Senior Accountant

Cambridge, MA

Posted: 10/18/2019 Employment Type: Permanent Specialty: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 176184 Pay Rate: $105,000

Are you highly motivated and detailed? Ready to join a fast-paced organization? A large, public life sciences company seeks a Senior Accountant to support the preparation of monthly financial statement package in compliance with GAAP requirements. Moreover, this is a tremendous prospect for an initiative-taking, creative-thinking individual who is interested in driving change within an organization. 

  • Manage the day-to-day accounting needs and the quarterly close process
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for requests and questions with the external auditors
  • Work with key processes owners to educate them on internal controls
  • Be the main point of contact with the auditors regarding internal control compliance and requests
  • Collaborate across the finance team and other operational departments 
  • Perform monthly close activities, including preparation of journal entries, reconciliation of various balance sheet and P&L accounts, etc. 
  • Ensure all accounting policies and procedures are documented and in line with relevant GAAP standards and regulatory requirements
  • Gather, analyze and report financial operating results and insights to the Leadership Team
  • Ensure all SOX controls are adhered to during the Equity process
  • Prepare quarter-end stock-based compensation schedules and calculate the appropriate expense

  • Bachelor' s degree with a concentration in Accounting
  • Experience implementing significant process and technology improvements
  • Involvement specifically in accounting operations in a publicly traded company environment
  • 4 years of related public company experience or a public accounting firm with increasing level of responsibility and demonstrated leadership skills
  • In-depth knowledge of and ability to apply generally accepted accounting principles and concepts
  • System knowledge including Oracle Fusion, Equity Edge, and ADP

Nice to Haves:
  • CPA
  • Biotechnology industry involvement 
  • Competence to multi-task, take initiative, work independently, and use creative problem-solving skills
  • Enthusiastic, dynamic, organized, analytical, persuasive, results-driven, and collaborative
  • Ability to create and maintain a team spirit and harmonious working relationships

Job ID: 176184

Please note, our client is only considering local candidates currently. Thank you!

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