: Senior Accountant
186 Lincoln St
Boston, MA 02111

Employee Testimonials



Love dogs? This is the place for you!

About us

Discover your dog more than fur deep with the most comprehensive DNA test on the market. Designed by world leaders in dog genetics, in partnership with Cornell University, the Embark DNA Test tells owners what breeds make up their pets, how to prevent future possible health problems, and what features and traits their pet might have. Help us end preventable disease in dogs and improve the lives of pets and their people through genomics.

Embark is the only dog DNA test using a research-grade DNA microarray, letting us give our customers the most accurate and comprehensive results on the market. More importantly, it allows us to do ongoing research into the genetics of dogs, which are a fantastic population for genetic discovery due to selective breeding over time. Our research focuses on mapping new traits and diseases, improving personalized veterinary medicine, and developing new breeding programs to eliminate preventable diseases in pets.

Interested in joining? We're looking for highly motivated and driven employees who will help us stay on the cutting edge of creativity and innovation in the fast-growing consumer genetics space.

The Role

Were looking for an enthusiastic Senior Accountant who is a quick thinker with an excellent work ethic. The ideal candidate has a passion for helping people and dogs. He/She is creative, detail-oriented, organized, and self-motivated.

The Opportunity

  • Prepare monthly journal entries and perform reconciliations of general ledger accounts
  • Assist in month-end closing activities, Revenue recognition, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and General Ledger accrued accounts
  • Establish, maintain, and coordinate the implementation of accounting control procedures
  • Help craft accounting policies and make improvements to existing processes
  • Monitor and review accounting and related system reports for accuracy and completeness
  • Support the input and handling of financial data and reports for the companys financial systems
  • Perform other duties related to the accounting role
  • Assist team with operations projects
  • Take chief role in shepherding the annual audit


  • At least 5-7 years of accounting experience with experience scaling accounting ops (Accounts receivable, Accounts payable, close, etc.)
  • Strong Microsoft experience with particular emphasis on Excel
  • Experience with scaling AR and AP
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP; CPA preferred
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Positive, self-motivated, and enthusiastic team player
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong communication and customer service skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • QuickBooks and Net Suite experience a plus

What We Offer

Dog-friendly office near South Station, Boston
Perks tailored for dog lovers including subsidized dog-walking services and paw-ternity leave
Startup perks with big-company benefits
Competitive salaries, all-inclusive health care, and equity participation
A flexible vacation policy along with paid maternal and paternal leave
Fully-stocked office snack bar and regular office events
New iMacs and MacBook Pros, or laptops running Linux
Continuing education including attending conferences

Embark is an equal opportunity workplace and values diversity at our company. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, age, disability status, marital status, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws. See also EEO is the Law.


Employee Testimonials

Founder & CEO

I love working for Embark because I get to work on my passion with incredible people.

Founder & CSO

I love working for Embark because it gives me an opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of dogs and their owners.

Molecular Genetics Research Associate

I love working for Embark because I get to combine my passion and education to improve the lives of dogs! 

Senior Scientist

I love working for Embark because I get to use cutting-edge genomics to improve the lives of dogs and their owners.