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Consultant - Staff Accountant

Company: Danforth Advisors
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:


Job Overview

As a Danforth Consultant, you will be deployed as a Staff Accountant for early stage life science companies, including venture backed, near public, and publicly traded entities. Typically, consultants balance the demands of a few clients at a time, with the combined hours equating to a full-time position. This is an excellent opportunity to work with high growth, dynamic players in the biotech, medical device and health IT sectors. As a Danforth Consultant, you would be able to access the resources of the entire Danforth organization and would likely work with a team of Danforth professionals on your engagements.

Potential Responsibilities:

The Consultant will provide accounting services, including, but not limited to:

  • Review, analyze, and process General Accounting transactions
  • Proactively identify and problem-solve accounting issues. Make recommendations for resolutions
  • Prepare, record and post journal entries
  • Oversee purchasing and accounts payable files including processing invoices, handling vendor paymentsand inquiries,and preparing related correspondence
  • Manage monthly close process
  • Administer payroll
  • Contribute to audit preparation
  • Participate in other projects as deemed necessary by the client
  • Work closely with all levels of staff and vendors within the client organization

    • Bachelors Degree in Accounting
    • 2+ years accounting and finance experience (Big 4/CPA Firm experience a plus)
    • Computer Skills: QuickBooks and Excel a must; Intacct, NetSuite, Great Plains, Equity Edge a plus
    • IFRS experience a plus
    • Experience in Life Sciences industry
    • Demonstrated ability to work in an early stage start-up environment
    • Creative problem-solving skills including the ability to identify, recommend and implement solutions
    • Strong interpersonal and client relationship skills
    • Experience working as a consultant a plus, or a sincere interest and commitment to consulting


      About Danforth Advisors

      Danforth Advisors is the financial backbone to hundreds of life science companies, providing integrated and scalable consulting teams ranging from staff accountant through CFO. The companys services span the full breadth of a finance organizations needs, whether short or long term, including accounting and operational finance support, capital raising, financial planning and analysis, IPO preparation, post-public SEC compliance and clinical business operations management. Founded in 2011, Danforth has been a strategic and trusted thought partner to private and public life science companies across all stages of corporate evolution. The company is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts with additional operations in the emerging life science clusters of metropolitan New York and the mid-Atlantic region. Additional information is available at Jobble

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