Senior Cost Accountant


Redwood City, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Post Date: 04/09/2021
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  • Company Address: 3565 Haven Ave, Suite 1, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, US

About Synthego

Synthego is turning molecular biology into an information science. We're building hardware facilities that abstract biological syntheses and research into software.

Our vision is to bring automation to genome engineering, enabling scientists to run their own fully-automated laboratory at low cost, performing millions of controlled, repeatable experiments per day without human error.

Founded by former SpaceX engineers, Synthego is a leading provider of genome engineering solutions. The company’s flagship product, CRISPRevolution, is a portfolio of synthetic RNA designed for CRISPR genome editing and research.

We are venture backed by Founders Fund, Menlo Ventures, 8VC, Intel Capital.

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Job Description

Synthego is looking for a senior cost accountant for our fast-growing manufacturing capabilities.

What You'll Do

    • Assist with developing and maintaining cost accounting system, documentation, and records
    • Assist with monthly, quarterly and yearly financial close and Audit
    • Prepare journal entries and account reconciliations
    • Review and correct the average cost of raw material
    • Monitor costs and update them as appropriate
    • Perform reconciliation of inventory for all locations
    • Conduct inventory reserve analysis on a quarterly basis
    • Develop necessary controls and monitor timely and accurate processing of all inventory transactions
    • Establish overhead burden rates and perform analysis on overhead absorbed
    • Maintain Bills of Materials
    • Maintain Labor Routings & perform labor cost analysis
    • Assist with analyzing and combining different data to calculate profit margins
    • Assist with making estimates on new and proposed product cost
    • Conduct physical inventories and monitor the cycle count program
    • Assist in the design and implementation of Operations cost and process improvements

About You

    • BA/BS in Accounting 6+ years of cost accounting-related experience
    • Must have experience in manufacturing finance and understanding of factory operations and cost accounting topics and concepts
    • Advanced Excel skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent organizational and analytical skills with a strong attention to detail
    • A proven record of being able to multi-task and adapt to changing situations and varied demands
    • Ability to work in a fast paced, fluid environment on his/her own and handle numerous responsibilities
    • A self-starter with a proven track record of driving projects through to implementation
    • Experience in developing business processes and system enhancements to drive productivity
    • Demonstrates strong leadership skills and an initiative/creativity to drive change with a hands-on approach and an intense focus on results
    • Experience with a systems implementation is a plus
    • NetSuite experience is a plus
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to perform physical lifting tasks of up to 30 pounds for short durations

Company Perks & Benefits

    • Competitive salary 
    • Generous equity at an early stage company
    • Robust medical, dental and vision benefits
    • 401k Plan
    • Fully stocked kitchen and snacks
    • Free catered lunches and dinners
About Us
Synthego is a genome engineering company that enables the acceleration of life science research and development in the pursuit of improved human health.
The company leverages machine learning, automation, and gene editing to build platforms for science at scale. With its foundations in engineering disciplines, the company’s platforms vertically integrate proprietary hardware, software, bioinformatics, chemistries, and molecular biology to advance basic research, target validation, and clinical trials.
By providing both commercial and academic researchers and therapeutic developers with unprecedented access to cutting-edge genome engineering, Synthego is at the forefront of innovation, accelerating the development of truly engineered biology.

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