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Date Added: Sat 18/07/2020

Senior Clinical Trial Accountant / Analyst

San Diego, California, US
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Company: FATE THERAPEUTICS, INC.

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Senior Clinical Trial Accountant / Analyst
Job Code 371JL
General Summary
Fate Therapeutics is seeking a Senior Clinical Trial Accountant / Analyst to ensure the accurate
accounting and payment of costs related to the Company s clinical trials and to partner with our
Clinical Operations department to provide financial oversight of our clinical trials. The Senior Clinical
Trial Accountant / Analyst will assist in the creation and negotiation of clinical trial budgets, assist in
forecasting total clinical trial spend, and will be responsible for the accurate recording of the clinical
trial accruals and costs. This is a full-time position reporting to the Financial Reporting Manager and
is located at our corporate headquarters in San Diego, CA.
Responsibilities
Review all clinical agreements, including but not limited to CRO contracts, clinical site
contracts, consultant contracts, protocols, investigator clinical trial agreements, laboratory
service providers and supporting technology platforms.
Calculate accruals for clinical trial activity, track actuals against budget, reconcile variances for
all clinical sites, and provide data to internal stakeholders as needed.
Perform month-end close responsibilities including posting journal entries to the generalledger and performing account reconciliations.
Analyze the sufficiency of accrued liability account balances.
Review vendor requests for payments against contracts and work performed.
Work independently to facilitate resolution of routine contract and invoicing issues within
clinical trial agreements, consulting agreements and service agreements.
Monitor and communicate spend/expense recognition against open purchase orders.
Support external auditors during internal control testing and financial audits.
Responsible for providing analytical support for various clinical projects including budget and
financial analysis, drafting cost estimates, work statements and financial reports.
Act as liaison with internal clinical operations department and external vendors/business
partners to facilitate and engage in contract preparation, negotiation and administration.
Interact with the clinical teams and finance team to ensure cross functional alignment.
Assist in SEC reporting, as well as other accounting and finance tasks, as required.
Qualifications
Bachelor s Degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent required
Active CPA preferred
2-3 years of progressive finance and accounting experience
Experience in developing clinical trial budgets and performing cost analysis preferred
Solid understanding of US GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley
Strong Microsoft Office skills required (including Word and Excel)
High attention to detail and the ability to multi-task and manage complexity
Well-developed organizational skills and the ability to thrive under pressure
Ability to see the "big picture" and understand the key drivers of budgets and financial
analyses, while possessing sound business judgment and acumen
Demonstrate high level of accuracy and effective oral and written communication skills
Demonstrate ability to influence and work collaboratively; ability to work effectively in a crossfunctional, team-oriented environment at all levels of the organization
Ability to work independently, prioritizes work, and handle simultaneous assignments under
tight deadlines
Flexibility within a rapidly changing environment
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Occasional evening and Saturday work will be required
100% on-site work at corporate headquarters in San Diego, CA
The preceding job description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by
employees within this classification. Additional and incidental duties related to the primary duties
may be required from time to time.
For consideration send cover letter and curriculum vitae to: and
reference job 371JL.
About Fate Therapeutics, Inc.
Fate Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of
first-in-class cellular immunotherapies for cancer and immune disorders. The Company has
established a leadership position in the clinical development and manufacture of universal, off-theshelf cell products using its proprietary induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) product platform. The
Company s immuno-oncology product candidates include natural killer (NK) cell and T-cell cancer
immunotherapies, which are designed to synergize with well-established cancer therapies, including
immune checkpoint inhibitors and monoclonal antibodies, and to target tumor-associated antigens
with chimeric antigen receptors (CARs). The Company s immuno-regulatory product candidates
include ProTmune , a pharmacologically modulated, donor cell graft that is currently being
evaluated in a Phase 2 clinical trial for the prevention of graft-versus-host disease, and a myeloidderived suppressor cell immunotherapy for promoting immune tolerance in patients with immune
disorders. Fate Therapeutics is headquartered in San Diego, CA. For more information, please
visit .
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