Job Description

The R&D Accounting Manager will serve as the accounting lead for all R&D accounting, including pre-clinical and clinical development projects and future marketed product manufacturing. The role is an integral part of a growing accounting team and needs to have strong operational experience with full-cycle accounts payable, month-end close process, and budget/forecasting operations. The R&D Accounting Manager will report to the Assoc Director, Accounting.



• Liaise with multiple groups in R&D, CROs, and vendors regarding: tracking of all R&D contracts, overall progress of projects to budget, and status of completion of work at the period end

• Collaborate with R&D operations and contracts team for contracts and work orders for amendment of existing contracts and new contracts for planned projects

• Responsible for accounting close for all R&D activities

• Support budget, forecasting and R&D long range planning processes

• Manage and coordinate planning exercises to meet corporate reporting schedules and goals

• Drive accounting with R&D monthly & quarterly accruals - ensure coding accuracy for BvA

• Proactively examine R&D-purchase orders to assess percentage completion or timing of delivery of goods or services

• Design and maintain R&D accrual models in MS Excel

• Propose automated solutions to R&D accrual accounting for future consideration

• Analyze R&D invoice data and compare to budget, contracts, and work orders to derive needed accruals or prepaid expenses at each period end

• Prepare monthly account reconciliations and work with forecasting on detailed R&D roll forwards

• Prepare reports and presentations to management on the status of each accrual area

• Document desktop procedures and perform required steps under SOX for each month-end close

• Provide assistance to Assoc Director, Accounting on ad hoc projects as needed



• Degree in accounting or finance

• Biotech experience

• 4 or more years of relevant experience

• Proficient in Microsoft Office such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint



• Public accounting experience

• Technical accounting knowledge


Strong skills include:

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

• Exceptional attention to details

• Results-oriented independent contributor or team player with exceptional work ethic

• Flexible and self-starter who takes full ownership of tasks

• Strong organization and project management skills

• Ability to do research work

• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

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