Senior Accountant at Relay Therapeutics
Cambridge, MA, US
Are your friends always asking you to calculate the tip for the bill?  Are you looking to break out of a Big 4 firm and explore uncharted waters?  Are you excited about helping to build a premier finance function at a growing biotech? Do you always appreciate a good meme? If you're nodding your head yes, then please read on!
Relay Therapeutics was founded on the premise that protein motion can be leveraged to create breakthrough medicines. Our team is putting this principle into practice, with the aim of accelerating the development of medicines that will make a transformative difference in patients’ lives. We don’t just stare hard problems in the face – we go out looking for them.
Energized by the ultimate collaboration between chemistry, biology, computation, and biochemistry & biophysics, we have the resources to change the way drugs are discovered and help millions of people who were previously untreatable. No one will stop you or hold you back. Instead, we will give you the tools and colleagues to push forward relentlessly and cheer you on as you go.

The opportunity

    • We are searching for a highly motivated hands-on Senior Accountant to join our Finance team. You will help develop a premier finance infrastructure and provide analyses and execution on new initiatives. As the Senior Accountant you'll drive the month end process, including variance analysis and discussions with departments heads…. but we’re just getting started – you’ll also help drive system implementations, AP/AR processing, SOX implementation/compliance, payroll, revenue recognition, external audit, guidance research, and SEC reporting….. phew – that was a lot!
    • You will be an integral part of our finance team and the company as a whole.  You will play a meaningful role in providing business insights to our leaders to measure progress on company performance and influence strategic decision-making.
    • Our ideal team member is highly analytical, meticulous, curious and thoughtful. You thrive in a rapidly changing environment and are able to multi-task, prioritize projects and roll up your sleeves to get the job done. You will report to the Assistant Controller and will work to drive financial execution to support Relay's growth. 

Your role

    • You will lead the accounting close process and continuously improve processes to scale with the organization
    • You will own all aspects of the general ledger including accurate and timely preparation of financial documents
    • We’ll depend on you to prepare the company for external reporting in compliance with SEC regulations. You can also expect to handle Relay's SOX implementation and compliance, working to strengthen internal controls and ensure the control environment is operating effectively
    • Expect to make new friends, as you act as the liaison to external auditors
    • You will handle external tax advisors to ensure compliance with required tax filings and preparation of tax provisions
    • Serve as a technical accounting resource for the organization
    • We will also need your help in preparing board of director and audit committee packages
    • You’ll play a key role as we continue to evolve and develop an accounting department and team that is a partner to the business with an infrastructure that will support significant growth
    • Form relationships cross-functionally to cultivate collaboration both inside and outside of the Finance & Accounting teams
    • And of course, you may drive ad hoc analysis and other special projects as assigned.  You have the ability to go deep and generate business insight and action recommendations

Your background

    • You earned a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Accounting (active CPA license preferred)
    • You have 4-5 years experience in accounting (Big 4 and/or biotech experience preferred)
    • You bring top-notch analytical, excel, and problem solving skills (experience with NetSuite a plus)
    • You have broad knowledge of accounting principles (US GAAP)
    • You’re n.o.t.o.r.i.o.u.s. for your extreme attention to detail - nothing slips through the cracks
    • You have experience implementing/maintaining accounting systems and developing reporting and analytics capabilities
    • You’re a collaborative business partner adept in building cross-functional relationships to drive business results
    • You role model and exhibit the highest degree of integrity and ethics
    • Excellent teammate that has hustle, determination, and a customer-centric approach
At Relay, we believe that along with our people, our culture is our greatest asset. In fact we're proud to share we were named as one of the Boston Business Journal's "Best Place to Work" in 2017, and #1 small company in 2018! To drive that culture, we encourage each employee to bring their full selves to work every single day so they can function in a highly creative and authentic way. If this resonates with you, drop us a line.
Relay Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.