Staff Accountant

Job Locations US-MA-Cambridge
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(12/9/2021 12:41 PM)
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Job Post Information* : External Company URL
Location : Address
10 Wilson Road


Civetta Therapeutics (located in Cambridge, MA) is developing novel therapeutics targeting beta-propeller domain proteins, a class of highly conserved structural proteins that are implicated in multiple types of cancer, neurodegenerative and metabolic diseases.  Backed by Deerfield Management, Civetta was founded by William Sellers (Broad Institute and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) and Eric Fischer (Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School) with the mission to leverage the wide array of biologic functions in which propeller proteins participate to discover impactful new medicines for patients. 

We are building a team of talented, dedicated employees who share our vision and our passion to discover groundbreaking new drugs.  If you are an accomplished professional that can bring significant energy, passion and expertise to the team, we welcome the opportunity to consider you for a position.

The Position

Reporting to the VP of Finance, the Staff Accountant will be a key contributor in building a dynamic accounting and finance organization dedicated to financial integrity and focused on supporting our growth strategy. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals looking to work in a fast-paced, dynamic biotech environment. 



  • Assist with the day-to-day accounting transactions and operations
  • Supports the monthly close process, including the preparation of journal entries, account reconciliations, and variance analysis.
  • Prepares complex analyses, schedules and supporting reconciliations for the following areas: Prepaids, Leases, Project Allocation, Accruals, Other Accrued Liabilities and Fixed Assets.
  • Manage system integrations and monitor all automated transactions posted to QuickBooks for appropriate coding and supporting documents.
  • Assist with the annual budgeting, monitor budget to actual variances, develop/maintain R&D project reporting to support Project Leaders
  • Perform ad hoc reporting and analysis and investigate issues requiring explanations and interpretation
  • Ensure timely and complete delivery of any documentation required to support external and internal audits and reporting
  • Assist in the setup and/ or maintenance of processes, procedures and controls that properly capture, track and report financial results
  • Responsible for all payroll administration, processes and PEO relationship
  • Responsible for the maintenance and administration of the company’s procurement system (Prendio): ensure appropriate creation of purchase orders, 3-way match and AP workflow
  • Responsible for the preparation of annual 1099’s and filing
  • Support for tax related data compilation, R&D tax credit, etc.
  • Responsible for administration of Expensify, including reconciliation of monthly corporate credit card and expense reporting review
  • Assists in the design, development, and maintenance of formalized control procedures for the organization
  • Supports process improvements, ad-hoc projects, implementation of systems and other duties as assigned to help scale with company growth.


Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance (or equivalent business experience) and 3-5 years of progressively responsible accounting experience
  • Knowledge of U.S. GAAP.
  • Experience with payroll and benefit accounting desired.
  • Must be capable of operating in a fast-paced environment, able to handle pressure well, be self-motivated and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects while working with deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential financial information appropriately
  • Proficiency with Excel required
  • Experience with QuickBooks, Expensify and Prendio are a plus
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and quantitative skills
  • Prior experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry; experience in a startup strongly preferred 

 Personal qualifications:

  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Responsible and resourceful in finding answers and solutions when information is not readily available.
  • Highly self-motivated and demonstrated ability to grow into additional complexity and responsibility
  • A general desire to implement process improvements and create efficiencies to scale with the business
  • A strong, open, receptive communication style and a collaborative approach to work and problem solving
  • Ability to be a team player and willingness to go above and beyond individual responsibilities
  • A “people person” capable of establishing good personal relationships to understand the organizational needs beyond accounting
  • Forward thinking mindset with the ability to manage multiple projects and identify and resolve issues

Civetta Therapeutics provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to religion, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, alienage or citizenship status, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, disability, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


Notice to Third-Party Recruiters/Staffing Agencies: Recruitment is managed through Civetta Therapeutics’ Human Resources department. Resumes will only be accepted from staffing agency/recruiters if there is a signed contract in place. Recruiters are requested to not contact our hiring managers or employees directly to inquire about open positions or to present candidates. In the event a staffing agency/third-party recruiter submits a resume without a contract in place, the candidate submitted will be considered unsolicited and treated as if the candidate submitted their resume directly to Civetta, and no fee/payment will be paid. Recruiters interested in working with Civetta Therapeutics can submit their information to, and we will contact you if needed.






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