• Senior Accountant

    Job Locations US-MA-Watertown
    Posted Date 3 months ago(12/3/2018 2:55 PM)
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  • Overview

    Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals is seeking a hands-on accounting professional to join our team as Senior Accountant, reporting to the Assistant Controller.  Your primary role will be to (1) provide general accounting and close support to the team; (2) help drive ongoing SOX efforts across the organization; and (3) provide support for external/SEC reporting processes.


    The incumbent must be flexible and able to proactively take on new responsibilities. S/he should have the ability and desire to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects at once. The incumbent must also be able to communicate effectively and professionally with individuals outside of the Finance group. This is an exciting opportunity for a self-starter who is highly motivated, takes initiative and is a strong team player.


    • Business partnering = prepare month end accruals and journal entries for supported functions; forecast/budget expenses
    • Lead efforts in maintaining internal controls/processes and SOX compliance
    • Provide technical guidance and support to staff accountants
    • Assist in compiling required information for both quarterly and annual audits as well as Sarbanes-Oxley testing.
    • Actively participate in both system and process improvements
    • Coordinate quarterly and year-end external reporting/SEC processes



    • BS in Accounting and 5 years of relevant accounting experience; Biotech industry experience preferred
    • Strong analytical and accounting skills; thorough knowledge of accounting principles. Experience with expense forecasting preferred
    • SEC reporting and SOX experience preferred
    • Strong systems skills = ability to learn and adapt to a new accounting system, experience with NetSuite a plus; proficiency with Microsoft Excel
    • Independently motivated, detail-oriented and good problem-solving ability
    • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism
    • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
    • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
    • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize and multitask

    Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability


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