The Accounting Manager will be responsible for a wide variety of accounting responsibilities. The position requires that the candidate be a hands-on professional with a strong understanding of the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).This position will be an integral part of the month-end close including assistance with technical accounting compliance, adoption of new accounting standards and assistance with SEC filing (10-Q and 10-K). Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills and desire and ability to maintain strong SOX-compliant processes are also important. This position reports to the Senior Director, Corporate Controller.  

Functional Responsibilities:  

  • Responsible for completing month-end close processes, including preparing and posting journal entries and maintaining balance sheet reconciliations, in an accurate and timely manner. 
  • Calculate accurate expense recognition for month-end closeincluding clinical trial and other R&D accruals. Review new and amended to determine appropriate accounting treatment and coordinate with stakeholders regarding costs and activities incurred.
  • Lead monthly meetings with project managers to obtain and review accrual information for month-end close. 
  • Oversee Accounts Payable function, ensuring all transactions and cash disbursements are consistent with our accounting policies and procedures. 
  • Prepare monthly actual-to-budget analysis, including monthly projections. 
  • Responsible for establishment, operation and updating of controls, including narrative standard operating procedure documentation and communication thereof with employees. 
  • Prepare quarterly financial statements, including BS and P&L flux analysis to support MD&A. 
  • Assist in system implementation projects to streamline processes. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a related field 
  • At least 5 – 7 years’ experience in accounting, preferably at a public biotech company 
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Excel 
  • Strong organization and time management skills 
  • A high attention to detail 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to work independently, managing multiple priorities to meet 
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, including accrual-based accounting 
  • CPA strongly preferred 
  • Public company experience strongly preferred 
  • Experience in an accounting role with a biotech/pharmaceutical company 
  • Experience preparing or reviewing clinical trial accruals strongly preferred 
  • Experience working in a Sarbanes-Oxley compliant control environment

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