Job Title: Sr. Accountant

Job type: Full-time, Salaried position

Company Overview: Are we all scientists? A few of us are. The rest are a mix of globe-trotters, gearheads, bean-counters, gadget geeks, artists, coders, bloggers, and fixers. Led by a management team who truly care about and empower the team, our shared vision is “To make the processes of scientific discovery smarter, faster and easier.”

Headquartered in the heart of the Research Triangle of North Carolina, with sales offices in Berlin and Shanghai, Protochips serves top international universities, national labs, research centers, and Fortune 100 companies located in over 25 countries. As the global market leader in the revolutionary and rapidly expanding field of real time, or in situ electron microscopy our expanding portfolio of products enables our customers to achieve break-through discoveries by visualizing biological, chemical and physical processes in completely new ways.

Our eclectic team of doers and dreamers will welcome your experience, respect your individuality, and foster your creativity. Protochips is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Position: The Sr. Accountant will be involved in all aspects of day-to-day financial operations and cash management of the Company. (s)he will be responsible for ensuring the accurate, complete, and timely financial month-end close. This is a highly visible position in a fast-paced growth company and direct engagement with members of management in analysis, reporting, and decision making.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Cash management, including both tactical daily postings and periodic updates to management and the Finance Committee.
  • Administration of accounts receivable, customer invoicing, and collections.
  • Oversee revenue recognition including reconciliation of deferred revenue and reallocations.
  • Administration of accounts payable, including the processing of electronic payments to suppliers.
  • Month End Closing process to include reconciliation and documentation of balance sheet accounts for roll forward, calculation of sales commissions, recording accruals, and consolidation of foreign Subsidiary.
  • Prepare, analyze, and report gross margin analysis by product group.
  • Prepare, analyze, and report cost accounting data; review inventory and margin reports, conduct research and perform analytical studies regarding cost analyses and profitability.
  • Prepare Monthly Financial Statement package and management metrics.
  • Year-end preparations for annual audit, Form 1099 and Form 3921 reporting.
  • Assist with Budget preparations.
  • Provide backup for Payroll functions.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive corporate information.


  • Demonstrated minimum of 5 years of full cycle accounting experience is required, preferably in manufacturing, software, or technology.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles & Cost Accounting Standards.
  • Self-starter, ability to work independently, strong organizational skills, manage and drive workload to completion with a sense of urgency while maintaining flexibility is required.
  • Excellent analytical, computational, time/task management, interpersonal communications and writing skills, as well as ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
  • Close attention to detail, with a flexible problem-solving mindset.
  • Hands-on, friendly personality with a proven ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment is essential.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams) required.
  • Experience with NetSuite required; Mastery of NetSuite as a super-user preferred.
  • Background in Human Resources Management is a plus.


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance required.
  • CPA or CMA certification preferred.