Senior Accounting Manager, R&D

Full-TimeBridgeBioSan Francisco, CAAccounting & Finance

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About BridgeBio

BridgeBio is a biopharmaceutical company founded to discover, create, test, and deliver transformative medicines to treat patients who suffer from genetic diseases and cancers with clear genetic drivers. We bridge the gap between remarkable advancements in genetic science in academic institutions and the delivery of meaningful medicines to patients. Founded in 2015, the company has built a portfolio of 30+ drug development programs ranging from preclinical to late-stage development in multiple therapeutic areas including genetic dermatology, precision oncology, cardiology, endocrinology, neurology, pulmonology, and renal disease, with two approved drugs.

Our focus on scientific excellence and rapid execution aim to translate today’s discoveries into tomorrow’s medicines. We have U.S. offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Boston, New York, and Raleigh, with small satellites in other parts of the country. We also have international offices in Montreal, Canada, and Zug, Switzerland, and are expanding across Europe.

To learn more about our story and company culture, visit us at https://bridgebio.com

Who You Are:

The Senior Manager - R&D Accounting is an integral part of a growing accounting team and oversees the R&D-related accounting close process--from preclinical, clinical, contract to manufacture. This position currently reports to the Controller but will partner extensively with the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team to ensure a thorough understanding of various R&D programs/initiatives and lead the accurate and timely completion of the R&D-related accounting close. A successful candidate is someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced and rapidly growing environment, is result-oriented, analytical, has strong attention to detail, and is highly always motivated to deliver excellence in their work.
Responsibilities:
  • Lead a team of R&D accountants and manage the monthly R&D-related accounting close to ensure accurate and timely completion of expenses, prepayments and deposits, and accrual accounts  
  • Review and/or prepare journal entries and related supporting work papers. Ensure quality of work products and compliance with SOX requirements
  • Review and analyze invoices, read contracts, and compare/ reconcile data to POs, budgets, and/or work orders to determine the appropriate accounting treatments
  • Prepare R&D fluctuation analysis by segments (e.g., subsidiaries, programs, phases, etc.) as well as R&D-related general ledger account fluctuation analysis
  • Review and/or prepare general ledger account reconciliations and other R&D analysis requested by management
  • Primary liaison between the R&D accounting team and FP&A team regarding the monthly R&D activities under review. Guide the proper accounting treatment of R&D-related transactions
  • Coordinate with other accounting team members in identifying, researching, and documenting significant accounting matters
  • Manage the quarterly review, interim and year-end audit, as well as tax requirements relating to R&D-related accounts and associated activities. Drive closure of any internal/ external request/open items on a timely basis
  • Identify opportunities to reduce the R&D-related accounting close cycle, enhance existing procedures
  • Assist the Controller and other members of the accounting team on ad hoc projects, as needed

  • No matter your role at BridgeBio, successful team members are:
  • Patient Champions, who put patients first and uphold strict ethical standards
  • Entrepreneurial Operators, who drive towards practical solutions and have an ownership mindset
  • Truth Seekers, who are detailed, rational, and humble problem solvers
  • Individuals Who Inspire Excellence in themselves and those around them
  • High-quality executors, who execute against goals and milestones with quality, precision, and speed
Education, Experience & Skills Requirements:
  • BA/BS degree in accounting. CPA preferred.
  • Must have 8+ years of R&D-related accounting experience in the biotechnology/pharmaceuticals industry
  • 7+ years of public accounting (Big 4) in biotech/pharmaceutical clients (with experience auditing R&D accounts) is highly preferred
  • Experience with ERP systems (e.g., NetSuite, SAP)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong work ethic including sound judgment, outstanding interpersonal skills, and ability to work independently
  • Able to work with a high volume of transactions in a fast-paced environment
  • Results and goal-oriented mindset with an opportunistic eye towards process improvements
What We Offer:
  • Patient Days, where we are fortunate to hear directly from individuals living with the conditions we are seeking to impact throughout the year and learn how we can improve our efforts
  • A culture inspired by our values: put patients first, think independently, be radically transparent, every minute counts, and let the science speak
  • An unyielding commitment to always putting patients first. Learn more about how we do this here
  • A de-centralized model that enables our program teams to focus on advancing science and helping patients. Our affiliate structure is designed to eliminate bureaucracy and put decision-making power in the hands of those closest to the science
  • A place where you own the vision – both for your program and your own career path
  • A collaborative, fast-paced, data-driven environment where we inspire ourselves and each other to always perform at the top of our game
  • Access to learning and development resources to help you get in the best professional shape of your life
  • Robust and market competitive compensation & benefits package (Base, Performance Bonus, Equity, health, welfare & retirement programs)
  • Flexible PTO
  • Rapid career advancement for strong performers
  • Potential ability to work on multiple BridgeBio Pharma programs across multiple therapeutic areas over time
  • Partnerships with leading institutions
  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – with initiatives like Women at Bridge, we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels seen, valued, and heard
We will not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. Please do not send agency resumes to our website or BridgeBio and affiliating employees.
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Senior Accounting Manager, R&D

Full-TimeBridgeBioSan Francisco, CAAccounting & Finance

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