Senior Manager, Technical Accounting

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
May 21, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
The Senior Manager, Technical Accounting is a key role in the Finance organization to ensure proper accounting treatment of complex transactions. Responsibilities include working closely with Amgen's Business Development group to provide accounting support related to licensing and other M&A transactions. The position will report to the Director, Technical Accounting/Corporate External Reporting and will assist in providing thought leadership and current best practices surrounding technical accounting issues globally.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Assist Business Development by providing accounting guidance and recommending deal structures on potential licensing agreements, collaborations, equity purchases, and business combinations
  • Support Global Accounting Operations, Treasury, Tax and Financial Planning and Analysis functions by providing advice on the accounting treatment for a wide range of transaction types (e.g., revenue recognition, leases, and debt)
  • Ensure key stakeholders (including, but not limited to, the Chief Accounting Officer, leadership within Corporate External Reporting and Accounting Operations, and Amgen's independent auditors) are aware of contemplated deals and the potential impact to Amgen
  • Collaborate with different business functions and teams to perform accounting due diligence on potential transactions
  • Ensure optimization for all contract provisions related to ongoing accounting obligations such as reporting, royalties, audits, etc.
  • Account for business combinations under the acquisition method, including the sourcing, review, and management of any related purchase accounting valuation activities
  • Monitor, assess, and document the potential impact of new accounting standards and assist with setting Amgen's global accounting policies
  • Document conclusions on executed transactions in technical accounting memos

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Accounting experience
Master's degree and 6 years of Accounting experience
Bachelor's degree and 8 years of Accounting experience
Associate's degree and 10 years of Accounting experience
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Accounting experience
2 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in accounting or Business;

• Combination of public accounting and financial reporting experience.

• CPA designation

• 4+ years "Big 4" accounting experience is preferred.

• 5+ years of directly related experience in accounting and financial reporting.

• Pharmaceutical/Biotech experience.

• Strong interpersonal skills.

• Detail oriented

• Self-directed with demonstrated ability to effectively work in a group environment and independently

• Strong written, verbal communication, problem-solving and presentation skills.

• Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills.

• Strong project management skills.

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.