Assertio Therapeutics, Inc.

Associate Director, Accounting

Lake Forest, IL, United States
Apr 09, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Oversees operational accounting, including inventory, cash, accounts payable, fixed assets, including lease accounting, and related controls and budgeting matters. Works to analyze unusual transactions and supports the business in analytical reviews and reporting. Provides support for system enhancements and develops reports and other tools to support reporting capabilities. Assist in the development of strong internal controls processes and the ongoing maintenance and evaluation of controls and related documentation. The position will work closely with legal, IT, investor relations and FP&A. Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

• Leads key aspects of monthly and quarterly close for the end-to-end process which results in footnote preparation and analytical assessment of accounts
• Ensure an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close; ensure the timely reporting of all monthly financial information.
• Perform or supervise month-end accounting activities such as reconciliations and journal entries.
• Review calculations of significant / high risk estimates and/or unusual items
• Assist with system and software implementations as needed.
• Assist in managing relationship with internal and external auditors and organizing support, communicating company accounting decisions
• Work with the Controller to initiate, review, and implement process improvements across the department while maintaining the integrity and accuracy of the underlying accounting records.
• Assist with the development and implementation of internal controls and preparation of SOX 404 compliance.
• Be able to lead, manage and execute on special projects as needed, and across various functions.
• Collaborate with team members to ensure that the Accounting department is operating effectively by evaluating performance against goals, improving processes and systems where necessary, crosstraining staff to mitigate dependencies and developing the team.
• Comply with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; filing financial reports; advising management on needed actions.

• Develop strong cross-functional working relationships with departmental heads
• Train, manage and develop 4-5 employees
• Interaction with executives


• Bachelor's degree with a major in Accounting or Finance is required.
• CPA required
• A minimum 8 years of experience in accounting, either at a publicly-traded company and/or auditing public companies.
• Previous experience managing finance and accounting functions;
• Previous experience with SOX 404
• Demonstrated ability to work accurately and effectively with computerized data systems.
• Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and promote a positive working environment, spirit of cooperation and positive reactions to change and conflict resolution.

• Strong Multi-tasking
• Advanced Excel
• Strong Mathematical
• Experience with Accounting Software
• Adaptive Software
• Microsoft Dynamics

o Teamwork: Establishes and maintains cooperative and productive working relationships with coworkers. Proactively and constructively resolves disagreements. Demonstrates support of team and company goals. Provides unsolicited assistance to others. Shares recognition and credit with others. Acts with integrity and earns the trust of others by dealing with them respectfully and honestly. Shows awareness and considers the opinions of others.
o Decisions and Judgment: Gathers relevant information systematically and considers a broad range of issues or factors when making decisions; grasps complexities and sees the relationship among problems or issues. Uses a mixture of analysis, experience and judgment to make timely and effective decisions; evaluates results in order to improve future performance. Willing to make difficult business and personnel decisions and accept responsibility; decisions are timely, fact-based and well-reasoned
o Ownership and Initiative: Assumes personal ownership and accountability for business results and solutions. Organizes work based on company/department goals. Develops alternative strategies when confronted with obstacles. Plans and organizes work so that timelines are met or exceeded. Can handle multiple tasks and manages changes in priorities effectively. Takes initiative to continually improve customer service. Seeks out extra work when time permits. Regularly produces desired results.

Physical Requirements
• Ability to travel via airplane
• Ability to sit for long periods of time
• Ability to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal.
• Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
• Standing: Remaining upright on the feet.
• Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust
• Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position of up to 20 lbs. on occasion

Mental Requirements
• Ability to prepare and analyze data and figures
• Ability to understand, remember and apply oral and written instructions
• Ability to organize and prioritize own works schedule
• Ability to apply common sense in performing job
• Ability to understand and follow instructions

About Us


Assertio Therapeutics is a leading specialty pharmaceutical company committed to putting the Patient First in everything we do; with a focus on enhancing the lives of patients, families, physicians, providers and in payors through commercialization of products in the areas of neurology, orphan and specialty therapies.

Assertio has a clear THREE PILLAR strategy for growth:

MAINTAIN a strong/profitable NUCYNTA franchise through a commercialization agreement with Collegium, GROW the Neurology Business and BUILD a new Specialty Business through a recent Cosyntropin transaction. The company's strategy is to continue to identify, license and develop new products-that offer enhanced therapeutic options to patient populations that may be underserved by existing therapies.

Assertio is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer.