Senior Accountant

MapLight Therapeutics is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a competitive salary and benefits package.


The Senior Accountant’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. The Senior Accountant will be a key contributor to the financial statement audit and report to the Accounting Manager. MapLight is a small, high-growth private company. The team is structured for fluidity in role responsibilities; making this a great opportunity to gain experience with complex accounting issues, while also mastering the ins and out of our accounting and reporting processes.


Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • 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.
  • Work closely with the Accounting Manager to assist in preparing financial statements and 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.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Proficient with US GAAP
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in public accounting (tech, biotech or pharmaceutical client base)
  • Industry experience a plus
  • Strong communication (oral and written) skills that enable the individual to interact with all levels of management, technical and scientific personnel
  • Passion to contribute to the success of a cutting-edge company

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