Senior Revenue Accountant

Ginkgo Bioworks, Remote


Duration: Full-Time

Ginkgo Bioworks is a publicly traded (NYSE: $DNA), high-growth biotechnology company based in Boston’s Seaport District, that is redesigning the living world to solve some of the globe’s growing challenges in health, energy, food, material, and more. Our mission to “make biology easier to engineer” is poised to disrupt multiple industries by leveraging our innovative data, automation, and scale capabilities in biological engineering. 

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, we have launched a new division: Concentric by Ginkgo. We firmly believe that testing is an essential requirement to re-open the economy as quickly and safely as possible. Concentric is the largest provider of K-12 COVID-19 testing. We currently run state-level K-12 testing programs in more than 10 states and some of the nation’s largest school districts. To date, Concentric has sequenced more than 10,000 samples from a variety of sample types, in support of public health. As we continue to scale Concentric by Ginkgo, our work is also evolving and expanding into new and exciting directions.

As the Senior Revenue Accountant you will be a core part of the team at Ginkgo as we scale Concentric.   You will play a key role in managing the revenue recognition process for the Biosecurity business unit, partnering with the Biosecurity business, Corporate Finance and Strategic Finance teams.  Your role will be varied and high impact, and a critical part of our national solution in the relief efforts for COVID-19. Come join our dynamic, passionate and collaborative team!

Please note: This is a remote optional role; however, travel to our Boston office or other locations for workshops/offsites/team meetings are required approximately once every one to three months.


  • Review new customer contracts and contract documentation to ensure revenue and related accounts are presented accurately according to FASB ASC 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers
  • Perform technical analysis around the monthly / quarterly revenue recognition for Concentric; analyses performed to include revenue reconciliation, deferred revenue reconciliation, and other periodic analyses 
  • Ensure that reconciliations, supporting schedules, and analysis are completed on a timely basis and in accordance with the monthly closing schedule 
  • Identify and execute on process improvement opportunities that enhance our monthly close, analysis and review of results, and financial reporting 
  • Assist in the ongoing implementation and drive accountability with respect to Ginkgo's SOX 404 readiness efforts 
  • Provide significant support for substantive and controls testing as part of the annual financial statement audit 
  • Assist and execute on special projects for the Assistant Controller / Controller

Minimum Requirements

  • +5 years of relevant accounting experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant finance, accounting, or related discipline
  • Strong knowledge of FASB ASC 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers

Preferred Capabilities and Experience

  • CPA Preferred
  • NetSuite experience is a plus
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment with ability to work independently and adjust workload based upon changing priorities
  • Motivation for promoting Ginkgo’s culture of inclusion and collaboration to drive results
  • Enthusiasm about being a part of Ginkgo and specifically Biosecurity’s mission
Note on culture: Concentric by Ginkgo is a high energy, positive and fast paced environment where new challenges and opportunities arise every day, so this opportunity is ideal for people who thrive in those kinds of environments, and for people who like lots of variety in their day. There are lots of opportunities to learn and grow. The team is motivated by doing high impact work in service to society. To get a sense of the culture at Ginkgo, read some articles in Grow by Ginkgo, the company magazine we produce, which tells the story of synthetic biology in a Ginkgo-authentic way.

To learn more about Ginkgo, check out some recent press:

We also feel that it’s important to point out the obvious here – there’s a serious lack of diversity in our industry, and that needs to change. Our goal is to help drive that change. Ginkgo is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its practices, especially when it comes to growing our team. Our culture promotes inclusion and embraces how rewarding it is to work with people from all walks of life.  

We’re developing a powerful biological engineering platform, so we must remain mindful of the many ways our technology can – and will – impact people around the world. We care about how our platform is used, and having a diverse team to build it gives us the best chance that it’s something we’ll be proud of as it continues to grow. Therefore, it’s critical that we incorporate the diverse voices and visions of all those who play a role in the future of biology.

It is the policy of Ginkgo Bioworks to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants.

About Ginkgo Bioworks

Ginkgo Bioworks is the organism company. We design custom microbes for customers across multiple markets. We build our foundries to scale the process of organism engineering using software and hardware automation. Organism engineers at Ginkgo learn from nature to develop new organisms that replace technology with biology.

Want to learn more about Ginkgo Bioworks? Visit Ginkgo Bioworks's website.