Dynavax Technologies

  • Senior Manager/Associate Director, Accounting

    Job Location US-CA-Berkeley
    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/11/2018 9:00 PM)
  • Overview

    This position oversees the implementation and adherence to accounting policies and procedures.  Other duties include but not limited to the directing and coordinating of 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 for the monthly close process, reconciliations and year-end audit preparation.


    • Manage the daily activities of a team of accountants responsible for:
      • The general ledger of the parent Company and its subsidiaries;
      • The monthly close including preparation/review of journal entries, allocations and major account reconciliations;
      • Organized detailed records and files to document and support financial transactions.
    • Manage and mentor accounting staff and accounts payable to ensure accurate recording of accounting transactions and reconciliation of general ledger and financial statement balances.
    • Review 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.
    • Review payroll.
    • Make and implement recommendations to improve accounting processes and procedures.
    • Stay abreast of best practices, and recommend changes/improvements to ensure alignment to best practices.
    • 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.
    • 10+ years of increasingly responsible accounting and reporting experience, preferably in the life sciences industry and at least 3 years’ management experience for the Senior Manager position. The Associate Director level requires 5+ years’ management experience.
    • Proven experience building and maintaining a high performing team.
    • Computer skills: Excellent knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
    • 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.


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