Senior Accountant

Precision Life Sciences - Boston, MA, United States

Opportunity: Senior Accountant

Boston/Hybrid – Onsite (Tues, Weds, and Thurs - required)

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for all areas in day to day accounting. This position will be responsible for overseeing financial processes, ensuring compliance with accounting standards and contributing to the company’s financial strategy. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, AP/AR, financial reporting, year-end audit preparation and the support of budget and forecast activities. The Sr. Accountant will have contact with senior-level staff which requires strong interpersonal communication skills both written and verbal.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:

  • Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure
  • Lead the preparation and analysis of financial statements, ensuring accuracy and adherence to regulatory requirements
  • Manage month-end and year-end close processes, including reconciliations and financial reporting
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to ensure financial data integrity and provide insights for decision making
  • Implement and maintain robust internal controls to safeguard company assets and ensure compliance with financial regulations
  • Oversee the preparation of reports and analyses to support strategic planning
  • Coordinate and mange the audit process, liaising with external auditors to address inquiries and facilitate a smooth audit
  • Monitor and analyze financial performance against key performance metrics to identify areas for improvement
  • Mentor and guide junior accounting staff, fostering a collaborative and growth oriented work environment
  • Prepare monthly schedules for the close, book journal entries, contact vendors for estimates and ensure that all monthly transactions are reported accurately, and that record keeping is maintained.
  • Ensure the timely reporting of all monthly financial information.
  • Review of the Accounts Payable and Payroll transactions.
  • Work with the FP&A team to support budget and forecasting activities.
  • Ensure support for Audit and Quarterly reviews is accurate, maintaining schedules, reconciliations, and support throughout the year. Each month, updating amortizations and backup relating to schedules.


    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE (BASIC QUALIFICATIONS):

  • BA/BS in Business with an emphasis in Accounting, CPA preferred.
  • 4-6 years industry experience.
  • Experience with Clinical Trials, manufacturing or commercial pharmaceuticals - required
  • Experience with NetSuite and Concur preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency as an Advanced MS Excel user required – Pivot Tables/Charts, VLOOKUP, IF Functions, etc. and other MS Office applications – Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Strong time management and organizational skills and absolute ability to provide quality work product in a deadline driven environment
  • High degree of attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills (written and verbal), high service orientation and ability to thrive in a collaborative, flexible culture
  • Ability to effectively work independently, collaboratively and cross-functionally
  • Possess a firm understanding of U.S. GAAP and practices of accrual-based accounting and maintaining financial records

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by employees in the position. It is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for the position. The Company reserves the right at all times, in its sole discretion, to add or subtract duties and responsibilities, as it deems necessary.



Posted On: Monday, May 13, 2024
Compensation: $100,000-120,000



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