Staff Accountant

Twist BioScience
Job Location
San Francisco, CA
Job Description

Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Staff Accountant is responsible for supporting accounting transactions (journal entries, fixed assets, payroll, cash and bank accounting.), for the preparation of account reconciliations and for assisting in preparation of financial statements in compliance with US GAAP

The Staff Accountant will participate in annual audits and special accounting projects, and work with other accounting staff and external auditors to provide required information

  • Responsible for accurate and timely transaction processing and accounting for expense reporting, cash and banking, payroll, fixed assets, sales commissions, general accounting transactions, and journal entries.
  • Participate in the month-end, quarter-end and year-end financial closing process, preparing journal entries, balance sheet and income statement account reconciliations
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly financial statements, trend and account analysis for internal distribution.
  • Responsible for performing monthly bank reconciliations, ensuring timely and accurate booking of all cash transactions
  • Assist in maintaining the stock based compensation records
  • Maintain and develop accounting process documentation such as process flowcharts and narratives
  • Assist in administering current controls and processes, and make recommendations for process improvement projects
  • Manipulate and reconcile large volumes of data from various sources such SAP, CRM bank data, etc.
  • Assist in annual audits, preparing audit schedules, other audit requests and interacting directly with external audit staff
  • Reach conclusions with adequate level of rationale and documentation for review and then communicate accounting conclusions
  • Comply with a high level of integrity, objectivity, professional competence and due care
  • BA or BS degree in accounting or equivalent, with strong US GAAP knowledge.
  • CPA and accounting experience preferred
  • Track record of successful experience of 4-6 years working in the accounting/reporting field, preferably with a recognized accounting firm
  • Proven experience working in a hands-on role in the day-to-day operation of the accounting department
  • Thorough and detail oriented, able to perform effective self-reviews of all work produced
  • Must be highly reliable with an ability to work with independence
  • Must be able to take the initiative on projects and tasks, and work proactively with business partners to achieve results
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to communicate financial concepts and/or analytical findings
  • Strong knowledge of Excel required 
  • SAP ERP knowledge will be a plus
How to Apply
About Our Organization

At Twist Bioscience, our expertise is accelerating science and innovation by leveraging the power of scale. We have developed a proprietary semiconductor-based synthetic DNA manufacturing process featuring a 10,000-well high throughput silicon platform capable of producing synthetic biology tools, including genes, oligonucleotide pools and variant libraries. By synthesizing DNA on silicon instead of on traditional 96-well plastic plates, our platform overcomes the current inefficiencies of synthetic DNA production, and enables cost-effective, rapid, high-quality and high throughput synthetic gene production, which in turn, expedites the design, build, test cycle to enable personalized medicines, pharmaceuticals, sustainable chemical production, improved agriculture production, diagnostics, biodetection and data storage. For more information, please visit Twist Bioscience is on Twitter. Sign up to follow our Twitter feed @TwistBioscience at

Twist Bioscience is an equal opportunity employer.

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