Sr Associate Accounting

Tampa, FL, US
Aug 20, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is searching for a Senior Associate for our Cash, Financial Instruments, Accounts Payable and Payroll Accounting team. The Senior Associate will report to the Manager, Accounting and will work out of the Amgen Capability Center located in Tampa, Florida. At Amgen, our mission is simple: to serve patients. Our Tampa Capability Center provides essential services that enable us to better pursue this mission. This state-of-the-art center serves as a base for finance, information systems, and human resources professionals to make a meaningful impact at one of the world's leading biotechnology companies.

The Senior Associate will play a key role in executing on accounting and reporting activities and ensuring compliance in the areas of accounts payable, payroll and financial instruments.

  • Timely and accurate reconciliation of general ledger accounts pertaining to accounts payable and payroll related accounts. Escalation of reconciling items not clearing timely.
  • Oversight of the timely and accurate reconciliation of general ledger accounts pertaining to accounts payable and payroll prepared by third-party shared service center.
  • Provide accounts payable and payroll accounting support and expertise to internal stakeholders including analysis of expenses and changes to balance sheet accounts.
  • Partner with accounts payable customer support, invoice processing, accounts payable regulatory, tax regulatory, and payroll operations and payroll tax, and key external vendors to ensure accounting controls are appropriate, consistently followed and are current.
  • Research and resolve internal and external audit requests for accounting data and analysis.
  • Complete payroll accounting work such as general ledger account setups in the payroll system, reporting of payroll accounting data, performing calculations and adjusting entries in a timely, accurate, compliant manner.
  • Perform quality control reviews of the payroll accounting calculations and transactions.
  • Reconcile payroll results with service provider general ledger files then ensure the processing into the SAP financials.
  • Determine and produce reports needed to prevent and detect issues that could improperly impact the financial statements.
  • Suggest improvements to processes and works well with project teams in planning and execution.
  • Determines the need for new accounts and revisions in the account structure.
  • Periodically assist with maintaining the equity investment portfolio, including but not limited to, determining the appropriate accounting treatment over new investments through collaborations with the Technical Accounting Team and Amgen Ventures and Business Development Team, ensuring our existing investments are properly stated and various ad hoc requests from internal partners.

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree


Bachelor's degree and 2 years of Accounting or Finance experience


Associate's degree and 6 years of Accounting or Finance experience


High school diploma/GED and 8 years of Accounting or Finance experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Relevant experience in accounting functions
  • CPA or actively pursuing a CPA
  • Experience with ERP systems (preferably SAP), ADP, and Concur T&E application
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate cross-functionally in an organization
  • Detailed oriented and highly motivated
  • Strong project management and leadership 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.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.