • Partner with internal project managers and external service providers to determine appropriate accruals and expense recognition for R&D and Clinical projects
  • Support annual financial statement audits, quarterly reviews, and other audits as required
  • Perform internal controls and ensure compliance with SOX
  • Actively participate in cross-functional projects to represent our department’s needs/requirements
  • Take ownership of process improvements. Document business processes and assess current processes for efficiency
  • Ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations and integrity of financial data
  • Additional assignments or projects as needed

The successful candidate will have:

  • Masters or Bachelor’s in Accounting with 0+/2+ years of experience respectively
  • Advanced Excel and Office 365 skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA or CMA designation, or actively pursuing
  • Biotech, healthcare, or pharma experience
  • Experience in a start-up environment
  • Big 4 public accounting experience
  • Experience using SAP 4/HANA
  • Customer focus with a strong ability to establish and maintain a cross-functional network
  • Ability to remain flexible in a fast paced and rapidly changing environment
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and SOX processes/practices
  • excellent written and verbal communication skill

Physical Requirements

  • Preference to have this position based in Seattle, WA or Louisville, CO
  • Ability to work onsite at least 2 days a week
  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time

Salary Range: $81,000 – $98,000

Benefits Offerings

Umoja Biopharma offers its employees competitive Medical, Dental, and Vision plans. Additionally, we offer Umojians access to a 401k plan through Fidelity, with a 100% match up to their first 6% deferral. Umoja also provides a generous Paid Time Off policy, employee commuter benefits, and cell phone stipend. For a full breakdown of our benefits offerings, please see the Benefits section of our website.