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Staff Accountant

To develop a dynamic, integrated view of biological systems in health and disease, the Chan Zuckerberg Institute for Advanced Biological Imaging (CZ Imaging Institute) aims to push forward the development and application of new imaging technologies over the next 10 to 15 years. CZ Imaging Institute researchers will collaboratively develop breakthrough biological imaging systems centered around grand challenges that push the boundaries of what we can see and measure to obtain deep insights into the architecture of complex biological systems at the molecular level.

As an extension of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Imaging program, the CZ Imaging Institute ( will create breakthrough technologies — hardware, software, biological probes, data, and platforms — that will be made available to the scientific community and adopted worldwide through a combination of direct access to the Institute, open sharing of advances, and commercial partnerships.

The Opportunity

The CZII Finance team is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of financial information and reporting across the CZII initiatives and Biohub Network entities. We’re building a world class accounting team and strive for excellence in everything we do. The accounting operations team is here to provide accurate foundational information for our accounting reporting team while providing support to the broader organization for all finance related tasks. We achieve these goals through building scalable infrastructure (processes and policies alike), leveraging CZII and Biohubs’s current systems, and partnering deeply with cross functional partners.

This onsite Staff Accountant will report to the Financial Controller and will be responsible for the day to day accounting and operations processes, including vouching of invoices (PO and non PO backed), assisting with the month-end close process, including preparing journal entries and account reconciliations, and invoicing third parties. The Staff Accountant must have meticulous attention to detail and the ability to investigate and trouble shoot discrepancies, as well as communicate effectively with colleagues and stakeholders. 

This onsite position is based in Redwood City, CA. 

What You'll Do

  • Perform month end close activities, including preparing journal entries and account reconciliations for assigned areas that may include cash, fixed assets, accruals, and prepaid expenses.
  • Prepare and analyze reports such as Open Purchase Orders, AP/AR Aging, etc.
  • Prepare invoices to customers and other third parties for reimbursement.
  • Perform accounts payable functions including manage the AP inbox, correspond in a timely manner with vendors, process invoices and obtain required approvals; prepare payment batches.
  • Process expense reports in Concur; responsible for processing corporate credit card expense reports and reconciliations
  • Resolve Discrepancies and ensure timely resolution of outstanding items.
  • Work on ad hoc projects, such as improving procedures, automating processes and researching accounting topics.
  • Leverage Netsuite, Coupa, Microsoft Excel and other systems to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the accounting process.
  • Perform other accounting and administrative duties as necessary.

You have:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business, or equivalent work experience
  • 2-4 years of general accounting and accounts payable experience required
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and standards, including solid understanding of accruals, fixed assets and prepaids
  • Strong Excel skills to support month-end close and ad hoc analyses
  • Coupa and Netsuite system experience
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and prioritize duties to meet deadlines with limited supervision
  • Outstanding attention to detail, accuracy, and procedures
  • Be highly organized, process and detail-orientated, and possess ability to write and communicate effectively 

Nice to have - 

  • Biotech or non-profit organization experience
  • ERP Implementation experience


We are an onsite work environment located in Redwood City, CA, enabling a collaborative and supportive culture. This position will be situated in a typical office setting, with some interaction with team members located in low-risk laboratories, shipping and receiving, and reception areas.


  • Salary Range = $84,000 - $115,500

New hires are typically hired into the lower portion of the range, enabling employee growth in the range over time. To determine starting pay, we consider multiple job-related factors including a candidate’s skills, education and experience, market demand, business needs, and internal parity. We may also adjust this range in the future based on market data. Your recruiter can share more about the specific pay range during the hiring process.

What We Provide

  • Resources to collaboratively develop breakthrough biological imaging systems that push the boundaries of what we can see and measure
  • An environment where nothing is considered impossible, where bold and creative thinking are the norm, and where a collaborative culture allows teams of people from multiple disciplines to accomplish more than any single person can achieve alone
  • Access to collaborators and resources at partner organizations in the CZ Biohub Network and beyond
  • Competitive compensation and benefits commensurate with experience


We offer a robust benefits program that enables the important work employees do everyday. Our benefits include healthcare coverage, life and disability insurance, commuter subsidies, family planning services with fertility care, childcare stipend, 401(k) match, flexible time off and a generous parental leave policy. In addition, we honor our commitment to career development and our value of scholarly excellence through regular onsite opportunities to learn from the world's leading scientists.

The CZ Biohub Network is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity of thought, ideas and perspectives. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive organization where all employees feel inspired and know their work makes an important contribution. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

Pursuant to the California Fair Chance Act, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit resumes/CVs through this website or directly to managers. The CZ Biohub Network does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. The CZ Biohub Network will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with the CZ Biohub Network.


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