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Accountant - III
Ref No.: 18-07142
Location: Foster City, California
Start Date / End Date: 06/19/2018 to 06/18/2019
Client is seeking a Senior Accountant who will be responsible for cash accounting, prepaid/accrual accounting, and reconciliations for the North America Region. The Senior Accountant will provide accounting support to the North America Financial Shared Services center (NA FSS) in accordance with US GAAP.

In this role the successful candidate will:
• Partner with colleagues in other functions to coordinate and execute the financial close and management reporting process. These functions will include Finance, Procure to Pay, Sales & Marketing, General & Administrative as well as external vendors. This will include the timely and accurate review and posting of month-end close and accounting transactions.
• Perform GL account analysis, and account reconciliations for the respective functional areas.
• Ensure financial results are in accordance with GAAP.
• Maintain a control environment in which the processes are consistent with the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley and Client’s Controller’s Manual.
• Participate in or lead cross-functional initiatives to improve processes.
• Interact with internal and external auditors to ensure the quarterly review and audit activities are executed in a timely manner.
• Work with other financial analysts and may serve as team lead to ensure successful accomplishments of individual and team goals and objectives.
• Interact with internal and external auditors to ensure financial statements are presented accurately and filed timely.
• Support Oracle enhancement, OBIEE, Hyperion and UAT testing.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:
• Performs and possibly supervises accounting sub-function and preparation of reports and statistics detailing financial results.
• Coordinates schedules, activities and reports with other departments.
• Establishes and maintains operating procedures within the context of existing SOX controls and company policies.
• Responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of journal entries (with appropriate supporting documentation) for the month-end close and accounting transactions.
• Maintains, reconciles and resolves reconciling items for balance sheet accounts.
• Responsible for preparing analysis and schedules for management as well as internal and external auditors.
• Frequently interacts with peers, outside vendors, external auditors and functional group members at various management levels.
• May be asked to train employees in other functions on the proper use of accounting software and tools.
• Interaction normally requires the ability to gain cooperation of others, conducting presentations or providing technical information concerning specific projects.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
• 4+ years of relevant experience and a BA or BS degree in accounting or equivalent.
• Strong working knowledge of Oracle R12 eBusiness Suite required.
• Must be able to apply accounting knowledge to day-to-day operations and assigned projects.
• Strong technical expertise in their area of responsibility is required.
• Ability to identify trends through analysis of various data.
• Proficiency with Microsoft tools (Excel, Outlook, and Word) required.
• Strong written, presentation and interpersonal skills are required.
• Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills are required.
• Able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment, meeting deadlines in an accurate and timely manner.
• Must be detail-oriented.
• Experience in biotech or pharmaceuticals industry a plus.