Senior Accountant


Cyteir Therapeutics, Inc. is a privately held, clinical stage biotechnology company based in Lexington MA. Financially backed by top venture capital investors, Cyteir is developing the next generation of synthetic lethal therapies to treat cancer.

We are seeking bright, highly motivated, and organized individuals who are interested in joining a dynamic and intellectually challenging environment. Successful candidates will be optimistic, solutions-oriented, accountable, and open-minded with a positive, can-do attitude and a strong ability to solve problems. We are seeking a self-motivated Senior Accountant to join our accounting team.  This individual must have the ability to work under pressure and with a sense of urgency.  Reporting to the Assistant Controller, the Senior Accountant will participate in various aspects of the month-end close and the preparation and distribution of the financial reporting package.  This position will be exposed to multiple areas of accounting and will allow for continued learning and career advancement as the company grows.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Manage daily, weekly, and monthly financial transaction processing including disbursements, payroll, benefits, fixed assets, cash, credit cards, equity, stock options, general ledger, and chart of accounts.
  • Assist with monthly closing process through trial balance preparation, ensuring timely completion of monthly close check lists and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Process semi-monthly payroll along with corresponding month end journal entries and reconciliations; Perform annual W2 reporting processing.  Serve as primary contact for payroll related questions with employees.  Partner with Human Resources for payroll related matters such as new hires, terminations, annual compensation changes, benefits and change of status.
  • Processing accounts payable; responsible for vendor payable processing from receipt of invoices to payment.  Serve as accounts payable liaison to customers, vendors and consultants.  Provide timely responses to inquiries.  Prepares Form 1099s annually.
  • Coding and analysis of transactions against budget/forecast
  • Assist with the annual audit and tax workpapers
  • Streamlining of internal processes
  • Other projects as assigned

Critical Competencies:  

  • High degree of integrity and ethics
  • Exceptional organizational/problem solving skills
  • Strong work ethic with a commitment to high standards of excellence
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal/written communication
  • Well-developed financial and business acumen/analytical skills
  • Ability to keep sensitive information confidential
  • Effective at partnering with the operational side of the business


  • 4 years minimum accounting and finance experience
  • Mix of both private and public company experience highly desirable
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA desirable
  • NetSuite experience a strong plus
  • Experience with managing payroll (ADP) and employee benefits a strong plus
  • SEC reporting experience a strong plus
  • Knowledge of US GAAP
  • Proficient in Excel

We offer an outstanding compensation package, including a full suite of benefits.


Senior Accountant