Accounting Manager

Who We Are:

MapLight Therapeutics is a clinical stage biotech company that focuses on drug discovery for central nervous system disorders. We combine cutting-edge technologies including optogenetics, in vivo physiology, and spatial transcriptomics to identify novel drug targets and develop effective therapies to address psychiatric symptoms.


What You’ll Do:

MapLight is looking for a skilled and resourceful Accounting Manager to join our fast-paced FP&A team.  Reporting to the Assistant Controller, the Accounting Manager’s primary responsibilities include ensuring an accurate and timely month-end close. This includes recording journal entries, reconciling accounts and preparing a monthly reporting package.



  • Oversee the daily general accounting activities to monitor the general ledger to ensure an accurate and timely month-end and year-end close.
  • Prepare / review certain balance sheet account reconciliations and journal entries to ensure accuracy of postings.
  • Produce monthly financial statements.
  • Work closely with the Assistant Controller to complete annual external audit and periodic other audits.
  • Develop, establish, and maintain general accounting financial policies and procedures and work with management and employees to ensure compliance.
  • Collaborate regarding non-routine reporting transactions.
  • Special projects as assigned.
  • You can participate and work effectively with multiple cross-functional teams.
  • You have strong interpersonal skills and understand relationships are key to being successful.
  • You are a leader. Teams love working with you, and you are someone who takes pride in mentoring and supporting the careers of others.
  • You’re a team player who is willing to roll-up your sleeves and get the job done.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in public accounting (biotech client base preferred)
  • Industry experience a plus
  • Proficient with US GAAP
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Organized, accountable and motivated to succeed.



  • This is a hybrid position, based in our office in Burlington, MA.



MapLight is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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