top of page
bg 1.png

Accounting Intern

Persist AI Company Overview

It takes 5 years for pharma to develop long acting drug injections for chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes. Persist uses AI-driven automation to reduce formulation development time down to 2 years, a ~50% reduction.


Job Overview


We are looking for an Accounting Intern with a solid academic background and a desire to learn and to grow with Persist AI, a start-up changing how the biotech industry develops formulations and improves the quality of human life.  This role will be mentored by our experienced finance advisor and directly support AP/AR, cash management, month end closing, and financial reporting. If you are detail-oriented, able to multitask and take on new challenges, then we want to talk with you! 


This is a hybrid position with some time spent working in Woodland, CA.

This role reports to the COO and can potentially grow into a full-time position.


Job title:  Accounting Intern


Department: General and Administrative  




  • Process vendor invoices by performing 2-way and 3-way matching 

  • Process employee expense reports based on company policy

  • Review Purchase Orders and verify account code

  • Review and maintain vendor files/contracts for all vendors

  • Prepare annual 1099, sales/use tax return, Property tax return, and Annual business licenses

  • Maintain fixed assets schedule including calculation of monthly depreciation and physical count

  • Reconcile credit card statements and process monthly online credit card payments

  • Perform account reconciliations of selected accounts, and assist with month end closing process

  • Contribute, assist, and document new internal control policies and procedures to enhance the workflow of the department and the company

  • Support annual corporate income tax filing 

  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality and integrity of financial and company data

  • Participate in other special projects and analyses as needed

  • Publish P&L, cash flow, and balance sheet accounting statements




  • 0-2 years of related work experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or any other related field. (Current Accounting student is acceptable)

  • Strong desire to learn and grow


Preferred Qualifications


  • Ability to work independently and balance multiple responsibilities simultaneously

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Proficient in Excel

  • Hands-on experience with accounting software such as QuickBooks

  • High degree of analytical and problem-solving capability

  • Experience working in a fast-paced startup environment




  • Flexible working hours (up to 20 hours per week)

  • Certificate or license training reimbursement

  • Industry training experience in a fast-paced startup environment


Salary Range


  • $18 to $22 per hour


Equal Opportunity Employer


Persist AI is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color,  religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, Protected Veteran status, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Please send your resume/CV to

bottom of page