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Senior Accountant

San Diego, CA

Erasca is a clinical-stage precision oncology company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing medicines for the benefit of patients with cancer. Our programs take novel approaches to shutting down one of cancer’s most commonly mutated signaling cascades, the RAS/MAPK pathway, which affects approximately 5.5 million lives each year worldwide. The name “Erasca” has an important embedded meaning: it is a contraction of our audacious hope to “erase cancer” that drives our mission and everything that we do on behalf of patients with cancer.

Senior Accountant

Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Senior Accountant will have a broad scope of responsibilities including, but not limited to, the following: month-end, quarter end, and year-end close activities, accounts payable and accrued expenses, expense reports, prepaid expenses and internal and external financial reporting and other related responsibilities.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Review accounts payable in a timely manner ensuring accuracy of data entry
  • Review and process expense reports in Concur
  • Support process improvements related to Accounts Payable
  • Perform month end close processes including preparation of journal entries, data entry, and reconciliation of the sub-ledger to general ledger
  • Ensure transactions are properly recorded in accordance with GAAP
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to obtain information needed to estimate monthly accruals
  • Assist with auditor requests as needed
  • Review and process 1099’s and use tax returns annually
  • Maintain compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley controls for areas of responsibilities
  • Manage, coach, develop, and mentor staff
  • Complete special projects and financial analyses as assigned
  • Perform other duties as required
  • Perform all duties in keeping with the Company’s core values, policies and all applicable regulations 

Required education and experience: 

  • BS degree in Accounting, or equivalent
  • 5+ years of accounting experience, biotech/pharma preferred
  • Public company accounting experience preferred
  • CPA designation preferred
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Experience with NetSuite and Coupa is preferred
  • Strong understanding of GAAP and SOX Compliance
  • People management experience preferred
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task are essential
  • Work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively share information
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Intellectually curious with a commitment to science and patients

Erasca, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer and takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of sex , race, religion, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.