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Staff Accountant

Location: San Diego, CA
Position Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: $62,000 to $74,000
Job Code: FI2411


Cibus is a biotechnology company with advanced technologies to precisely target and direct a plant’s natural gene-editing processes. This approach accelerates natural plant breeding that has been a staple of farming for thousands of years and has resulted in a rapid, versatile and low-cost way to produce sustainable industrial and agricultural products and improve human health by safely harnessing nature's own genetic diversity.

The company has a worldwide presence, with subsidiaries in Europe and North America and a state-of-the-art research and development center in San Diego. Cibus has a pipeline of traits for canola and rice and is developing crop platforms and a pipeline of trait products in other major global crops including soybean, corn, and wheat. The broad applicability of Cibus’ technologies is highlighted by the company’s strain-advancement program, which develops sustainable products in microbial platforms for the food, flavor and fragrance, and personal care markets.

Cibus has an immediate opening for a Staff Accountant to help us to revolutionize plant breeding.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assist in full-cycle accounting month-end close activities
    • Prepare journal entries (accruals, prepaids, adjustments)
    • Fixed asset accounting (additions, deletions, depreciation, month end roll forwards)
    • Intercompany transactions and reconciliation
    • Prepare invoices
    • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations and fluctuation analysis
  • Ensure compliance with internal controls
  • Provide supporting schedules/documentation to external auditors
  • Enter cash transactions and reconcile bank accounts
  • Assist in preparing various tax supporting schedules
  • Support public company accounting and reporting processes
  • Assists with other accounting functions as needed including ERP System, Internal Controls, SOX Compliance, SEC reporting, Accounts Payable, Sales Tax filing


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • 3-5 years of progressive accounting experience
  • Knowledge of GAAP accounting and month-end close cycle
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounting systems


  • CPA designation or educational equivalent
  • Working knowledge of cost accounting
  • Familiarity with ERP systems, preferably NetSuite
  • Public company experience
  • Life Sciences/Biotech/Ag Tech experience

Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently, multi-task, and manage multiple priorities in a changing environment
  • Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a cross-functional team, excellent communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and standards, ability to learn quickly and be proactive
  • Strong technical and analytical skills, must have the ability to interpret reports and analyze data
  • Must be detail-oriented and display a high degree of accuracy
  • Attend F&A Team meetings regularly and punctually
  • Must have strong problem-solving skills including the ability to recommend options, document processes, and implement solutions
  • Works well under pressure to meet multiple deadlines
  • Must be able to work overtime as needed and occasionally work a flexible schedule based on workload and deadlines. Peak times include month-end and year-end close, audits, and quarterly SEC reporting
  • Support a smart balance of working remotely and in the office
  • Ready ability to commute efficiently and reliably to and from the San Diego office

Cibus provides an attractive compensation and benefits package that includes medical/dental/vision, flexible spending, 401(k) plan, vacation and sick leave. If you enjoy working as part of a team and want to participate in this exciting research, please e-mail your resume to and put down job code: FI2411.