Permanent

Senior Accounting Manager

SalaryCompetitive
LocationBridgewater, New Jersey, United States
SectorPharmaceuticals & Biotechnology

Description

 

 

Introduction:

Client develops innovative protein therapeutics for the treatment of genetic disorders. The company is poised for further scientific, technological and new product development and additional commercial roll-outs. The company is small (approx. 180 employees, based internationally) and growing quickly. As a result of this growth, we are looking for a:

Senior Accounting Manager

 

Overall purpose of the job:

This position will oversee the accounting function for US operations, which is set up as a stand-alone legal entity for reporting purposes. Reporting to the U.S. Finance Director, this individual will have general ownership of accounting policies, procedures, and final monthly trial balance, in addition to other controllership responsibilities. This is a newly created role with a high degree of autonomy, and is an incredible opportunity for the right person to come in and make an immediate and substantial impact.

Main duties and responsibilities:

          Oversight and management of month end, quarter end, and annual closing procedures

          Coordinate with US leadership on monthly close timelines

          Ownership and maintenance of auditable Balance Sheet Reconciliations

          Oversight and management of quarterly control policies

          Oversight and management of payroll accounting (bi-weekly payroll processing, monthly accruals, coordination with third party payments & withholdings)

          Oversight and management of equity compensation accounting (grants, options, LTIPs)

          Coordination of accounting policies with our Leiden HQ, to align with IFRS guidelines

          Oversight of various outsourced functions including US tax filings and our 3rd Party Logistics

          Oversight / shared ownership of A/R and A/P functions

Qualifications:

          Bachelors Degree in Accounting, CPA preferable

          8+ years of diverse and progressive experience / extensive knowledge of financial accounting principles

          Pharmaceutical industry experience preferable but not required

          On the Controllers track with applicable experience to substantiate skillset

          Experience / Understanding of US tax regulations (filing timelines, general rules, sales and use tax, payroll tax withholding)

          Experience in creating, implementing and formalizing accounting policies and controls

          Experience / level of comfort in working with limited software (no ERP, basic accounting system, limited worfklow add-ons)

          Experience with ERP / workflow tool implementation preferable

 

Skills:

          Microsoft Excel Advanced User

          Strong prioritization and planning skills / abilities

          Strong interpersonal communication skills / high EQ

          Ability to maintain composure under tight timelines and in dealing with uncertainty

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