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Senior Accountant at OpenBiome

Senior Accountant at OpenBiome

OpenBiome is the world's first stool bank—a nonprofit organization that is expanding safe access to Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) and driving groundbreaking clinical research on the human microbiome.

Since launching in 2013 out of MIT, our stool banking service has redefined the standard of care for an emerging field of medicine. When we began, only a handful of clinicians offered FMT, a treatment that has an 85% cure rate for C. difficile, the most common hospital-acquired infection in the country. Today we support FMT programs at over 1,000 medical centers across all 50 states. OpenBiome has delivered more than 50,000 treatments for recurrent C. difficile infection, radically improving the lives of thousands of patients that lack treatment alternatives.

OpenBiome has also emerged as a leading independent research organization.  We have developed a pill formulation for FMT, published more than 20 scholarly works and enabled the launch of 30+ clinical trials in indications spanning autoimmune disease, infectious disease, malnutrition, metabolic disease, and obesity, and neuropsychiatric disease, to identify opportunities for microbiome-based health interventions. The research that we enable is at the vanguard of understanding how the microbes in our bodies shape major public health challenges.

Position Description

We seek a Senior Accountant to join our finance team. We need a professional with inherent leadership qualities and the attention to detail necessary to ensure accurate reporting in all areas. Successful applicants will demonstrate detail-oriented attention to accuracy, seamless adaptability for changing priorities, and the initiative to learn and grow.

This position will be a full-time salaried position with competitive salary and benefits. OpenBiome is located between Porter Square (Cambridge) and Davis Square (Somerville).

Duties and Responsibilities

The Senior Accountant will:

  • Process, book and reconcile company payroll and payroll-related accounts (e.g. group insurance benefits, 401K).
  • Review and post all Accounts Payable and Purchase Order transactions
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations for payroll, prepaids and accrued expenses. 
  • Learn relevant details related to the manufacturing of our therapeutic FMT product, and assist the Controller in managing the cost accounting, inventory, and COGS accounting.
  • Assist in timely month-end closes, which includes preparing accruals and other journal entries, in coordination with finance team colleagues. 
  • Perform analysis of monthly financial results for assigned areas, ensuring revenue and expense are recorded appropriately.
  • Assist Controller with monthly and quarterly cash flow reporting.
  • Assist Controller in the preparation of monthly financial statements, 990 tax return and grant reports.
  • Assist with the preparation and execution of the annual audit.
  • Undertake special projects on an ad hoc basis.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of accounting and auditing experience.
  • A CPA license (or in process), auditing experience, and non-profit experience are preferred. 
  • Must demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have good analytical skills and the ability to prioritize workload.
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude who is able to work with colleagues to achieve shared goals. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required; familiarity with Abila and Microix accounting software are preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred.

OpenBiome is an Equal Opportunity Employer             

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with disability, or any other legally protected status. All applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


OpenBiome is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with disability, or any other legally protected status. All applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.