Selecta Biosciences
  • Watertown, MA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time


Selecta Biosciences is seeking a talented Sr. Staff Accountant to join our fast paced and growing company!  The Sr. Staff Accountant provides accurate and timely financial and operational analysis to Management by ensuring the integrity of accounting information.  This positon will be recording, verifying, consolidating, entering, and reconciling transactions.  Additional responsibilities include assisting with the financial reporting, quarterly reviews, external audit and special projects assigned by Management.  This position will report to the Controller.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and record asset, liability, revenue, equity and expense entries by compiling and analyzing account information
  • Assist with the month-end close process, including income statement analysis, accruals, allocations, and journal entries, including maintaining associated records and files
  • Correspond with other departments to ensure proper accounting for purchases and month end accruals
  • Responsible for completing balance sheet reconciliations for various GL accounts
  • Assist with monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting packages, including balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement
  • Ensure revenue is recorded accurately and in accordance with GAAP guidelines
  • Assist in developing and documenting Finance processes, spreadsheets, and policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Assist in the maintenance, strengthening and documentation of  Internal Controls/Sarbanes-Oxley ("SOX")
  • Assist with the quarterly reviews and year-end audit process and preparation
  • Assist the Controller and Finance team with special projects

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting required
  • 3-5 years' experience in the accounting field; Public Accounting experience preferred CPA or CPA path a plus
  • Strong technical GAAP foundation, including revenue recognition
  • Experience working with external auditors
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to compile and analyze large amounts of data
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills are a must
  • Strong interpersonal and professional written/verbal communication skills
  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization as well as with external vendors
  • Team player with a positive "can do" attitude
  • Ability to multi-task and balance competing priorities in a deadline-oriented environment.  Know when to take action and when to ask for help
  • A strong work ethic and commitment to quality and accuracy
  • Enthusiasm for participating and communicating in our team-based department
  • Strong MS Excel skills
  • Excellent accounting software user skills
  • Experience with NetSuite preferred

Qualified candidates can apply online at  Please refer to Job Code 17011 when corresponding about this position.

About Selecta Biosciences, Inc.

Selecta Biosciences, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that is focused on unlocking the full potential of biologic therapies by avoiding unwanted immune responses. Selecta plans to combine its tolerogenic Synthetic Vaccine Particles (SVP) to a range of biologics for rare and serious diseases that require new treatment options. The company's current proprietary pipeline includes SVP-enabled enzyme, oncology and gene therapies. SEL-212, the company's lead candidate in Phase 2, is being developed to treat severe gout patients and resolve their debilitating symptoms, including flares and gouty arthritis. Selecta's clinical oncology candidate, LMB-100, is in a Phase 1 program targeting pancreatic cancer and mesothelioma. Its two proprietary gene therapy product candidates are being developed for rare inborn errors of metabolism and have the potential to enable repeat administration. The use of SVP is also being explored in the development of vaccines and treatments for allergies and autoimmune diseases. Selecta is based in Watertown, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit and follow @SelectaBio on Twitter.


Selecta is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer of Minorities, Females, Disabled Individuals, and Veterans (M/F/D/V).

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