Senior Accountant

Job Summary

Seeking a highly-motivated, resourceful, detail-oriented professional to join our growing Finance team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for revenue recognition, technical accounting, internal controls, driving the monthly close, and ad-hoc projects. This is a hands-on position working directly with all members of the finance department, and the ability to multi-task, cross train, and improve processes in a rapidly changing environment is essential.

  • Education & Experience:
    • BA/BS with a major in Accounting, Finance, or Business Management. CPA preferred
    • 3+ years experience in public accounting and/or life sciences industry
    • Solid understanding and experience with Sarbanes Oxley compliance
  • Skills:
    • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and able to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external agencies to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving, and results
    • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities; deadline oriented; skilled in problem resolution
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Demonstrated ability and willingness to drill-in to operational details while maintaining appropriate whole-company perspective (zoom-in, zoom-out); strong analytical skills with superior attention to detail
    • Organized self-starter able to manage competing priorities
    • Proficient with Excel, general ledger software and accounting/auditing principles. SAP experience a plus
  • Assist with monthly close tasks, account reconciliations, and variance analyses; collaborate cross-functionally to achieve monthly and quarterly close deliverables within required time-frames
  • Manage monthly recording of revenue contracts, ensuring proper deferrals and compliance with company standards under ASC 606. Review contracts for non-standard terms and conditions
  • Prepare various monthly, quarterly, and annual revenue reports for management review as needed
  • Assist with integration projects for the accounting and finance department
  • Ensure adherence to company accounting and operating policies, SOX internal control framework, and SEC financial reporting requirements
  • Assist in providing the company’s auditors with items in accordance with their request lists for quarterly reviews and the year end audit
  • Support technical accounting policy research and implementation, staying abreast of new accounting principles, SEC reporting and general trends within the industry
  • Identify and support implementation of process improvement initiatives that enhance the efficiency and quality of financial reporting workstreams
  • Assist with the future roll out and implementation of SAP
  • Maintain internal account schedules for balance sheet and income statement items
  • Assist in ad-hoc projects as requested