Contract - Senior Cost Accountant

Location
San Francisco, CA, United States
Posted
Mar 25, 2021
Ref
1046
Hotbed
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Other
Position Type
Full time
CONTRACT - SENIOR COST ACCOUNTANT

Position Summary:

The Senior Cost Accountant is an integral part of a growing accounting team supporting all aspects of commercial manufacturing. This position currently reports directly to the Cost Accounting Manager but will partner with the Associate Director of Revenue to assist on projects and analytics as necessary. A successful candidate is someone whose articulate, professional, and understands the ins and outs of wearing multiple hats at a growing organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in the monthly, quarterly, and year-end close process, which includes preparation of journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations and analysis of balance sheet and income statement GL accounts
  • Support the completion of financial statement fluctuation analysis to summarize financial results for R&D and commercial related activity
  • Perform cost accounting activities including excess & obsolete reserves, scrap analysis, inventory variance reviews and analysis and reporting of inventory and COGS
  • Collaborate with Technical Operations, Supply Chain and other cross-functional departments to ensure completeness and accuracy of COGS, operating expenses and inventory balances
  • Support Inventory subledger selection process
  • Support process improvements in the accounting and reporting of inventory, COGS
  • Manage external audit requests and PBC items for the quarterly and year-end audits
  • Manage and/or assist with other projects as required
  • Adherence to Sarbanes Oxley controls


Qualifications:

  • BA/BS Degree in Accounting, CPA preferred
  • 2 + years of experience in Cost Accounting area desired
  • Experience in Pharmaceuticals/ Biotechnology industry is a strong plus
  • Public accounting experience a plus
  • Experience with ERP systems especially NetSuite
  • An aptitude for learning and managing ERP data structures and reporting capabilities
  • Superior analytical and modeling skills including advanced proficiency in Excel and the ability to quickly manipulate and analyze large data sets and build reports
  • Strong work ethic including sound judgement, outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work independently
  • Able to work with high volume of transactions in a fast-paced environment
  • Results and goal-oriented mindset with an opportunistic eye towards process improvements
  • Strong ability to prioritize and organize work effectively
  • Must be able to collaborate and communicate effectively