Senior Accountant (AP and Tax)

Location: San Diego, California - Hybrid
Category: Accounting & Finance
Employment Type: Direct Hire
Job ID: 5120
Date Posted: 06/17/2022

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About the Opportunity:

Sayva Solutions' finance and accounting practice is growing, and we have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Accountant to make an immediate impact. You will be a key contributor and will be joining a high performing team in a growing life sciences company.


  • Be responsible for accurate and timely month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close procedures for certain key balance sheet and income statement accounts, including preparing journal entries, account reconciliations, and analyses
  • Own the end-to-end accounting for construction in process, fixed assets, leases, prepaid expenses, accrued liabilities, international operations
  • Apply GAAP and relevant internal accounting policies to transactions and document white papers to memorialize interpretations and conclusions
  • Solid understanding and application of ASC 842 lease accounting standard
  • Liaise with business partners to receive all necessary data attributes for Fixed Assets accounting
  • Provide guidance to the business and FP&A on Fixed Assets accounting, including presentations and training
  • Prepare footnotes and schedules for SEC reporting
  • Support the Finance team in enhancing the Company’s existing accounting procedures and internal controls and seek opportunities to improve accounting operational efficiency and effectiveness
  • Prepare audit schedules for quarter-end and year-end, as necessary
  • Ensure proper account coding in the review of purchase requisition, including fixed asset requisitions to verify compliance with the Company’s Fixed Asset policy and GAAP, including reviewing coding and capitalization appropriateness.
  • Review significant contracts to determine and implement the proper accounting in accordance with US GAAP
  • Identify and drive process improvements
  • Support for ad-hoc projects as required


  • 3-5+ years’ experience in general accounting required
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business or related field required
  • Large company experience required
  • Public accounting experience preferred 
  • SAP experience preferred

About Sayva: Sayva Solutions is an accounting, finance, and technology professional services firm whose focus is on long term relationships created through teamwork and doing what is in the best interest of others. By working with Sayva to identify your next career move, you will get the benefit of working with an experienced team who not only has a strong network of trusted clients, but expertise in the markets, and functions, we serve. We can provide insight on what your market value is, what companies have to offer, and what opportunities align best with your professional and personal goals. We are your trusted advisor throughout your search process and can help ensure you are prepared for interviews, have the information to make the best decisions, and receive a strong offer to land you that perfect job. Making a career move is not easy and can be stressful; Sayva can be your partner in making the process smooth, transparent, and rewarding.