Guardant Health is a leading precision oncology company focused on helping conquer cancer globally through use of its proprietary blood tests, vast data sets & advanced analytics. Its Guardant Health Oncology Platform is designed to leverage its capabilities in technology, clinical development, regulatory & reimbursement to drive commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes & lower healthcare costs. In pursuit of its goal to manage cancer across all stages of the disease, Guardant Health has launched multiple liquid biopsy-based tests, Guardant360 & GuardantOMNI, for advanced stage cancer patients, which fuel its LUNAR development programs for recurrence & early detection. Since its launch in 2014, Guardant360 has been used by more than 6,000 oncologists, over 50 biopharmaceutical companies & all 27 of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network centers.
The Senior Accountant at Guardant Health will serve a key role in a world-class finance team in a rapid growth & emerging environment. The finance team serves as trusted advisors for all our strategic & enterprise endeavors & works closely with business partners on a daily basis. The Senior Accountant will have contact with senior-level members of the team which requires strong interpersonal communication skills both written & verbal.
- Responsible for the development, oversight, execution & monitoring of financial transactions, processes & systems.
- Provide meaningful financial statement analysis including responsibility for various general ledger account reconciliations.
- Provide financial statement reporting, including non-standard and/or ad hoc, for both internal & external audiences.
- Research, analyze, & correct complex irregularities & reconciling items in system output results and/or reconciliations.
- Responsible for month, quarter & year-end close related activities including the communication with other departments to ensure all information requirements & reporting deadlines are met with accuracy.
- Utilize ERP to obtain & analyze complex financial information. Confer with technical teams to design & develop reports.
- Develop & implement solutions to complex accounting problems by in-depth evaluation & analysis.
- Participate in end user acceptance testing of any new system functionality, if any, prior to implementation.
- Correspond directly with internal & external auditors to provide requested schedules & support.
- Assist in establishing, implementing, maintaining & monitoring accounting control procedures & global accounting policies in accordance with accepted business practices, new accounting pronouncements, & Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
- Assist with the preparation of quarterly management financial packages & support quarterly SEC disclosure requirements.
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related discipline required.
- 5+ years of relevant experience in audit, accounting or finance, Big 4 accounting experience a plus. CPA a plus.
- Possess a tech-savvy mindset & passion for end to end design & improvement. Strong system & data flow knowledge. Ability to learn & adapt to new process flows & software technologies.
- Intermediate to advanced MS Excel skills including Vlookups & pivot tables.
- Minimum 5 years utilizing a large ERP system such as NetSuite, Oracle, SAP, Workday or Microsoft Dynamics required. Familiarity with Oracle Fusion a plus.
Essential Skills & Abilities:
- Expertise in performing financial functions including: preparation & posting of journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, financial statement analysis, financial report preparation & variance analysis.
- Expertise in interpreting & applying financial policies & procedures including the use of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) & methodologies.
- Ability to independently research, interpret, analyze, compile & present data & information demonstrating judgment even in ambiguous situations.
- Ability to work independently & as part of a team & take on new tasks with various levels of difficulty in a fast-paced & dynamic environment.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks & take ownership of work product. Proven ability to meet multiple deadlines in a fast-growing environment with frequently changing priorities.
- Excellent verbal, written, & interpersonal communication skills with demonstrated ability to effectively interact with diverse & broad range of internal & external stakeholders.
- Maintain a helpful & positive attitude during periods of high volume.
Employee may be required to lift routine office supplies & use office equipment. Majority of the work is performed in a desk/office environment; however, there may be exposure to high noise levels, fumes, & biohazard material in the laboratory environment. Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
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