Who We Are

Kinnate is a rapidly growing, clinical stage precision oncology company focused on the discovery and development of small molecule kinase inhibitors for difficult-to-treat, genomically defined cancers. Kinnate’s mission is to expand the reach of targeted therapeutics by developing products for underserved populations.  With our lead program currently conducting a Phase 1 clinical trial and another program expected to initiate a Phase 1 clinical trial in the first half of 2022 (subject to FDA clearance), it is a very exciting time to join Kinnate!   In addition to the promising developments in our pipeline, Kinnate is financially strong with approximately $324.9 million of cash, cash equivalents and investments as of December 31, 2021, which is expected to fund current operations, including initiation of multiple registrational studies, into the second half of 2023. Based in San Francisco and San Diego, California, the Kinnate team is composed of drug discovery experts supported by a distinguished group of scientific advisors.

Kinnate is an employee-focused company providing a best-in-class benefits package which includes:  cash salaries and bonuses and equity awards for all employees; employee stock purchase program; unlimited paid time off; annual paid “refresher” days for all employees; annual massage days for all employees; highly subsidized health benefits packages with a wide variety of provider options and minimal to no out of pocket expenses for employees; monthly stipend for employees who elect no health coverage through Kinnate; life and accidental death and disability insurance; company contribution to 401k plan; flexible office and remote work options; free local gym memberships; healthy lifestyle reimbursement program; home office reimbursement program; and commuter and walking/biking benefits. 

For more information, please visit www.kinnate.com.

Who We Are

We are a dedicated team of professionals who take our work very seriously, but not ourselves too seriously. We are driven to deliver new medicines to cancer patients who desperately need solutions. We are a collection of individuals with diverse backgrounds and personalities, yet all united by this purpose to ignite the precision medicine revolution by delivering targeted therapies for those battling cancers. We are motivated by a profound sense of urgency and passion to create medicines with life-saving potential. If you enjoy co-elevating your colleagues and want to be part of a team of like-minded individuals united by a relentless pursuit to end cancer, then Kinnate may be the home for you.

Your Impact at Kinnate                                             

We are seeking a Senior Accountant to support the company’s operations. Reporting to the Assistant Controller, the Senior Accountant will be a generalist who can develop and support the company’s day-to-day accounting functions. Kinnate operates under a hybrid model: The majority of your time will be working remotely, with time spent at either our San Diego or San Francisco office.


·        Assist with day-to-day general accounting

·        Responsible for managing accruals process with Assistant Controller and the finance team

·        Assist with PO process ensuring appropriate levels of authorization

·        Assist AP team as needed for timely and accurate processing

·        Participate in the monthly, quarterly and year-end close process including preparing journal entries and account reconciliations

·        Provide support for year-end audit and quarterly reviews

·        Assist with the preparation of the company’s SEC filings, including the company’s 10-K, 10-Q and certain 8-K filings

·        Assist with accounting for operations at foreign subsidiaries, including preparing journal entries and account reconciliations

·        Work with the accounting team and our external consulting firm on the internal control (SOX) function, including maintaining and updating documentation of the company’s internal control environment and related processes and procedures

·        Assist with implementation of internal controls and provides recommendations for improvements in processes as needed

Listed responsibilities are an essential, but not exhaustive, list of the expected initial duties associated with the position. The role will evolve over time and changes to individual responsibilities may occur due to business needs.

The Right Stuff

·        Bachelor’s degree in accounting required; CPA preferred

·        Minimum of 3 - 5 years of experience, including public accounting and/or industry experience, preferably at a publicly traded biotech company

·        Solid understanding of US GAAP and SEC reporting

·        Strong attention to detail and good organizational skills

·        Excellent communication skills and ability to develop relationships within and outside the finance team

·        Ability to work remotely and effectively interact with dispersed set of colleagues and consultants

·        Ability to build strong relationships with co-workers of various backgrounds and expertise

·        Engaged in the mission of Kinnate Biopharma and acting with flexibility and integrity.

·        Intermediate to advanced skills in Excel and the Office Suite

Kinnate is a science-driven company. We expect every employee to be vaccinated against the COVID virus, and we require that vaccination to work in the office.

NOTE: This position summary is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Kinnate is a science-driven company and we are proud to be responsible members of our communities. Subject to applicable law, we require all of our employees to be fully vaccinated and boosted against the COVID19 virus.

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Kinnate Biopharma Inc. is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive company. We provide equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Kinnate Biopharma Inc. also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of applicable law.

Recruitment & Staffing Agencies: Kinnate Biopharma Inc. does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than candidates. The submission of unsolicited resumes by recruitment or staffing agencies to Kinnate or its employees is strictly prohibited unless contacted directly by Kinnate’s internal HR Team. Any resume submitted by an agency in the absence of a signed agreement will automatically become the property of Kinnate, and Kinnate will not owe any referral or other fees with respect thereto.

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