Staff Accountant
San Diego, CA Finance & Accounting

Your Impact

Our close-knit, talented, and dedicated Finance team is focused on guiding Poseida to maximize its ability to deliver cures to patients in need. By joining our high performing team, you will play an integral role in sharing Poseida’s journey with investors and other stakeholders by working cross-functionally with key members within the company to ensure proper accounting treatment of business activity. You will work with the Accounting team in guiding our financial close and reporting process, and appropriately capturing developments from Poseida’s continued evolution and growth.

Position Summary

The Staff Accountant will be responsible for a wide variety of accounting responsibilities. The position requires that the candidate be a hands-on professional with a strong willingness to learn in a fast-paced environment. The primary responsibilities will include reconciling balance sheet accounts, preparing journal entries, assisting with monthly and quarterly close and process improvement initiatives. 


These may include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare key monthly reconciliations, including fixed assets rollforward, prepaid expenses, etc.
  • Assist with calculating accrued liabilities on a monthly and quarterly basis and prepare journal entries
  • Prepare schedules to support the quarterly review and annual audit process
  • Adhere to internal control procedures, provide assistance in updating and improving documentation related to internal controls, and assist with annual walkthroughs
  • Function as back-up for invoice entry and assisting Accounts Payable team as necessary
  • Ensure compliance with accounting and internal control policies 
  • Prepare and file business property tax and use tax filings and governmental surveys
  • Perform ad hoc reporting and analysis as required
  • Participate in process improvements, financial system enhancements and special projects as needed

Requirements, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field with at least 2-5 years of experience in an accounting role (an equivalent combination of relevant education and applicable job experience may be considered)
  • Public company, biotech/pharmaceutical company, and/or public accounting experience preferred
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office Suite with intermediate-to-advanced Excel skills
  • Ability to work independently, coordinating priorities to meet deadlines
  • Must have ability to set own pace and prioritize multiple projects and deadlines and adapt to changing work priorities
  • Results oriented with strong accounting, financial, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organization, time management skills, and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with employees of different levels
  • Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Ability to manage highly confidential material in an appropriate manner
  • Must have a general understanding of financial accounting systems and processes
  • Experience designing, implementing, and documenting policies and procedures in a SOX-compliant environment is a plus
  • Great Plains and Jaggaer experience are a plus


Salary Range: $91,885 to $108,191

The final salary offered to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and length of experience within the job, type, and length of experience with the industry, education, geographic location, etc.

Who We Are and What We Do

Based in San Diego, Poseida Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company utilizing our unique and proprietary genetic engineering platform technologies to create next-generation cell and gene therapies with the capacity to cure.  We are passionate about making an impact on patients’ lives with the development of our CAR-T therapies in various cancers and gene therapies for rare diseases. Our goal is to deliver potential single treatment cures for patients in need.  Our portfolio of product candidates is specifically designed to overcome the limitations of current generation cell and gene therapeutics.

At Poseida we put people first. Our team is passionate about improving patients’ lives through innovation. See what our team has to say about our culture:

“My favorite part about Poseida is all the people that I get to work with.  Everyone is so passionate about what we’re doing here and there’s so much camaraderie.   It feels like one big enthusiastic family.”

“My favorite part about working at Poseida is the amazing culture and working environment.  Everybody is friendly, professional, collaborative, and has a remarkable can-do and positive attitude.”

As we advance our compelling pipeline, there are endless opportunities for impact and growth.  We encourage you to apply today!