Associate Specialist, Accounting

Lansing, MI, US
Sep 02, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.


The Accounting Associate Specialist will be responsible for a variety of accounting and period-end close functions related to various Emergent companies and sites. Specific areas of focus include fixed asset project accounting, month-end close tasks, and other general accounting duties. As part of Emergent Finance team, the position will foster accountability, innovation and efficiency, with a focus on customer service.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Capital project administration and fixed asset accounting including: processing fixed asset additions, asset retirements, asset transfers in SAP; maintaining fixed asset schedules and recordkeeping; preparing reconciliations of fixed asset subledger balances to the general ledger during period-end close; capital project administration and tracking of assets under construction; and working closely with the Fixed Asset Specialist and Emergent site Project Managers to efficiently administer the overall fixed asset process.
  • General accounting and month-end close processing including preparing journal entries, account reconciliations, and account analysis and variance explanation.
  • Ensure appropriate documentation and supporting workpapers are maintained in all aspects of work being performed.
  • Maintain strong adherence to Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) controls in helping maintain a strong internal control environment. Assist in the periodic review and testing of SOX controls.
  • Respond to various queries and requests from external/internal auditors.
  • Maintain detailed procedures for assigned tasks striving for organization and efficiency.
  • May assist in other areas such as local tax compliance activities.
  • Complete special projects or other non-routine tasks as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management's assignment of essential functions.

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field
  • Minimum of 0-2 years of accounting experience preferred
  • Familiar and experienced with US GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance
  • Proficient in a variety of computer applications: MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Experience with an ERP system a plus (e.g. SAP, etc.)
  • Strong communication, collaboration and organization skills
  • Detail-oriented, able to prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce. Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy .

Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions' approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions' approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.