Staff Accountant at Relay Therapeutics
Cambridge, MA, US
About Relay Therapeutics
Relay Therapeutics is a new breed of company at the intersection of computation and biotechnology that is committed to creating medicines that will have a transformative impact on patients.
We combine unprecedented computational power with leading-edge experimental approaches across the fields of structural biology, biophysics, chemistry, and biology. This integration illuminates – for the first time – the full mobility of a protein and provides key insights into how the dynamic nature of a protein’s conformation regulates function. The team at Relay 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. Are you energized by attempting to do the impossible? We're looking for you.
At Relay, our team is driven by the ultimate collaboration across each of our drug discovery disciplines. Putting protein motion at the heart of drug discovery is a challenge, but we are confident that our team’s dedication and urgency will create opportunities that deeply impact the lives of the patients.  Our initial programs are focused on developing therapeutics in oncology.
Relay Therapeutics is a private company launched in 2016 with financing from Third Rock Ventures and an affiliate of D. E. Shaw Research. To date the company has raised $520M from investors including Third Rock Ventures, SoftBank Vision Fund, GV, Casdin Capital, BVF Partners, EcoR1 Capital, Foresite Capital, Perceptive Advisors, Tavistock Group and an affiliate of D.E. Shaw Research.

The Opportunity

      • We are searching for a highly motivated hands-on Staff Accountant to join our Finance team. As the Staff Accountant you'll be a key member involved in the month end process, including account reconciliations and journal entries…. but we’re just getting started – you’ll also drive AP operations, cash reconciliation, payroll, fixed asset review, flux analysis and assist with systems implementations….. 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 your work will 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 Accounting Manager and will work to drive financial execution to support Relay's growth.

Your Role

    • You will perform various monthly close activities, including analysis and documentation of prepaids and accruals, preparation of journal entries, reconciliation of cash and investment accounts, and P&L flux analysis
    • You will maintain the fixed asset register and work with the Operations team to ensure proper accounting treatment of assets
    • You will be responsible for processing and submitting payroll, including related payroll filings and reports
    • We’ll depend on you to process invoices for payment and perform a three-way match
    • You will prepare payment runs, including wires, ACH batches and checks
    • Expect to make new friends, as you will work closely with leaders of functional departments to ensure proper classification of expenses
    • You’ll play a key role as we continue to implement various systems, including a procurement system, balance sheet reconciliation platform, and travel management system
    • Drive efficiency through system and process improvements
    • We will also need your help with audit requests and controls testing
    • And of course, you may prepare ad hoc analysis and other special projects as assigned

Your Background

    • You earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
    • You bring top-notch analytical, excel, and problem-solving skills (experience with NetSuite or Coupa a plus)
    • You’re n.o.t.o.r.i.o.u.s. for your extreme attention to detail - nothing slips through the cracks
    • You are versatile, flexible, and have a willingness to work with constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
    • You’re a collaborative business partner adept in building cross-functional relationships to drive business results
    • You are a role model and exhibit the highest degree of integrity and ethics
    • You’re an 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 Places to Work" in 2017, the #1 place for small companies in 2018 & the #2 place for small companies in 2019. To drive that culture, 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. If this resonates with you, drop us a line.
We believe in building balanced teams and a place where our people can be their full self every day. We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.