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Senior Accountant

Pacific Biosciences of California
Job Location
1305 O'Brien
Menlo Park, CA 94025
United States


PacBio offers a wide range of programs and services designed to help our employees grow in their career and achieve an appropriate work/life balance. We support the inclusion of all employees and take pride in being an excellent career choice.

Our compensation and benefits packages are designed to motivate and recognize quality work. While specific offerings vary by country, programs may include:

Healthcare and insurance plans

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • Life and accident insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Healthcare pre-tax spending accounts
  • Health savings account

Family benefits

  • Dependent pre-tax spending accounts
  • New parent leave

Commuting benefits

  • Commuter/parking pre-tax spending accounts
  • Shuttle service to and from local Caltrain stations
  • Bike lockers and shower facilities

Financial planning

  • Restricted stock units
  • 401(k) plan


  • Annual Health Fair
  • Employee assistance programs and work-life assistance
  • Fully equipped on-campus fitness center
  • Certified instructor-led fitness classes
Job Description

The Senior Accountant is a hands-on position responsible for the general accounting activities of the company in accordance with GAAP, including month-end-close and financial reporting. This position reports to the Senior Accounting Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the General Ledger including sub-ledgers.
  • Perform monthly closing process, including posting journal entries, and account reconciliations.
  • Prepare schedules to support VAT returns.
  • Work with AP accountants and reconcile international subsidiaries.
  • Work with Operations team to reconcile cash, accounts receivable, and other related accounts.
  • Responsible for monthly financial reporting and ensure timely and accurate metrics to the management team.
  • Assist with annual financial external audits and external reporting requirements. 
  • Ensure compliance with  internal controls and  SOX 404 requirements.
  • Undertake projects relating to process improvement both from a business standpoint and system related.

All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional tasks and responsibilities.



  • B.S./B.A. Business or Accounting preferred.
  • Experiences in revenue accounting (ASC 606) and lease accounting (ASC 842) preferred.
  • CPA (or passed all parts of the CPA exam) preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience in mid-size company as an Accountant, or 2-4 years of public accounting experience at a Big 4 or national-wide CPA firms.
  • Ability to work well in a dynamic, results oriented, and cross-functional team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills are crucial.
  • Initiative and a strong work ethic is a must. 
  • SAP preferred.
  • Advanced Excel required.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

About Our Organization


Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Pacific Biosciences provides sophisticated genomic analysis systems that deliver invaluable insights for scientists who strive to resolve complex genetic challenges.

In an effort to push the boundaries of molecular biology, our founders invented a new way to study the synthesis and regulation of DNA, RNA, and proteins. Harnessing advances in biochemistry, optics, nanofabrication, and more, we developed Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) Sequencing technology. This powerful technology transforms the understanding of biological systems by enabling real-time analysis of biomolecules with single-molecule resolution.

PacBio sequencing offers the most comprehensive view of genomes, transcriptomes, and epigenomes — including the full spectrum of genetic variation — by providing the longest average read lengths, highest consensus accuracy, and most uniform coverage of any sequencing technology on the market today. Ideal for de novo genome assembly and genetic variation characterization of humansanimals, plants, and microbes, this system features high-performance optics, automated liquid handling, and an intuitive, intelligent operating system.

We are passionate about developing high-quality, innovative technologies and systems that impact areas of critical importance, including the diagnosis and treatment of disease and efforts to improve the world’s food and energy supply. We believe that our tools will lead to advances that will create long-lasting benefits for the world and its future.

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