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Accounting Manager

Vaxcyte, Inc.
San Carlos, California
Start date
Jun 14, 2024

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Administration, Accounting
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Biotech Bay

Job Details

Join our Mission to Protect Humankind!

Vaxcyte is a clinical-stage vaccine innovation company engineering high-fidelity vaccines to protect humankind from the consequences of bacterial diseases, which have serious and costly health consequences when left unchecked. Working to eradicate or treat bacterial infections such as invasive pneumococcal disease, Group A Strep, periodontitis and Shigella is just the beginning. Our path to success is clear and well-defined, and Vaxcyte is set up to go the distance. 

WHAT we do is every bit as important as HOW we do it! Our work together is guided by four enduring core values:

*AIM HIGH: We embody our collectively audacious goal to courageously make the most complex biologics ever attempted to protect humankind.

*LEAD WITH HEART: Everyone leads at Vaxcyte with a kindness-first, inclusive approach to collaboration and vigorous debate that advances our business objectives.

*RETHINK CONVENTION: We bring creative and intellectual diversity to every facet of the work we do in order to innovate and re-innovate the way vaccines are delivered.

*MODEL EXCELLENCE:  The magnitude of our challenge requires our shared commitment to demonstrating integrity, accountability, equality and clarity across communications and decision making.
The Accounting Manager will be responsible for all elements of our accounting process and will report to the Director of Accounting. The Accounting Manager will lead various month end close activities, including journal entries, reconciliations, financial statement fluctuation analyses and audit support. The ideal candidate is one who has an aptitude for learning, especially in uncharted territory, customer-centric and accustomed to a fast-paced environment. In addition, we are looking for a candidate who is flexible and has a passion for innovation and improvement in processes. A successful candidate is one who has great attention to details and strong oral and written communication skills. 
Essential Functions:
    • Lead projects of varying degrees of complexity within Finance and actively participates in complex cross functional projects.
    • Prepare journal entries, account reconciliations and roll-forwards.
    • Prepare income and balance sheet flux and variance analysis.
    • Prepare accruals including coordination with internal business stakeholders and vendors.
    • Assist with clinical trial accruals and monthly reconciliations as required.
    • Collaborate with cross functional departments to ensure accuracy and completeness of operating expenses.
    • Assist with the implementation and maintain and adhere to internal controls under SOX 404(b) and policies and procedures.
    • Prepare schedules for quarterly reviews and annual audits.
    • Assist with preparation of various internal and external financial statements.
    • Assist with implementation of various financial systems and special projects as needed.

    • BA or BS degree in accounting or equivalent.
    • 8+ years of accounting experience, Biotech Accounting and public company experience strongly preferred.
    • Demonstrated experience with complex accrual accounting and estimation process, particularly the use of percentage of completion estimation of services/goods delivery by vendors.
    • Demonstrated experience in working closely with business partners and vendors in high priority accounting areas.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills with proven ability to effectively communicate to employees at all levels and to outside vendors.
    • Strong Excel skills. Previous experience with an ERP system (NetSuite) a plus.
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks under strict deadlines.
    • Positive work ethic and organizational skills with a high attention to detail.
    • A collaborative team player, able to partner with internal and external contacts at all levels.
    • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team, shift focus, and adapt to changing priorities.
    • Exceptional focus on customer service.

Reports to: Director, Accounting
Location: San Carlos, CA
The compensation package will be competitive and includes comprehensive benefits and an equity component.
Salary Range: $143,000 – $154,000


Vaxcyte, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCVX) is a next-generation vaccine company seeking to improve global health by developing superior and novel vaccines designed to prevent some of the most common and deadly infectious diseases worldwide. Our exclusively licensed cell-free protein synthesis platform and our proprietary know how enable us to design and produce optimized protein carriers and antigens, the critical building blocks of vaccines, in ways that we believe conventional vaccine technologies cannot. Our lead vaccine candidate, VAX-24, is a preclinical, 24-valent broad-spectrum pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) being developed for the prevention of invasive pneumococcal disease. Our pipeline also includes VAX-XP, a PCV with an expanded breadth of coverage of at least 30 strains; VAX-A1, a prophylactic vaccine candidate designed to prevent Group A Strep infections; and VAX-PG, a therapeutic vaccine candidate designed to slow or stop the progression of periodontal disease by targeting the keystone pathogen responsible for this chronic, oral inflammatory disease.

Company info
(650) 837-0111
825 Industrial Road, Suite 300
San Carlos

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