Job Category: Accounting & Finance

Senior Manager Technical Accounting (TAS)

Job Location: Bergen County NJ

Industry: Pharmaceutical/Biotech

Senior Manager, Technical Accounting
Key responsibilities include providing technical accounting guidance to the organization, managing and updating accounting policies, provide leadership on GAAP to IFRS adjustments and manage the external audit relationship.

Oversee technical accounting in connection with Parent Company via research on and analysis of complex accounting issues, applying relevant technical guidance and interpretation. Specific areas of interest are revenue recognition, business combinations, goodwill and other intangible assets impairment testing, lease standard, and restructuring / exit costs. Documentation and communication, including recommendation, of accounting treatment to finance personnel across the company. Document accounting memos for complicated processes, both new and existing. Continuously monitor, document and communicate the development of new accounting standards, interpretations, and emerging guidance to the finance organization, including current and future impact on the company. Support Accounting team in Consolidation process and GAAP to IFRS adjustments, including establish Stat/IFRSLedger in SAP environment to hold adjustments. Manage the annual US GAAP Audited Financial Report process. Support technical accounting queries from audit firms and external agencies; key point of contact for external auditors. Oversee, implement and maintain the company’s accounting policies and monitor compliance; work with the VP/Controller to lead policy initiatives. Provide support for acquisitions and divestitures. Provide training on new or existing accounting standards to company employees. Assist Controller with oversight of JSOX process. Assist with oversight of the monthly close process and related improvement initiatives. Liaise with Tax Director on income tax matters. Perform other duties as assigned. Position is critical to maintain adherence to US GAAP and IFRS accounting standards; such standards are regulatory in nature and subject the Company to high risk – financial and reputational – if such standards are not adhered to appropriately.

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance or related field required. Public and private combination of accounting experience strongly preferred. Pharmaceutical or Life Science Industry a plus. Candidate will have 8-10 years progressive experience in Accounting with demonstrated proficiency in US GAAP / SEC technical knowledge. CPA Required. Public / Private experience required. Candidate must have excellent documentation and communication, both written and verbal, skills. Candidate must be able to collaborate and positively influence cross functional peers and leaders. SAP / TM1 experience a plus. Local candidates only please – No Relocation candidates will be considered.

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125K-140K + Bonus

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