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Associate Director, Accounting



Accounting & Finance
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024
About Us
DELFI Diagnostics, Inc. (DELFI Diagnostics) is developing next-generation, blood-based tests that are reliable, accessible and deliver a new way to help detect cancer. Employing advanced machine-learning methods to whole-genome sequencing data, the DELFI ("DNA EvaLuation of Fragments for early Interception") platform is built to address the highest-burden health challenges. DELFI Diagnostics prioritizes solutions that have the potential to save lives on a global scale, including for historically underserved populations. DELFI Diagnostics’ platform relies on fragmentomics – the discovery that cancer cells are more chaotic than normal cells and, when they die, leave behind tell-tale patterns and characteristics of cell-free DNA (cfDNA) fragments. FirstLook Lung, for individuals eligible for lung cancer screening, is DELFI Diagnostics’ first laboratory-developed screening test and can be part of routine blood work. FirstLook Lung uses millions of data points to reliably identify individuals who may have cancer detected through low-dose CT, including early stage disease with a negative predictive value of 99.7 percent. This test has not been cleared or approved by the FDA.
In our passionate pursuit to radically improve health outcomes, we serve humanity when we:
Lead with Science, Anchor in Pragmatism: We pioneer life-changing science by ensuring quality, transparency, and rigor at all times. We explore thoughtfully, experiment smartly, and deliver impact with conviction.
Build With & For All: We embrace diverse backgrounds to innovate and achieve together. We are not just building a product - we aim to disrupt the path of cancer for all - no matter geography or socioeconomic class
Put We over I: We are a home for high-performing people. Through teamwork, we build collective intelligence. Each of us wins when those we serve and those who serve with us--win. We show up with empathy, humility, and integrity at every step of the journey.
About the Role:
Reporting to the Corporate Controller, the Associate Director, Accounting role is a key contributor in managing accounting operations and is a hands-on position with direct responsibility for DELFI's daily accounting operations. This position will be responsible for execution and review of core accounting functions, and will work with cross-functional teams, support projects, and implement process improvements in a fast-paced environment.

What you'll do

  • Manage accounting close process and ensure closing objectives are met
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly financial statements and provide consolidated data for reporting purposes
  • Oversee day-to-day accounting operations including revenue and/or inventory & cost of goods sold
  • Assist with technical accounting research and documentation of new policies and procedures
  • Implement appropriate internal controls in the accounting process and related information technology applications and processes, and that proper documentation exists for financial accounting and reporting processes
  • Improve financial and operational processes through process redesign, policies and procedures development, and reporting enhancements
  • Support NetSuite implementation/enhancement efforts
  • Play a critical role in driving the development and optimization of the systems related to the accounting and finance function
  • Coordinate with external auditors and provide required audit support
  • Work cross functionally with business partners and other functions such as FP&A, Procurement, and Supply Chain, to ensure complete and accurate financial reporting per US GAAP
  • Work on ad-hoc requests as needed and directed by leadership

What you'll have accomplished 12 months from now

  • Become a source of leadership for day-to-day accounting operations
  • Lead documentation of accounting policies and procedures
  • Develop and implement continuous system and process enhancement practices
  • Manage the audit and compliance processes

What you'll bring to DELFI

  • 10+ years of experience in accounting, with a demonstrated record of growing responsibilities
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in accounting or related area
  • Experience in Diagnostic or Life Science industries
  • Strong understanding of US GAAP and technical accounting background
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about the role of finance and accounting in supporting the company’s strategy
  • Proven success working well under pressure, highly organized and able to meet deadlines
  • Team player who can work/interact with various departments and levels on a daily basis, including senior leadership
  • Ability to work in an environment with continued process improvement
  • Proven analytical and project management skills
  • Excellent analytic, written, verbal and organizational skills with a proven ability to manage conflicting priorities to deliver a high-quality work product required
  • Highly self-motivated individual who is disciplined, detail-oriented, and works well under pressure in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment required
  • Preferred
  • Experience with NetSuite
  • Advanced skill set in Excel and Google Suite of products (Sheets, Docs, Slides)
  • Experience working at a startup organization
DELFI is not open to submissions or partnerships with recruitment agencies or search firms.
An equal opportunity employer
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.