AP Accountant

General & Administrative Cambridge, Massachusetts


Description

Company Overview

Repertoire Immune Medicines is a clinical-stage biotechnology company working to unlock and direct the remarkable power of the human immune system to prevent or treat cancer, as well as autoimmune and infectious disease.  The company is founded on the belief that the repertoire of T cell receptor (TCR)-antigen codes that drive health and disease represents one of the greatest opportunities for innovation in medical science.  Repertoire scientists created and developed the DECODE and DEPLOY suite of technologies, which allow in-depth characterization of TCR-antigen pairs, and the ability to rationally design and develop novel targeted immune medicines.

From its sites in Cambridge, Mass., and Zurich, Switzerland, Repertoire’s team of more than 120 is creating a new category of immune medicines enabled from its DECODE discovery platform.  The company’s first product in the clinic is a novel multiclonal T cell therapy consisting of T cells derived from the peripheral blood, activated against a curated set of antigens and armed with a proprietary cytokine.  Repertoire is in clinical-stage immuno-oncology development today, targeting metastatic solid tumors.  In the field of autoimmunity, Repertoire is currently using its proprietary platform to discover novel epitopes and TCRs from patients with type 1 diabetes.  However, we are currently expanding our remit into other autoimmune disorders.  The company is also using its DECODE platform to discover infectious disease antigens and responding T cell clones.

Role Overview

Reporting to the VP Corporate Controller, the AP Accountant’s primary role will include ownership of all aspects of the purchase order and accounts payable cycle alongside other assigned month end close responsibilities and adherence to company policies and procedures. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Own all aspects of the purchase order and accounts payable system.
  • Management of the payables process that includes, but is not limited to, reviewing all invoices received and ensuring the invoices are approved and entering all invoices in the system on a timely basis.
  • Coordinating the weekly check runs and monitoring of accounts payable to ensure invoices are recorded, approved, and paid in a timely manner.
  • Manage the annual 1099 reporting process.
  • Maintain electronic support files and documentation thoroughly and accurately in accordance with company policies and procedures and be ready to support audit requests.
  • Assist in the integration of the PO requisition system and the purchasing/GL system.
  • Assist with monthly/quarterly internal and external reporting requirements.
  • Understand and support maintaining internal control documentation in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (“SOX”) and ensure responsibilities are performed in accordance with appropriate internal control requirements.
  • Actively participate in both system and process improvements by monitoring assigned areas for process improvements to ensure efficiency.
  • Assist in creating and updating policies and process documents as needed.
  • Be the primary point of contact for all purchase order requests generated and work closely with operations, legal and finance to ensure the PO’s are approved and are opened against the appropriate GL accounts, cost centers, and programs.
  • Additional responsibilities may include performance and assistance with monthly general ledger procedures for assigned areas including processing journal entries and preparation of supporting reconciliations and analysis.
  • Other ad hoc or special projects as assigned.

Qualifications/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a minimum 3-5 years accounting experience.
  • Broad knowledge of accounting principles (US GAAP).
  • Internal controls (SOX) experience.
  • Strong systems skills, ability to learn and adapt to a new accounting system, proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
  • Prior ERP and AP Systems experience.
  • Knowledge of IRS filing requirements and regards to 1099 & 1042 filings laws/regulations.
  • Ability to follow instructions for multiple projects with competing priorities and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, time management, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with other groups across the business.
  • Prior experience with Netsuite, Prendio, and Mineral Tree, preferred.
  • Life science/biotech industry experience, preferred.

 

Repertoire is committed towards social responsibility and developing an inclusive culture.  Much as the power of the immune system lies in the diversity of T and B cells, our work requires the creativity and ingenuity of a diverse workforce.  We believe in actively pursuing equity in all facets of the work experience at Repertoire.  We will continue to educate ourselves about the inequities and barriers present in our society and take action as a company where we can make a difference.

Repertoire is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.