accounting Manager


Evolve BioSystems, Inc. – Based in davis, ca

Evolve BioSystems, Inc. is a privately-held microbiome company dedicated to developing the next generation of products to establish, restore, and maintain a healthy gut microbiome. Evolve is a spin-out from the Foods for Health Institute (FFHI) at the University of California, Davis and builds on more than a decade of research into understanding the unique partnership of the infant gut microbiome and breast milk components. Having led to the discovery and development of products to resolve infant gut dysbiosis, Evolve’s discovery platform is now being applied to solving gut dysbiosis throughout the human life cycle as well as in various animal species. Evolve just completed a $41 million Series C raise lead by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Horizon Ventures and also included important strategic investors and top tier venture funds.

The Position
As the Accounting Manager, you will be responsible for analyzing and recording the sales transactions and the flow of inventory/cost of goods, own the day to day processing and analysis of accounting transactions, and ensure the control over the financial processes and the accuracy of the monthly financial statements.  The successful candidate will embrace the start-up environment, enjoy financial analysis, be system savvy and solution oriented.

Key Deliverables

Play a leadership role in designing, implementing and enforcing accounting processes

  • Lead the monthly close and reporting cycle
  • Ensure operations conform to written policies and enhance policies to support changes in business, technology or operating environment
  • Investigate and deploy technologies that create access to more accurate and efficient information
  • Manage the sales & use environment, keeping abreast of regulatory changes 
  • Educate and mentor the staff accountant

Operate as a key contributor to the monthly financial processes

  • Analyze revenues and reconcile with shopping cart and payments
  • Provide weekly and monthly revenue related KPIs 
  • Review hospital invoices prior to submission
  • Manage the interface with Avalara and review/file the sales & use tax returns
  • Compile monthly inventory & COG analysis
  • Oversee the accounts payable, payroll and expense reporting process
  • Differentiate fixed assets and review depreciation
  • Monitor prepaids and accruals

Participate in the implementation of a new ERP and the structuring of the financial data processing environment
Work on ad-hoc financial analysis projects

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Possess effective communications and interpersonal skills, including the ability to foster business relationships within and across functions
  • Exhibit time management, being able to set priorities and deliver results
  • Embrace an entrepreneurial, team-oriented approach

Other Personal Characteristics

  • Passion for Evolve’s Mission
  • Tenacious with an abiding sense of urgency and personal pace
  • Inquisitive, engaged, and innovating: not afraid to challenge the status quo
  • Thoughtful, high-energy, self-starter; possess ability to function with a high degree of independence
  • Open to learning, able to adapt quickly and apply learnings to achieve success

Education / Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • 3-6 years related work experience in a start-up ecommerce or consumer package goods experience preferred
  • System savvy with experience in small & mid-market systems, NetSuite, Xero, NetSuite, Quickbooks, Intacct, Concur
  • Advanced Excel Skills
  • Prior participation in an ERP conversion; and
  • Balance multiple projects and meet necessary deadlines with limited supervision

Interested in this position? Drive of an entrepreneur? Passionate about changing lives?

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