Senior Accountant at Tempus (Chicago, IL)

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Passionate about precision medicine and advancing the healthcare industry?

Recent advancements in underlying technology have finally made it possible for AI to impact clinical care in a meaningful way. Tempus' proprietary platform connects an entire ecosystem of real-world evidence to deliver real-time, actionable insights to physicians, providing critical information about the right treatments for the right patients, at the right time.

Tempus is looking for an ambitious Senior Accountant to join our growing team. This position will support growing lab operations in Atlanta and North Carolina, and be based in our Chicago office. Reporting to the Controller, this position will play a key role in the day-to-day accounting function and month-end close process.

Job Duties

  • Assist and / or manage various accounting related functions including, but not limited to
    • Revenue, accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory, and state and local tax compliance
  • Coordinate with lab operations and point of contact for operational issues and implement process improvements
  • Drive the month-end and year-end close process including preparation or review of monthly journal entries, reserves and accruals, reconciliations of balance sheet accounts and performing reviews to ensure accuracy and configuration of systems
  • Partner with corporate accounting team on company wide project initiatives (e.g., system implementations) 
  • Build and maintain relationships with internal teams, external vendors, and customers 
  • Prepare or review supporting documentation for audits
  • Work cross functionally with IT and project managers to automate revenue process 
  • Create, document and maintain financials accounting principles and procedure to ensure compliance with US GAAP
  • Up to 10% travel to southeast Tempus offices in Atlanta and Raleigh


  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 3+ years of experience in Accounting
  • Big 4 experience a plus
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel (macros, pivots, lookups)
  • Ability to learn quickly and thrive in a fast-paced environment 
  • Highly analytical and detail-oriented
  • Willingness to work cross-functionally to understand and obtain necessary data
  • Results-oriented, highly energetic, dynamic individual with hands-on mentality
  • Netsuite Experience a plus
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What are Tempus Perks + Benefits

Tempus Benefits Overview

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Short Term Disability Insurance
Flexible Spending Account
Commuter Benefits
Parental Leave
Charitable Matching Program
Mental Health Support Platform
Pet Insurance
Company Cafeteria with Breakfast, Lunch & Grab & Go Options
Stocked Kitchen with Snacks
On-Site Barista
Discounted Gym Membership
Discounted Divvy Membership
Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives
Team & Company Outings

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning

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