Amgen

Sr. Manager Technical Accounting

Employer
Amgen
Location
Thousand Oaks, CA
Posted
Aug 03, 2021
Ref
R-120197
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Contract

Amgen is searching for a Senior Manager, Technical Accounting in our Corporate Accounting team. This Sr. Manager is a key part of the Finance organization and is responsible for ensuring GAAP and SEC reporting requirements are met for significant and/or non-routine transactions. The Sr. Manager will work from the Thousand Oaks, CA or Tampa, FL offices.

Main responsibilities include supporting 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). In addition, the role would work with Amgens Business Development group to provide accounting support related to strategic transactions and ensuring compliance with GAAP and SEC reporting requirements. Also, the Sr. Manager participates in the preparation of the companys SEC reports (10K, 10Qs, 8-Ks, Proxy, etc.).

The Sr. Manager reports to the Director, Technical Accounting , and will assist in providing thought leadership and current best practices surrounding technical accounting and external reporting issues globally.

Responsibilities for the Sr. Manager include:

  • Ensure compliance with GAAP and SEC reporting requirements

  • 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 Accounting Operations, and Amgens 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, etcetera

  • Account for business combinations, including the 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 Amgens global accounting policies

  • Document conclusions on executed transactions in technical accounting memos

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years offinance or technical accounting experience

OR

Masters degree and 6 years of finance or technical accounting experience

OR

Bachelors degree and 8 years offinance or technical accounting experience

OR

Associates degree and 10 years offinance or technical accounting experience

OR

High school diploma / GED and 12 years offinance or technical accounting experience

2 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Progressive accounting / finance experience, including corporate level public company experience

Strong technical skills including US GAAP and SEC reporting

Ability to work in cross-functional team environment across multiple senior levels of management

Strong written and verbal communication, as well as presentation skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA

  • CPA

  • 4+ years of Big 4 or other large national audit firm experience in the application of US GAAP to acquisitions, valuations, partnerships and licensing transactions

  • Experience in Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry

  • Experience in the application of US GAAP to acquisitions, valuations, partnerships and licensing transactions

  • Detail-oriented and strong business analytical skills

  • Outgoing personality and confident ability in dealing with all levels of management within the organization

  • Ability to work independently

  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic

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 peoples lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the worlds leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.


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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.