Senior Accountant

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Financial Controller, the Senior Accountant will be responsible for coordinating the day-to-day activities of preparing financial statements that comply with GAAP.  Additionally, this individual will be actively involved in all aspects of SEC filings including footnotes, disclosures and coordinating efforts with content and regulatory filing partners.  They will be responsible for the integrity of accounting information by analyzing, recording, verifying, consolidating, and entering transactions. 

Specifically, the Senior Accountant will:

  1. Prepare and record asset, liability, equity, revenue, and expense journal entries by compiling supporting documentation and analyzing account information.
  2. Support month-end and year-end close processes, assisting with internal and external financial reporting, in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  3. Conduct monthly and quarterly account reconciliations to ensure accurate reporting and general ledger maintenance.
  4. Coordinate with all levels of management and technical accounting support partners to prepare the 10-Q and 10-K documents including footnotes, disclosures as well as reconcile with supporting documentation. Oversee the electronic filing of 10-Q and 10-K documents.  Manage version control and record retention efforts related to the filings and all supporting documentation.
  5. Support the VP of Finance, Planning & Analysis (FP&A) by assisting in forecasting, budgeting and financial modeling activities.
  6. Coordinate internal and external audit requests to ensure compliance.
  7. Ensure Sarbanes-Oxley compliance by documenting business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.
  8. Enhance job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  9. Other responsibilities, as necessary.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Minimal domestic travel.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required.
  2. Minimum of Four (4) years finance or accounting experience.
  3. A CPA is required with public accounting or internal audit experience highly preferred.
  4. Experience with computerized general ledger systems (NetSuite preferred).
  5. Advanced knowledge of Excel with super user abilities capable of creating and working with pivot tables, advanced cell referencing formulas and macros.
  6. Solid understanding and experience planning, coordinating and preparing quarterly and annual SEC filings for a publicly traded company. Pharmaceutical or life science experience is preferred.
  7. Knowledge of internal accounting controls, professional standards and regulations (GAAP, GAAS, Sarbanes-Oxley, etc.).
  8. Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt style and messaging to effectively communicate with professionals at all levels both within the company and third-party partners.
  9. Ability to successfully multi-task while working independently and within a group environment.
  10. Superior analytical and diagnostic skills and ability to break down complex issues and implement appropriate resolutions.
  11. Capable of working in a demanding, deadline driven environment with a focus on details and accuracy.
  12. Strong project management skills, problem solving and analytical skills.
  13. Ability to function well in a team-oriented environment.

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