Helix is hiring a

Senior Accountant

San Carlos, United States

We believe that everyone benefits from their biological information. It’s our mission to empower every person to improve their life through DNA.

With our high-quality, trusted partners and state-of-the-art lab, we’ve created the first platform of personalized products and services powered by genetics. From advanced cancer screening to custom fitness and nutrition plans, the world of DNA learning is becoming more accessible and more valuable than ever.

Our big vision comes with big responsibility. That’s why we’re building a team of experts in the field of genetics, engineering, design, business development, and beyond to help bring actionable insights to our customers. We’re looking for the best and brightest minds who are passionate about our mission and are excited to work on a truly diverse team.

As a Senior Accountant at Helix you will be an integral part in managing and developing processes in a hyper-growth, pre-IPO environment. The ideal candidate will have a strong accounting background and be able to work on all aspects of preparing auditable financial statements. You will be an early member of a growing team and will be working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.  The Senior Accountant role gives the opportunity to develop a meaningful skillset and to continuously take on new challenges in an early hyper-growth phase.

The ideal candidate will have strong initiative to identify opportunities for improvement and drive the changes necessary to make the improvement.  The candidate should have a passion for excellence, a positive attitude and the energy and enthusiasm to get a job well done.  This is an outstanding opportunity to leverage your prior accounting experience to implement systems and processes from the ground up.


  • Design and manage the accounts payable, accounts receivable and collections process
  • Assist in month-end activities including accruals and reconciliations
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly and quarterly financial statements
  • Be a main point of contact for the external Big-4 audit team and fulfill audit requests
  • Assist in the design and implementation of SOX compliant controls and procedures
  • Identify system and process improvement opportunities and drive the implementation
  • Develop a strong relationship with business groups across the Company to understand their needs and assist in solving problems

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • CPA preferred
  • Experience with NetSuite or other mid-market ERP system
  • 3+ years of experience in accounting or auditing
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Experience processing accounts payable
  • Experience demonstrating strong leadership skills, high energy, initiative and creativity