Manager, Technical Accounting

Summit, NJ, US
Nov 21, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

The Manager, Technical Accounting is a member of the Finance organization who will work closely with key stakeholders to provide accounting support related to licensing and other M&A transactions, develop and communicate global corporate accounting policies and support the external reporting and accounting operations groups. The position will report to the Associate Director of Technical Accounting and will also assist in providing thought leadership and current best practices surrounding technical accounting issues globally.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Provide advice on the accounting treatment and structures related to licensing and other M&A transactions including:
    • Collaboration with different business functions and teams to perform accounting due diligence on potential transactions
    • Ensuring key stakeholders are aware of contemplated deals and the potential impact on the company
  • Assist with the accounting for business combinations, including the review and management of any related purchase accounting valuation activities
  • Provide support to senior management and to franchises by evaluating the accounting and financial implications of new accounting pronouncements
  • Document and maintain the global accounting policies for a growing multi-national organization including:
  • Maintenance of database of corporate-wide accounting policies
  • Coordinate the documentation of global corporate accounting procedures
  • Document conclusions on executed transactions in accounting position papers
  • Prepare quarterly impairment reviews of marketable securities and strategic investment assets for adjustment including:
    • Meet with key stakeholders to assess impairment and liability adjustments independently
    • Prepare the valuation support for assets and liabilities independently with minimal reviews
  • Assist in the preparation of year-end and quarter-end reporting by working with external auditors on annual audits and quarterly reviews as well as facilitate the filing of SEC reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q including:
    • Prepare schedules of Form 10-K/10-Q documents independently with minimal review
    • Review Form 10-K/10-Q documents in order to address errors and inconsistencies
  • Support the Controller team with special projects and workflow process improvements
  • Perform complex technical accounting research
  • Assist the corporate accounting group in maintaining and, where necessary, establishing and documenting effective internal controls and procedures

Skills/Knowledge Required :
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting (CPA or MBA strongly desired).
  • 5-8 years experience (supervisory experience a plus). Big-4 public accounting and pharmaceutical experience strongly desired.
  • Experience with Oracle and Business Objects/Oracle Business Intelligence strongly desired.
  • Able to perform technical accounting research, including the documentation and communication of accounting implications.
  • Solid analytical skills and ability to develop solutions to diverse business problems.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work through various issues.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to influence management across multiple teams.

Behavioral Competencies :
  • High sense of urgency and ability to identify creative solutions to advanced, time sensitive problems by balancing achievement of corporate objectives with practical considerations.
  • High degree of integrity with courage and commitment to do the right thing no matter what the situation.
  • Excellent negotiation and collaboration skills.
  • Strong customer service focus, with a drive to ensure that we exceed the expectations of our customers.
  • Commitment to delivering quality results and overcoming obstacles and challenges in a time-sensitive environment.
  • Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple work streams while remaining calm and effective under pressure.


Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.