Title: Accounting Manager

Location: Waltham, MA

Accounting Manager 

This newly created position will assist the Sr. Director, Corporate Controller in overseeing all areas of general accounting including the month-end close, accounts payable and payroll processes. The successful candidate must have public company experience running a quarter-end close process to meet filing deadlines and be familiar with implementing and ensuring compliance with SOX controls.


  • Oversee the monthly and quarterly close process, ensuring adherence to deadlines.
  • Prepare & review monthly journal entries & reconciliations ensuring appropriate supporting documentation.
  • Assist with preparation of monthly R&D accruals.
  • Assist with preparation of supporting schedules for SEC filings (10-Qs, 10-Ks, Proxy).
  • Point of contact for external quarterly reviews and audit process.
  • Review payroll processing (semi-monthly) and W-2 reporting requirements.
  • Manage 3rd party payroll provider vendor relationship with ADP.
  • Oversee accounts payable operations ensuring appropriate processes are in place.
  • Manage 3rd party expense report software vendor relationship with Concur.
  • Develop standards, policies and SOPs in support of key business processes.
  • Develops, maintains and ensures ongoing compliance with accounting policies and procedures and internal control documentation.
  • Assist with the completion of tax related filings and projects.
  • Drive internal process improvements and continually identify opportunities for automation to maximize system capabilities.
  • Provide accounting support for special projects and ad-hoc reporting and analysis as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business
  • 5+ years of combined public accounting and public biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry accounting experience
  • CPA

Preferred Qualifications

  • Big 4 public accounting firm experience
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, internal controls and managing a quarter-end close & public company reporting process
  • Life science industry experience particularly experience with accounting for collaborations and clinical accruals
  • Excellent attention to detail and time management skills
  • Experience working with mid-size to large ERP systems
  • High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, high-growth environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of applications
  • Willingness to adjust schedule during peak periods

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