Accounting Manager, R&D

BridgeBio San Francisco, CA/Hybrid Accounting & Finance

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About BridgeBio

BridgeBio is a biopharmaceutical company founded to discover, create, test, and deliver transformative medicines to treat patients who suffer from genetic diseases and cancers with clear genetic drivers. We bridge the gap between remarkable advancements in genetic science in academic institutions and the delivery of meaningful medicines to patients. Founded in 2015, the company has built a portfolio of 20+ drug development programs ranging from preclinical to late-stage development in multiple therapeutic areas including genetic dermatology, precision oncology, cardiology, endocrinology, neurology, pulmonology, and renal disease, with two approved drugs.

Our focus on scientific excellence and rapid execution aim to translate today’s discoveries into tomorrow’s medicines. We have U.S. offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Raleigh, with small satellites in other parts of the country. We also have international offices in Montreal, Canada, and Zurich, Switzerland, and are expanding across Europe.

To learn more about our story and company culture, visit us at

Who You Are

The Accounting Manager (R&D) is an integral part of a growing accounting team and oversees the R&D-related accounting close process primarily focused on clinical accounting. This position will partner extensively with the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team to ensure a thorough understanding of various R&D programs/initiatives in-licensing milestone achievements, and lead the accurate and timely completion of the R&D-related accounting close. A successful candidate is someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced and rapidly growing environment, is result-oriented, analytical, has strong attention to detail, and is highly motivated to deliver excellence in their work.


  • Manage the monthly R&D-related accounting close to ensure accurate and timely completion of expenses, prepayments and deposits, and accrual accounts  
  • Review and/or prepare journal entries and related supporting work papers
  • Ensure the quality of work product is in compliance with SOX requirements
  • Review and analyze invoices, read contracts, and compare/ reconcile data to POs, budgets, and/or work orders to determine the appropriate accounting treatments
  • Review the CRO budget tracker and ensure appropriate accounting estimates in the clinical tracker
  • Develop and maintain clinical trials patient cost model and work with Clinical Operations to ensure the model reflects protocol and proper accrual assumptions
  • Prepare R&D fluctuation analysis by segments (e.g., subsidiaries, programs, phases, etc.) as well as R&D-related general ledger account fluctuation analysis
  • Review and/or prepare general ledger account reconciliations and other R&D analyses requested by management
  • Liaison between the R&D accounting team and FP&A team regarding the monthly R&D Clinical activities under review. Guide the proper accounting treatment of R&D-related transactions
  • Coordinate with other accounting team members in identifying, researching, and documenting significant accounting matters
  • Manage the quarterly review, interim, and year-end audit, as well as tax requirements as it relates to associated activities. Drive closure of any internal/ external request/open items on a timely basis
  • Identify opportunities to reduce the R&D-related accounting close cycle, enhance existing procedures
  • Be a backup to the Sr. Accounting Manager, R&D
  • Assist the Controller and other members of the accounting team on ad hoc projects, as needed

No matter your role at BridgeBio, successful team members are:

  • Patient Champions, who put patients first and uphold strict ethical standards
  • Entrepreneurial Operators, who drive toward practical solutions and have an ownership mindset
  • Truth Seekers, who are detailed, rational, and humble problem solvers
  • Individuals Who Inspire Excellence in themselves and those around them
  • High-quality executors, who execute against goals and milestones with quality, precision, and speed

Education, Experience & Skills Requirements

  • BA/BS degree in accounting. CPA preferred
  • 7+ years of progressive experience (combination of big 4 in Biotech/Pharma clients with actual experience in auditing R&D accounts and clinical stage biotech/pharma industry experience) – Highly preferred
  • Experience with ERP systems (i.e., SAP, Oracle, and Netsuite)
  • Strong work ethic and ability to thrive in a complex environment handling different R&D (including clinical stage) programs of various affiliates and subsidiaries
  • Able to work with a high volume of transactions in a fast-paced environment
  • Results and goal-oriented mindset with an opportunistic eye toward process improvements
  • Excellent communication and written skills and collaborative mindset with FP&A and the business owners

What We Offer

  • Patient Days, where we are fortunate to hear directly from individuals living with the conditions we are seeking to impact throughout the year and learn how we can improve our efforts
  • A culture inspired by our values: put patients first, think independently, be radically transparent, every minute counts, and let the science speak
  • An unyielding commitment to always putting patients first. Learn more about how we do this here
  • A de-centralized model that enables our program teams to focus on advancing science and helping patients. Our affiliate structure is designed to eliminate bureaucracy and put decision-making power in the hands of those closest to the science
  • A place where you own the vision – both for your program and your own career path
  • A collaborative, fast-paced, data-driven environment where we inspire ourselves and each other to always perform at the top of our game
  • Access to learning and development resources to help you get in the best professional shape of your life
  • Robust and market-competitive compensation & benefits package (Base, Performance Bonus, Equity, health, welfare & retirement programs)
  • Flexible PTO
  • Rapid career advancement for strong performers
  • Potential ability to work on multiple BridgeBio Pharma programs across multiple therapeutic areas over time 
  • Partnerships with leading institutions
  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
At BridgeBio, we strive to provide a market-competitive total rewards package, including base pay, an annual performance bonus, company equity, and generous health benefits. Below is the anticipated salary range for candidates for this role who will work in California. The final salary offered to a successful candidate will depend on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and length of experience within the job, type, and length of experience within the industry, educational background, location of residence and performance during the interview process. BridgeBio is a multi-state employer, and this salary range may not reflect positions based in other states.
$113,000$165,000 USD


Accounting Manager, R&D

BridgeBio San Francisco, CA/Hybrid Accounting & Finance

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