Manager, Accounting

  • 2200 Bridge Pkwy, Redwood City, CA 94065, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Jasper Therapeutics is a start-up company out of Stanford University with a lead clinical-stage program that is a first-in-class and potentially breakthrough antibody to safely replace chemo-radiation as a conditioning agent for diseases for which hematopoietic cell transplants (HCT) of allogeneic or gene-modified cells are the only known curative therapy. These diseases include but are not limited to rare genetic blood diseases such as the primary immune deficiency diseases, hemoglobinopathies, and myeloid disorders including myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia. Additional potential indications include immune tolerance induction for the cure of autoimmune disorders and to facilitate acceptance of solid organ transplants. By creating novel, safe and highly effective conditioning regimens for hematopoietic transplantation, Jasper is leading the field with innovative clinical trials to safely bring cures to patients suffering from a variety of life-threatening diseases.

The Jasper vision is to build a leading biotechnology company to advance the field of hematopoietic cell transplantation by leveraging its basic and translational science to generate a pipeline of innovative therapeutics in the areas of HCT conditioning, immune modulation, cell engineering and gene editing therapies.

Job Description

The Accounting Manager will be part of the controllership organization and will report directly to the VP Finance and Corporate Controller. The successful candidate will own a variety of monthly and quarterly close tasks, enhance the current close process to support a newly public company, as well as ad hoc projects. He/ She will perform a variety of accounting responsibilities to ensure compliance with U.S. GAAP, SOX, and company policies and procedures. The ideal candidate will have a blend of public accounting and corporate accounting experience with a publicly traded company. The ideal candidate will be a hands-on detail oriented professional with demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.

  • Process Payroll in ADP and related tasks for the Company
  • Prepare Journal Entries related to Payroll and Bonus accrual
  • Prepare accrual Journal Entries and Balance Sheet recons for R&D (Clinical, Research, Technical Ops, etc.)
  • Prepare entries related to Investments
  • Prepare Allocation Entries between R&D and G&A
  • Make payments to Vendors using
  • Review journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations prepared by Senior Accountant for cash, prepaid expenses, fixed assets, other assets, certain G&A and R&D accruals, and others
  • Support and guide Procurement and Accounts Payable team on appropriate coding of invoices and contracts and enquires from vendors
  • Help with documenting, implementing, and maintaining Corporate Accounting Policies and Procedures
  • Help with preparation and management of SOX Planning process and Internal Control Over Financial reporting (ICFR)
  • Support and assist the external financial reporting process
  • Support external auditors’ and tax preparer’s requests
  • Coach, manage and develop Senior Accountant
  • Optimize systems used within the company – NetSuite, ADP,
  • Support month end, quarter end and year end close process


8+ years’ experience in accounting and finance experience is required;

  • BA Required, CPA Preferred
  • Biotechnology research and development industry, Med device, Pharma experience is required
  • Strong analytical and accounting skills; thorough understanding of U.S. GAAP accounting principles and Sarbanes-Oxley experience is required

A mix of public accounting and public company industry experience preferred

  • Self-motivated with unquestionable integrity and judgement, attention to detail and time management, and highly organized
  • Ability to proactively identify and propose solutions to solve problems
  • Ability to work both independently and part of a team to perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with Word and Excel programs is essential
  • Experience with NetSuite a plus

Additional Information

All your

  • High-science environment in a growing company with transformational science to cure devastating diseases
  • Experienced, top-tier team invested in your long-term professional development
  • Collaborative company culture with potential for broad exposure to the entire company
  • Well-funded company with premier investors and public funding Validating collaborations with leading research centers and innovative gene therapy partnerships
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Jasper Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer

information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.