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Senior Accountant

Cambridge, MA / Remote

The Company:
With deep expertise in chemistry, Nuvalent is working to create selective medicines designed with the goal to address the needs of patients with cancer.  Nuvalent is an exciting early-stage company, bringing together experienced scientists and industry veterans with a proven track record in drug discovery, oncology drug development, and company building. 

The Role:

Reporting to the Vice President, Accounting, the Senior Accountant role is a newly created position that will help maintain integrity and accuracy of the general ledger accounting records and documentation, participating in monthly financial closing procedures and the timely preparation, presentation, and analysis of financial statements. This role will serve as a point of contact for the audit firms and will help support the financial statement and internal control audits.


  • Assist in the preparation of the quarterly and annual close calendar and assist with managing tasks to completion with prescribed deadlines.
  • Collaborate with the team responsible for operational accounting transactions, ensuring accuracy and completeness of financial records.
  • Prepare various journal entries and account reconciliations, including prepaid and certain accrued expenses.
  • Assist the team with the preparation of quarterly departmental accruals.
  • Reconcile bank accounts and post cash activities to the general ledger.
  • Process and review employee expense reports to ensure compliance with the company’s Travel and Expense policy.
  • Reconcile corporate credit cards and ensure timely payment of credit card balances.
  • Prepare supporting schedules for audit and financial statements, as needed.
  • Execute SOX controls on a timely basis for areas of responsibility; maintain internal control documentation.
  • Participate in the accounts payable process, including setting up new vendors and ensuring timely payment of invoices.
  • Assist with managing audit schedules and audit requests for quarterly reviews and annual financial statement and SOX audits.
  • Prepare or maintain certain schedules needed for tax compliance and provision and assist with managing request lists from third-party tax advisors.
  • Assist with creating and/or maintaining documentation of the various systems and process enhancements as well as policies and procedures.
  • Participate in ad-hoc projects, as needed.


  • Excellent organizational skills, with a strong attention to detail.
  • Works well independently, but also demonstrates a willingness to work in a team environment and assist others when possible.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Self-motivated with a desire to learn and take on new areas of responsibility.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.


  • 4+ years of experience either in public accounting, a publicly traded company in a similar capacity, or a mix of both.
  • Biotech/pharma experience preferred but not required.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Accounting or related degree; CPA certification preferred.
  • Working knowledge of US GAAP; SOX experience/exposure is preferred.
  • Experience with NetSuite strongly preferred.
  • Ability to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of basic accounting principles.

Nuvalent provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to religion, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, alienage or citizenship status, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, disability, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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If you believe you have been contacted by anyone misrepresenting themselves as an employee of Nuvalent, please contact Nuvalent at 857-357-7000. Thank you.

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