Senior Accounting Manager

Circle Pharma

South San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Post Date: 05/10/2021
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  • Company Address: 280 Utah Avenue Suite 100, South, San Francisco, CA, 94080-6883

About Circle Pharma

Circle Pharma initiated operations in June 2014 with seed funding from Pfizer, Inc. and Mission Bay Capital, LLP; we received additional seed funding from ShangPharma Investment Group Limited in November 2015. We design and develop bioavailable macrocyclic peptide therapeutics against important clinical targets. We do this by applying a computational structure-based design approach that combines physics (conformational modeling), chemistry (innovative molecular components) and biology (protein target structure and function). We have selected intracellular protein-protein interactions that play key roles in cancer as the initial target group for our internal pipeline development.

Job Description

Circle Pharma is a pre-clinical stage, life sciences company discovering and developing macrocycle therapeutics, with an initial focus in oncology.  Our discovery platform allows us to address challenging therapeutic targets such as intracellular protein-protein interactions. 
Our structure-based drug discovery platform encompasses target affinity, cell permeability, medicinal chemistry and macrocycle synthesis, tightly integrated with biochemistry and cellular biology.  We have recently closed a $45M Series B round of funding, with investments from premier life science investors, The Column Group and Nextech Invest, and we are looking to expand our team. We seek candidates who desire to make key contributions to help drive our growth.  For more information about Circle Pharma,  please see our website,
We are looking to add a Senior Accounting Manager who will be our first dedicated Finance hire as we are looking to grow our team.  The Senior Accounting Manager will report to and work closely with the Director of Business Operations and Administration and others in the organization in analysis and reconciliation of accounts and in development and implementation of accounting policies, procedures and controls.
The ideal candidate possesses leadership capabilities, solid operational and technical accounting background and works proactively to drive results. This person is a self-starter, flexible, has a high level of integrity and is action and goal-oriented in a fast-paced, team-oriented, collaborative environment.

What You'll Do:

    • Manage outsourced finance provider:
    • Ensure an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close.
    • Ensure the timely reporting of all monthly financial information.
    •    Process payables in an accurate and timely manner.
    •    Assist with cap table and processing stock options and exercises
    •    Manage payroll process and oversight of payroll vendor
    • Facilitate resolution of invoice and payment disputes
    • Assist in managing audit, insurance, tax reporting, legal communications, company filings.
    • Manage/track Contracts/SOW’s and financial reporting against Contracts/SOW’s.
    • Manage ERP/Accounting systems and oversee system enhancements and implementations.
    • Monitors and analyze department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
    • Assist Director, Business Operations and Administration with special projects as requested.

About You:

    • BS/BA in Accounting or equivalent with a solid knowledge of GAAP, general ledger structure, and financial statements.
    • Minimum of seven years of accounting experience or equivalent.  Management and public accounting experience is a plus.
    • Current CPA designation required
    • Proficiency in consolidating financial statements with intercompany transactions required.
    • Experience with internal and external financial reporting is preferred.
    • Experience with Procurify,, Quickbooks and Netsuite is preferred.
    • Strong MS Office Suite skills including VLOOKUP, if functions, pivot tables, etc. 
Circle Pharma is a dynamic start-up company, and our successful candidate must have the ability and desire to work in a fast-paced environment. Circle offers a comprehensive compensation package, as well as generous paid time off, in addition to Company observed holidays.  The Company provides Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, along with a retirement savings plan which includes employer contributions.  We promote a culture in which employees are respected and rewarded for hard work, innovation, personal initiative, and teamwork. 
Circle Pharma is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace. All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.
While COVID-19 has affected the way we operate, we are still hiring, and look forward to receiving your application! Here at Circle Pharma, the health of our team members is a top priority.  Currently we have modified work arrangements, including both on-site and remote working.  Our application process for prospective new team members will include initial virtual video interviews and may also include limited in-person interviews during which we will pay special attention to the distance and hygiene rules recommended by the CDC. New employees who do not start on site in our laboratory facilities are provided with IT supplies to work remotely and will be on-boarded virtually whenever possible. We recognize that these are difficult times, and are we doing everything possible to keep our employees safe while also conducting our work to bring new cancer therapies to patients.

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