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Senior Accountant

Palette Life Sciences - Santa Barbara, CA

Our client is seeking a motivated and detail-oriented individual to join their fast-paced team as a Senior Accountant.  The position will have an immediate impact on the day-to-day accounting including routine monthly closing responsibilities.  The candidate will need to have a team-first attitude and work well in a deadline-driven environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously.



  • Support Global Controller with month-end close processes including account reconciliations and related analysis, identifying, and calculating accruals, and preparing journal entries
  • Process AP, billing, AR, and treasury transactions
  • Input outgoing wires and inter-company banking transfers
  • Assist in developing and documenting policies and procedures, including system requirements and internal controls
  • Responsible for fixed assets and monthly journal entries
  • Assist in the coordination of data collection and preparation of state/local tax filings
  • Assist in providing information to outside auditors and tax accountants
  • Analyze accounting variances and prepare explanation reports
  • Labor processing and related payroll entries
  • 1099 preparation
  • Proactively identify and implement process improvements to help grow and scale the business.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting; CPA is a plus
  • Minimum 5 years’ accounting experience in a fast-paced corporate environment
  • Solid understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures
  • Familiarity with financial accounting statements
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process
  • Advanced MS Excel skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines, self-motivated and, independently manage time
  • Experience with ADP, QAD, and Adaptive Insights a plus
  • A hardworking and intellectually curious mindset to effectively problem solve in a dynamic environment
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