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Director Of Accounting

Company: Evelo Biosciences
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Evelo Biosciences is seeking a dedicated and talented Director of Accounting to join our dynamic, high growth organization.We are seeking an experienced, talented, and dedicated individual who is interested in joining a high performing finance team; a collaborator who communicates in an open, clear, complete, timely and consistent manner who listens effectively and invites response and discussion.This role will provide an excellent opportunity to be responsible for the month, quarter and year-end close process, while playing a key role in purchasing and accounts payable, contributing greatly to the day-to-day operations of the finance team. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Own the month, quarter and year-end close process to meet closing deadlines while identifying and implementing process improvements.
  • Support VP, Chief Accounting Officer In providing accounting operations support to the business, providing excellent customer services, assist in training and education of internal customers.
  • Work closely with External Reporting/SOX and FP&A function in various work stream, including but not limited to report generation, financial analysis, master data hierarchy updates and administration.
  • Actively support quarterly reviews and annual audit with external auditors.
  • Support VP, Chief Accounting Officer in the administration and continuous improvement of ERP systems, responsible for the quality control and organization of various queries and reports.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the company's procurement system. Work with the business to ensure proper and accurate creation of purchase orders.
  • Responsible for internal cash reporting and operational short-term cash forecast. Responsible for wire and ACH batch preparation.
  • Responsible for reconciliation of monthly corporate credit card and expense reporting review.
  • Support for tax related data compilation, filing and governmental incentives applications e.g. exercise tax, R&D tax credit, etc.
  • Best practice sharing, coaching team members and leading projects and managing project deliveries when applicable
  • Review, approve and at times prepare journal entries and account reconciliations for various accounting areas, responsible for all balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Participate in or lead ad-hoc and special projects as assignedDesired Skills & Qualifications:
    • Expertise in the Microsoft Office Suite, high proficiency in Excel and Powerpoint.
    • Hands on experience with ERP systems (NetSuite highly preferable), SAP, Oracle, etc.
    • Self-starter and strong team player, can work independently, demonstrated record of success in managing and completing projects timely and accurately.
    • Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing, open-minded, and able to collaborate with people from different background, demonstrated record of being a good team player
    • Strong interpersonal skills, good listener, ability to resolve conflicts effectively and elevate issues when necessary.
    • Adapt to changes in the work environment as company scales; able to manage competing demands and prioritize deliveries appropriately.
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills to accommodate the demands of a fast-paced, high growth public company, demonstrated record of delivering result by deadline
    • Strong attention to detail, quality of presentation, and data integrity; desire to continuously learn and grow
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Experience with scaling up a company and process as it grows is strongly preferredEducation and Experience Requirements:
      • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance, MBA strongly preferred
      • Big 4 public accounting preferred
      • CPA is strongly preferred
      • Combination of 8+ years of public accounting and industry experience is preferred
      • Strong knowledge of US GAAP
      • Biotechnology experience preferredAbout Evelo BiosciencesEvelo Biosciences is a clinical stage biotechnology company developing oral biologics that act on SINTAX---, the small intestinal axis, with systemic therapeutic effects. SINTAX plays a central role in governing the immune, metabolic, and neurological systems.The company's first product candidates are pharmaceutical preparations of single strains of microbes selected for defined pharmacological properties. Evelo's therapies have the potential to be effective, safe, and affordable medicines to improve the lives of people with inflammatory diseases and cancer. Evelo currently has four product candidates in development: EDP1815, EDP1867, and EDP2939 for the treatment of inflammatory diseases, and EDP1908 for the treatment of cancer. Evelo is advancing additional product candidates in other disease areas.For more information, please visit and engage with Evelo on LinkedIn.Notice: Roles that take place fully on-site/in office will require Covid-19 vaccination.

Keywords: Evelo Biosciences, Cambridge , Director Of Accounting, Executive , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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