Senior Accountant

Cambridge, MA
G&A – Finance /
Full-Time /
Scholar Rock is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and delivers life-changing therapies for people with serious diseases that have high unmet need. As a global leader in the biology of the transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) superfamily of cell proteins and named for the visual resemblance of a scholar rock to protein structures, the clinical-stage company is focused on advancing innovative treatments where protein growth factors are fundamental. Over the past decade, the company has created a pipeline with the potential to advance the standard of care for neuromuscular disease, cardiometabolic disorders, cancer, and other conditions where growth factor-targeted drugs can play a transformational role.
Scholar Rock is the only company to show clinical proof of concept for a muscle-targeted treatment in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). This commitment to unlocking fundamentally different therapeutic approaches is powered by broad application of a proprietary platform, which has developed novel monoclonal antibodies to modulate protein growth factors with extraordinary selectivity. By harnessing cutting-edge science in disease spaces that are historically under-addressed through traditional therapies, Scholar Rock works every day to create new possibilities for patients. Learn more about the company’s approach at and follow @ScholarRock and on LinkedIn.

Summary of Position:

The Senior Accountant will be responsible for month-end closing activities in areas including cash, prepaid expenses, fixed assets, credit card activity and accruals. This position represents a great opportunity to join a growing finance department and have fun helping us shape the future state of finance & accounting at Scholar Rock!  In this group, you will use your current skill set to help support the team as our company grows and you'll have plenty of opportunities to learn from the rest of the team and expand your knowledge base. You'll get lots of exposure to different types of transactions in a relatively small department!  

Position Responsibilities:

    • Preparing month end closing entries around cash, prepaid expenses, fixed assets, and accruals
    • Reconciling general ledger accounts
    • Involvement in SOX controls to adhere to public company regulations
    • Reconciling credit card transactions
    • Meet with business owners on a quarterly basis to ensure completeness of accruals
    • Coordinate the annual fixed asset verification process
    • Provide accounts payable support as needed
    • Additional projects as needed

Candidate Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting;
    • 3-5 years’ experience in accounting role;
    • Must work well in a fast-paced environment;
    • Strong team player;
    • Strong excel and computer skills are required.
    • Exposure to the life sciences industry desired;
    • Public company experience desired;
    • NetSuite experience desired;
    • We are looking for a driven, curious individual who is excited to dive in and must be able to work independently and take initiative.
Scholar Rock is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees