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Senior Accountant

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Sep 30, 2023

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Administration, Accounting
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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The Role

Come help Moderna scale! This is an exciting new role and opportunity to be a key member of the Accounting team supporting a dynamic and high growth organization that is radically changing the biotechnology industry. The Sr. Accountant will report to the Associate Director, Revenue and Collaboration and will play an important role in driving the monthly and quarterly close revenue process to ensure a high quality, accurate and efficient monthly and quarterly close that enables the Company to meet its external SEC reporting/filing timelines- all while ensuring our SOX internal controls are operating effectively, and our books and records are in compliance with US GAAP.

A key goal for the Sr. Accountant will be to contribute to continuous improvements in our revenue financial close and reporting processes and related SOX internal controls. This position will also play an important part in collaborating with stakeholders across the Company on our financial policies and processes. This role will partner with FP&A and other functional teams to ensure adequate touch points to drive an accurate and accelerated close process, and to identify and provide solutions for process challenges. The successful candidate must be comfortable challenging the status quo, driving change, managing through uncertainty and supporting a high growth fast paced organization.

We work collaboratively as a team, we are relentless in the pursuit of excellence, we are curious and will boldly challenge the status quo if we can provide a better way, and we aim to strike a balance between process efficiency, effectiveness, and controls and compliance. We are committed to delivering accurate, timely and insightful financial information with a high level of customer service, while striving to continuously improve our processes to help scale our operations to support future growth.

Heres What Youll Do

  • Serve as a key contributor in the monthly and quarterly revenue close and financial reporting process.

  • Prepare monthly journal entries, account reconciliations and variance analysis for areas including revenue, accounts receivable, and deferred revenue while ensuring accuracy and adherence to US GAAP

  • Monitor sales transaction flow from 3PL into Moderna ERP system

  • Reconcile all data from 3PLs and Revenue Management Managed Service provider related to product sales, chargebacks, prompt pay, administrative fees

  • Assist in booking true-up journal entries related to Gross-To-Net balance sheet accruals for US Commercial

  • Prepare monthly reporting related to product sales including chargebacks, rebates, administrative fees.

  • Collaborate with business partners in order to ensure timely billing of third-party strategic collaboration, grant, Commercial, and government partnership

  • Support close process improvements to meet accelerated SEC filing timelines

  • Support department goals, including implementations of accounting-related systems/applications and process improvements

  • Support the external financial audits and the SOX 404 audits, including the preparation of PBCs (prepared by client schedules) for the audits and for our SEC filings

  • Ensure close controls are properly performed and adequately supported with workpaper documentation as required under SOX

  • Establish and maintain strong business partnerships with key counterparts including, FP&A, Program Managers, Procurement, and functional business owners

Heres What Youll Bring To The Table

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting required

  • CPA and Big 4 public accounting firm experience preferred

  • 4+ years of public accounting or combined public accounting and industry experience; biotechnology/pharmaceutical Industry experience is a plus

  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, internal controls and managing a quarter-end close and reporting process

  • Knowledge of life science accounting transactions

  • Knowledge of ASC 606 revenue accounting for collaborative arrangements and product revenue

  • Possess strong SOX internal controls background and demonstrated ability to manage and drive a quarter-end close process fully compliant under SOX, is a plus

  • Experience with financial systems including SAP, Blackline, and Concur (or other AP or T&E systems); and Microsoft Suite of products

  • Proactive, responsive and timely problem solver with outstanding project management skills, pays attention to detail, is organized, drives processes and meets deadlines.

  • Strong analytical skills with proven ability to strategize solutions and solve problems

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively across functional teams

  • Proven ability to thrive in a global fast-paced, multi-functional team environment while having a proactive mindset

  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated, willing to Roll-up your sleeves to drive and deliver results and improve processes

  • A 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 year-end shutdown
    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!

About Moderna

Since our founding in 2010, we have aspired to build the leading mRNA technology platform, theinfrastructure to reimagine how medicines are created and delivered, and a world-class team. We believe in giving our people a platform to change medicine and an opportunity to change the world.

By living our mission, values, and mindsets every day, our peopleare the driving force behind our scientific progress and our culture.Together, we are creating a culture of belonging and building an organization that cares deeply for our patients, our employees, the environment, and our communities.

We are proud to have been recognized as a Science Magazine Top Biopharma Employer, a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators, and a Great Place to Work in the U.S.

If you want to make a difference and join a team that is changing the future of medicine, we invite you to visit to learn more about our current opportunities.

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

Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!

Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. Were focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.

Moderna is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the Talent Acquisition Partner or contact the Accommodations team at (EEO/AAP Employer)




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.


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200 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA
United States

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