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Senior AP Accounting Lead

IDEAYA Biosciences

IDEAYA Biosciences

Accounting & Finance
South San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2023
IDEAYA Biosciences (NASDAQ: IDYA) is a public, clinical-stage synthetic lethality-focused precision medicine oncology company committed to the discovery and development of targeted therapeutics for patient populations selected using DNA sequencing and other molecular diagnostics. Our approach integrates extensive capabilities in identifying and validating translational biomarkers with small molecule drug discovery to select patient populations most likely to benefit from the therapies we are developing. We are applying these capabilities across multiple classes of precision medicine, including direct targeting of oncogenic pathways and synthetic lethality – which represents an emerging class of precision medicine targets. We believe this diversified approach will enable us to deliver the right medicine to the right patient to drive a more robust clinical response.
IDEAYA has an industry leading platform and pipeline in Synthetic Lethality. IDEAYA has established strategic collaborations with Amgen and Pfizer supporting its pipeline programs, and also has wholly-owned or controlled clinical and preclinical programs.
When you're at IDEAYA, you will be in the midst of brilliant minds working on precision medicine therapies to help cancer patients. We are passionate and committed about being on the forefront of oncology medicine, which means we all have a high internal drive that is at the very core of every person at IDEAYA. We are inquisitive, ask deep questions, and are data-driven innovators who like to collaborate and use team work to move science forward. For more information, please see www.ideayabio.com.
Position Summary:
The position reports to the Associate Director of Accounting & Finance and will be an integral team member in the Accounting and Finance operations. The ideal candidate will be able to work well with cross functional teams, as well as being able to streamline operations for the business, while being hands on in the Procure to Pay, T&E, credit card, general ledger, monthly-close and financial system processes and implementations. The successful candidate must possess both strong operational experience as well as solid accounting principles.

What you'll do:

  • This position would work with the Associate Director and Assistant Controller to support Accounts Payable, General Ledger Accounting, Month-End close, financial audits, tax support, and any requested regulatory filings
  • Processes Accounts Payable payment runs and transactions (process and/or review invoices) and will lead / assist the team with research and resolution; interacts closely with vendors and other team members of the organization
  • Responsible for vendor bank account maintenance and related vendor setup support documentation, such as W9 collections and vendor banking verifications
  • Support and administer Company’s Travel & Expense and Credit Card Programs, to ensure employees adhere to company policy
  • Prepares or reviews AP related journal entries and reconciliations
  • Prepares GL journal entries and account reconciliations, as needed
  • Prepares GL and AP month end close tasks and schedules, as needed
  • Reviews work prepared by other Accounting & Finance team members, as needed; can support other senior accountants responsibilities as backup
  • Identify opportunities to reduce the close accounting cycle, enhance existing processes
  • Drive process improvements and contribute to accounting transformation projects
  • Support ERP enhancements, reporting tool enhancements and UAT testing
  • Support annual financial audit, SOX support compliance, and tax filings, as needed
  • Files annual Form 1099s and other regulatory forms timely
  • Assists in other ad hoc projects/reports


  • 4-7+ years’ experience in a related field, Biotech experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field
  • Responsive and reliable with strong ethic skills
  • Detailed and deadline oriented; strong documentation skills
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision and as a team player; able to think critically and apply concepts learned to new tasks or projects; able to produce work accurately and timely; takes the initiative to address questions
  • Strong time management skills and comfortable managing multiple deliverables
  • Proactive in taking on new tasks and problem solving on the go
  • Excellent communication skills with all levels of the organization and with external contacts
  • Works well in a dynamic office environment; positive attitude and orientation of client customer service at all times
  • Must possess high degree of integrity, respect for others and trust to handle complex and sensitive financial and personal information
  • Proven aptitude for systems; advanced Excel skills required
  • Experience with Concur, Coupa and NetSuite or similar enterprise reporting systems preferred
  • Skills: General Ledger, A/P Processing
The Company complies with all laws respecting equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants with regard to any protected characteristic as defined by federal, state, and local law. This position requires you to work onsite at the Company’s facilities, with partial work-from-home flexibility, and the Company requires that all employees working in its facilities be fully vaccinated (except as required by applicable law). Therefore, this position requires you to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for medical or religious reasons, and/or as otherwise required by applicable law. The Company considers you fully vaccinated once 14 days have passed since you received either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine must have been FDA approved, have emergency use authorization from the FDA, or, for persons fully vaccinated outside of the U.S., be listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization.
Along with our highly collaborative and inclusive environment, IDEAYA offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes (but is not limited to) medical/dental/vision coverage (100% company paid for employees and 90% company paid for dependents), retirement benefits, ESPP and wellness programs. All full-time employees will also be eligible for an annual bonus and equity refresh.
IDEAYA is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, IDEAYA does not discriminate in hiring or otherwise in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. EOE/AA/Vets.