Sr. Accountant
Posted on 11/30/2023
Twist Bioscience

1,001-5,000 employees

Silicon-based synthetic DNA manufacturing for diverse fields
Company Overview
Twist Bioscience, a synthetic biology company, stands out for its proprietary silicon-based manufacturing process for synthetic DNA production, offering precision and scale that is unmatched in the industry. This technology enables cost-effective, rapid, and high-throughput DNA synthesis and sequencing, providing researchers with the quality and quantity needed for their diverse fields of work. The company's high-throughput silicon platform not only miniaturizes the chemistry necessary for DNA synthesis, but also translates into time and cost savings for customers, making it a leader in its field.

Company Stage


Total Funding





South San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Portland, OR, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
SAP Products
  • BA or BS degree in accounting or equivalent, with strong US GAAP knowledge.
  • Track record of successful experience of 4-6 years working in the accounting/reporting field, preferably with a recognized accounting firm
  • CPA and accounting experience preferred
  • Proven experience working in a hands-on role in the day-to-day operation of the accounting department
  • Thorough and detail-oriented, able to perform effective self-reviews of all work produced
  • Must be highly reliable with an ability to work with independence
  • Must be able to take the initiative on projects and tasks, and work proactively with business partners to achieve results
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to communicate financial concepts and/or analytical findings
  • Strong knowledge of Excel required
  • SAP ERP knowledge is a plus
  • Participate in the month-end, quarter-end and year-end financial closing process, preparing journal entries, balance sheet and income statement account reconciliations
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly financial statements, trend and account analysis for internal distribution.
  • Assist in administering current controls and processes, and make recommendations for process improvement projects and ensure compliance with all internal processes
  • Assist in the preparation of federal, state and local taxes
  • Work on many value-added projects to scale our processes
  • Manipulate and reconcile large volumes of data from various sources such SAP, CRM bank data, etc.
  • Assist in annual audits, preparing audit schedules, other audit requests and interacting directly with external audit staff
  • Reach conclusions with adequate level of rationale and documentation for review and then communicate accounting conclusions
  • Comply with a high level of integrity, objectivity, professional competence and due care
Desired Qualifications
  • SAP ERP knowledge