Staff Accountant

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This new position is an integral part of the small but growing finance team in a cutting-edge bioscience research, development, and manufacturing company.  This position will be responsible for most of the AP and AR activities in the company along with supporting all of the finance operations.  It will also work closely with other departments supporting their needs and reporting.  This role will grow with the company and the successful candidate should have a genuine enthusiasm for both the mission of the company and utilizing our new ERP system (SAP) and other technologies to work efficiently and provide timely and useful reporting to all functional areas in the company.

Some of the initial responsibilities are below but these will evolve as the company expands:


  • Review, reconcile, and enter AP invoices from a variety of sources
  • Perform 3-way matching on invoices received as a result of a purchase order
  • Purchase card processing and reconciliation
  • Work within the automated “paperless” workflows in our ERP system
  • Process vendor payment runs
  • Process new vendor paperwork and support the purchasing team as needed addressing vendor questions
  • Balance vendor statements as needed
  • Process AR invoices
  • Be an integral part of the monthly and annual closing process

Desired skills and background

  • Bachelor or Associate degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school, with three or more years of related experience and/or training.  Exceptional experience will be considered in lieu of a formal degree.
  • Comfort working in a paperless ERP system, SAP experience preferred but not required
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team with excellent communication skills
  • A high degree of self-organization along with the ability to track and meeting deadlines
  • Knowledge of US accounting standards.

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] and be sure to put the job title in the subject line!

Working at Vernal Biosciences

At Vernal, you will offer knowledge-based solutions to help us address the growing demand for mRNA, lipid nanoparticle (LNP) mRNA, drug screening, and ultimately clinical supply of mRNA.  Together, we will create the most integrated solution for mRNA medicines R&D.  Vernal will become the only one-stop-shop for our clients’ and partners’ mRNA needs, from concept all the way to clinical trials.  As a startup, we are seeking adaptable, creative thinkers who can independently foresee gaps and opportunities and who take the initiative to solve problems with a sense of urgency.  We expect the work to be rewarding, fast-paced, and to offer ample opportunities to plan and create new solutions to help grow our business.  Vernal will pay a competitive salary with generous benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance.  Although hiring level will depend on experience, we expect to grow with our employees and are interested in a variety of backgrounds.

Vernal Biosciences is located in Colchester, Vermont, adjacent to Burlington which is home of the University of Vermont and the UVM Medical Center.  Check out for more information. The Burlington area, set on the shores of Lake Champlain, features the best of two worlds:

  1. Multicultural hub with great schools, restaurants, breweries, shopping, arts, and an affordable cost of living
  2. Gateway to the Green Mountains including world class hiking, camping, bicycling, and alpine and nordic skiing

Please contact [email protected] with CVs or for more information