Why would I want this job?

Our client is looking for highly qualified, self-motivated Associate Director / Director of Technical Accounting to serve as a key representative of the Controller’s organization and collaborate daily with leaders, managers, and colleagues across commercial markets and other functional organizations to facilitate successful achievement of organizational goals, in accordance with US GAAP. This includes providing continuous education, both formal and informal, to stakeholders across the organization.

This role also provides technical accounting analysis and support for business development and other unique and new accounting transactions. The Associate Director / Director also provides ad hoc technical accounting support for but not limited business combination, licensing and collaboration deals, investments, and other accounting support as needed.

What would I be doing?

• Develop, implement, interpret, and maintain properly detailed accounting policies and procedures, and collaborates with others to develop and implement/interpret any new accounting policies or procedures across company.
• Monitor and analyze proposed rule changes, lead adoption projects, and initiatives as applicable.
• Key stakeholders involved in special projects and change initiatives throughout the organization, advising on accounting considerations and supporting the design of operational systems and processes.
• Provide technical accounting support for the global lease accounting and revenue recognition centers of excellence.
• Provide consultation and accounting leadership and execution for complex events and transactions including Treasury activity, acquisitions, and divestitures (including valuations purchase price allocation, Day 1 and Day 2 accounting), and revenue recognition.
• Support business development in due diligence efforts, review and consult on the accounting and operational impacts of potential transactions.
• Provide consultation support for day-to-day questions on accounting and reporting from all functions.
• Develop appropriate guidance by analyzing data and assumptions, formulate positions/alternatives and communicate the recommended course of action.
• Develop and present training to support continuing education programs for the finance organization, including training related to the adoption of new policies/accounting standards.
• Support quarterly and annual reporting and processes including the 10Q/10K disclosure analysis and preparation, impairment assessments for Goodwill and Intangible Assets, subject matter support for the Financial Reporting and Consolidations teams and audit support.

What would make me qualified?

• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Master’s Degree a plus
• CPA required.
• Strong technical accounting skills
• 10+ years’ experience in a financial accounting role
• Prior experience in public accounting (preferably with a “Big 4” firm)
• Experience within biotech or pharmaceutical industry preferred.
• Proactive and flexible business partner with the ability to ensure accounting compliance while prioritizing our core beliefs.
• Strong US GAAP knowledge and experience
• Strong analytical background with strategic thinking capabilities and attention to detail
• Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and functions throughout the organization both verbally and in writing.
• Comfortable working in a global, fast-paced, high-energy environment
• Ability to multi-task, consistently meeting deadlines on multiple projects and activities.
• Work effectively in a team environment and in building collaborative relationships with peers and other stakeholders across the organization.