Sr Manager, Accounting

Twist Bioscience

Twist Bioscience

Accounting & Finance
Portland, OR, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 24, 2023

The Sr Manager, Accounting ensures the timely and accurate delivery of accounting transactions (Journal entries, General Ledger, Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payable, Inventory, Revenue Reconciliation, Cash Flows, etc.) and financial statements in compliance with US GAAP policies and procedures.

In addition, you will be heavily involved in the design and implementation of accounting policies, operational procedures and processes that meet audit standards, SOX compliance and improve efficiency.

The Sr Manager, Accounting will be involved for the organizational design and implementation of the accounting department, with recruiting, developing, and motivating a financial team of three to five individuals.

The Sr Manager, Accounting will be the lead or co-lead for annual audits and special accounting projects, and will work with external consultants or auditors to provide required information and ensure proper record keeping for historical purposes.

What you’ll be doing

  • Manage month end close including cash management, investment, payroll, fixed assets, prepaids, intercompany, consolidation, close package etc.

  • Drive process improvement in all aspects of accounting and across business units for efficiency and scalability

  • Develop scalable internal controls within the accounting function and intersections across the organization

  • Implement new and improved accounting systems and software that will create more automation and efficiency of work

  • Work closely with the finance team on monthly financial analysis and insights

  • Support the annual audit and tax compliance

  • Govern the chart of accounts

  • Demonstrate knowledge of foreign currency transactions, both remeasurement and translation per ASC 830, and provide oversight and instruction on how the general ledger calculates foreign currency transactions to ensure proper recognition in both functional and reporting sets of books

  • Collaborate with IT on all matters impacting the Company’s general ledger and control environment

  • Support the SEC reporting process to drive continuous improvement in the quality and timeliness of the Company’s external reporting

  • Manage a high performing team that focuses principally on:

    • The monthly/quarterly close process, ensuring targets are adhered to and efficiencies are gained

    • Development and coordination of the overall close calendar, while fostering a mutually beneficial partnership with the businesses and functional areas to drive close efficiencies

    • The account reconciliation process, safeguarding the integrity of our significant accounts that support our financial records and controls

    • Compilation of the standard financial statements

  • Support the Company’s strategic initiatives by establishing the proper general ledger structure and controls to facilitate investments in new products and services

  • Train and develop current and future employees to enhance their professional development and enrich the work environment

  • Foster a control environment that rewards integrity and objectivity while ensuring all related internal controls are consistently adhered to and executed timely with precision

  • Support special projects as necessary

What You’ll Bring to the team

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance

  • 10+ years of relevant experience

  • 5+ years of experience managing a team

  • Extensive knowledge of consolidation accounting

  • Expertise in general ledger systems (SAP preferred)

  • Extensive and demonstrated knowledge of U.S. GAAP, including ASC 830 – Foreign Currency Matters

  • Proficiency in data analysis that supports compiling impactful analytics and presentations

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Proficient computer skills, including an ability to leverage software packages

  • Ability to apply accounting theory to accounting practice

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse group with cross functional teams

  • Ability to proactively identify potential challenges and offer solutions

  • Strong critical thinking skills

  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment

About Twist Bioscience

Twist Bioscience synthesizes genes from scratch, known as “writing” DNA. Just as children learn to both read and write, the next phase of development for the genomics revolution is the ability to write DNA.

At Twist Bioscience, we work in service of people who are changing the world for the better. In fields such as health care, agriculture, industrial chemicals and data storage, our unique silicon-based DNA Synthesis Platform provides precision at a scale that is otherwise unavailable to our customers.

Twist Bioscience Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Twist Bioscience Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic characteristics, or any other category protected by law.