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Accountant - III
Ref No.: 18-00290
Location: Foster City, California
Position Type:Contract
Title: Senior Accountant
Location: Foster City
Type: Contract

Summary: 
Partner with colleagues in other functions to coordinate and execute the financial close and management reporting process. These functions will include Finance, Payroll, Sales & Marketing, General & Administrative, R&D as well as external vendors. This will include the timely and accurate review and posting of month-end close and accounting transactions including accruals.
  • Perform GL account analysis, and account reconciliations for the respective functional areas.
  • Ensure financial results are in accordance with GAAP.
  • Work with Payroll team , financial analysts and other accounting teams to support queries related to payroll accounting.
  • Maintain a control environment in which the processes are consistent with the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley and the company's Controller's Manual.
  • Interact with internal and external auditors to ensure the quarterly review and audit activities are executed in a timely manner.
  • Interact with internal and external auditors to ensure financial statements are presented accurately and filed timely.
Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of journal entries (with appropriate supporting documentation) for the month-end close and accounting transactions.
  • Maintains, reconciles and resolves reconciling items for balance sheet accounts.
  • Responsible for preparing analysis and schedules for management as well as internal and external auditors.
  • Frequently interacts with peers, outside vendors, external auditors and functional group members at various management levels.
Requirements:
  • 4+ years of relevant experience and a BA or BS degree in accounting or equivalent.
  • Must be able to apply accounting knowledge to day-to-day operations and assigned projects.
  • Strong technical expertise in their area of responsibility is required.
  • Ability to identify trends through analysis of various data.
  • Working knowledge of Oracle R12 or similar integrated software product is necessary.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft tools (Excel, Outlook, and Word) required.
  • Strong written, presentation and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills are required.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment, meeting deadlines in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Must be detail-oriented.
  • Experience in biotech or pharmaceuticals industry a plus.