Dynavax Technologies

Manager/Senior Manager Accounting

2 weeks ago


The Accounting Manager will oversee the implementation and adherence to accounting policies and procedures and direct and coordinate the daily activities of the accounting staff to ensure timely and accurate record of the expenditures, assets, liabilities and equity transactions of the Company. This position is responsible for meeting deadlines and will direct a multitude of accounting activities including but not limited to monthly close process, reconciliations and year-end audit preparation.


  • Maintain the general ledger of the parent Company and its subsidiaries.
  • Manage the monthly close including preparation/review of journal entries, allocations and major account reconciliations.
  • Maintains organized set of detailed records and files to document and support financial transactions.
  • Supervise and mentor accounting staff and accounts payable to ensure accurate recording of accounting transactions and reconciliation of general ledger and financial statement balances.
  • Reviews general ledger on a monthly basis to ensure accuracy of posting and account balances are accurate.
  • Produce financial reports involving the Company accounts for monthly management meetings.
  • Produce ad hoc financial reports.
  • Reviews payroll.
  • Make and implement recommendations to improve accounting processes and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.
  • Supports the organization in maintaining a work environment focused on quality and fosters learning, open communication, collaboration, integration and teamwork.


  • BA/BS in business, accounting or related field.
  • For the Manager, 6 years of increasingly responsible accounting and reporting experience, preferably in the biotech industry experience and at least 2 years’ management experience. For the Senior Manager, 8+ years relevant experience with 4+ years’ management experience.
  • Computer skills: Good working knowledge of Excel and Word.
  • Personal attributes include:
    • High level of attention to detail, aptitude for planning/managing deadlines.
    • Maintain confidentiality over all finance and accounting matters and information.
    • Exceptional communication skills, including the ability to effectively present information to various levels of an organization.
    • Creative approach to problem solving and the ability to think “out-of the box”.
    • Ability to self-motivate and function independently, driven towards superior effort and performance and the desire to work in a very dynamic environment.    
    • Collaborative and team oriented.

Additional knowledge and skills desired, but not required:

  • 3+ years with a Big Four certified public accounting firm is highly preferred.
  • CPA license preferred, but not required.
  • SOX 404 implementation and compliance experience a plus.


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