Lead Accountant - Fast Growing Pharma Company!

Buckingham Search - Lake Forest, IL

A F500 Life Sciences company in the north suburbs is looking to hire onto their Corporate Accounting team!

This role will lead and support month-end close activities, track stock activity and lead key compensation activities.  You'll be working closely with the Payroll and Executive Compensation teams.

What you'll be doing:

  • Execute month-end close processes, including journal entries, account reconciliations and reporting
  • Accounting responsibilities include share-based compensation, equity accounting, executive bonus plans, employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) and dividends
  • Collaborate with Executive Compensation and Payroll to ensure processes are accurately completed and internal customer needs are met
  • Prepare equity-related footnote disclosures for External Reporting (10-Q/K)
  • Support secular trust accounting and reporting
  • Support of audit, internal control and SOX audit and review processes


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required, CPA preferred
  • 5+ years of finance and accounting experience
  • Ability to work independently and adjust priorities to achieve accurate and timely results
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) and ability to collaborate across functions
  • Proficient in SAP, HFM and Excel

Posted On: Monday, May 10, 2021

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