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Senior Accounting Manager, External Reporting


KSQ Therapeutics has built an industry-leading genome-scale precision functional genomics platform, called CRISPRomics, to pinpoint therapeutic nodes that directly correlate genomic function to disease with unprecedented certainty and speed. The company is deploying CRISPRomics for novel drug development across broad therapeutic areas and is advancing a proprietary pipeline of tumor- and immune-focused drug candidates for oncology. KSQ was founded by thought leaders in the field of functional genomics and pioneers of CRISPR screening technologies. The company is located in Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


The Senior Manager, External Reporting and Technical Accounting is a key member of the Finance team, working across the organization to support a dynamic and growing Company. This position will partner with finance and non-finance stakeholders on financial closing and reporting, manage strategic and complex areas of accounting, and lead highly visible and critical activities within the organization.


  • Prepare quarterly reporting for private equity investors
  • Prepare Statement of Cash Flows and Statement of Stockholders’ Equity
  • Prepare financial statements and disclosures on Form S-1
  • Prepare quarterly and annual external financial reporting, including Forms 10Qs ,10Ks and 8Ks
  • Prepare tie-out binders for SEC filings and Press Releases
  • Maintain current list of contract obligations and create accounting summaries for new agreements.
  • Analyze non-recurring transactions by properly identifying accounting implications, applying appropriate accounting rules and literature, exercising judgement, and document conclusions in a clear and concise manner
  • Lead or assist in the implementation of new accounting standards and processes, including adoption of ASC 842
  • Assist in accounting policy drafting and implementation
  • Assist in technical accounting research, staying informed about new accounting principles, SEC reporting and general trends within the Life Sciences industry
  • Manage the accounting for Shareholders’ Equity and Equity Based Compensation ensuring proper expense recognition, presentation and disclosure
  • Assist in the Company’s Sarbanes-Oxley compliance implementation efforts, with an initial focus on controls applicable to the external reporting process


  • Bachelors Degree required, Masters Degree preferred in finance/accounting
  • Minimum 6 years of experience in public accounting, top-tier firms preferred
  • CPA required
  • Exposure to complex accounting issues and technical accounting research experience
  • SEC reporting experience
  • Exposure to Life Sciences/Biotech/Pharma preferred


A competitive overall compensation package including: competitive base salary, bonus potential and stock options.

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