This job has expired

You will need to login before you can apply for a job.

Director Cost Accounting - CMC Finance

Moderna, Inc.
Norwood, MA
Start date
Aug 7, 2022

View more

Administration, Accounting, Science/R&D, CMC
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Genetown, Best Places to Work
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Job Details

The Role:

This role is an exciting opportunity to be a critical part of the talent engine fueling a high growth organization that has rapidly developed and commercialized Spikevax. Moderna is looking for a Director Cost Accounting to further build and support tactical execution of a high functioning Cost Accounting team. In this position you will coordinate cost accounting month-end close processes, financial reporting and physical inventory processes. This is a highly visible role in our organization, with frequent exposure to the Finance LT and CMC LT. This position will be located in Norwood, MA.

Were looking for a candidate that can confidently lead in a fast-paced and complex environment, while both navigating ambiguity, and driving results forward as we strive to achieve Modernas mission to deliver on the promise of mRNA science to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients.

Heres What Youll Do:

Moderna is looking for a Director who will be responsible for our Cost Accounting month-end and reporting processes. This role will support and lead continuous improvement and scale up of our financial processes to support COGS accounting and reporting for commercialized products in a manner that supports future platform growth.

  • Execute and oversee all related journal entries and reconciliations for Cost of Goods and inventory accounting/reporting. Provide guidance and direction for non-recurring one-off transactions as needed. Ensure internal controls and SOX controls are maintained, and support management reporting and variance /flux reporting

  • Ensure appropriate recording and reconciliation of Moderna owned inventories at CMOs in strong collaboration with the supply chain team

  • Coordinate and oversee quarterly/annual physical inventories and cycle counts across all sites

  • Lead evaluation of Excess and Obsolescence and other inventory reserves

  • Support the Senior Director of Cost Accounting in coaching and communication across a team of cost accounting professionals

  • Lead standard costing for COGS as the Subject Matter Expert/Coach

  • Drive and continuously seek to improve processes and reduce manual interfaces where feasible

  • Prepare for and participate in external audit reviews

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • 10+ years experience in a finance/accounting department, public accounting firm or the equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Five years of direct hands-on cost accounting experience

  • Proficient in the use of SAP or similar ERP systems

  • Experience in a global manufacturing/cost accounting setup

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to form effective relationships throughout the organization and communicate complex analytical models/financial concepts in a synthesized and concise manner

  • Strong analytical thinker, curious mindset and aspiration to overachieve

  • Proven track record of managing high performing teams

  • Drive for results and set a high bar for yourself and others. You love what you do, and it shows

  • Desire to be part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious and Collaborative

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    Vacation, sick time and holidays
    Volunteer time to participate within your community
    Discretionary winter shut down
    Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

Candidates should be aware that Moderna currently maintains a policy requiring all US-based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a booster shot once eligible. Newly hired employees must be vaccinated and boosted prior to their employment start date. Moderna is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated or receive a booster where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under federal, state, and local law.

About Moderna

In over 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a research-stage company advancing programs in the field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across seven modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for rapid clinical and commercial production at scale. Moderna maintains alliances with a broad range of domestic and overseas government and commercial collaborators, which has allowed for the pursuit of both groundbreaking science and rapid scaling of manufacturing. Most recently, Moderna's capabilities have come together to allow the authorized use and approval of one of the earliest and most effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderna's mRNA platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, and has allowed the development of therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune diseases. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past seven years. To learn more, visit

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a persons race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.




Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. Moderna’s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing the Company the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases and cardiovascular diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.

mRNA is now a turning point in the history of science, medicine, technology, even humankind itself. With this breakthrough discovery, many of the world’s biggest and most challenging medical problems are no longer a question of “how?” but merely a question of “when?”

Come with us as we pursue the uncharted reaches of possibility and make your mark on the future of medicine.


Stock Symbol:


Stock Exchange:



Facebook  Instagram  Twitter


Find Us
200 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA
United States
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert