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Sr. Accountant

Location: San Diego, CA
Position Type: Full-Time
Job Code: HR2188


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 Sr. Accountant to help us to revolutionize plant breeding.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Prepare journal entries (accruals, prepaids, adjustments)
  • Fixed asset accounting (additions, deletions, depreciation, month end rollforwards)
  • Intercompany transactions and reconciliation
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations and fluctuation analysis
  • Prepare various tax supporting schedules
  • Assist with monthly close and month end reports
  • Ensure compliance with internal controls
  • Provide supporting schedules/documentation to external auditors
  • Reconcile bank transactions
  • Enter accounts receivable invoices
  • Assists with other miscellaneous accounting projects

Knowledge, Experience, and Skills:

  • CPA required
  • Minimum 5 years of accounting work experience
  • 2 years large accounting firm experience preferred
  • Applies working knowledge of accounting principles and practices, financial close processes and controls to daily work
  • Ability to improve upon existing processes and procedures and thrive in a rapidly changing environment
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be detail-oriented and display a high degree of accuracy
  • Must be able to meet deadlines
  • Strong knowledge and diverse experience with Excel, working knowledge of Microsoft GP Dynamics (Great Plains) a plus
  • Must have the ability to interpret reports and analyze data with attention to detail
  • Must have strong problem-solving skills including the ability to recommend options and implement solutions
  • Works well under pressure to meet multiple deadlines in a timely manner
  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills
  • 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, and audits
  • Support a smart balance of working remotely and in the 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 resume to and put down job code: HR2188.