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Sr. Manager, Accounting Projects
Ref No.: 18-07606
Location: San Rafael, California
The Corporate Accounting department is seeking a highly qualified candidate who will bring strong accounting acumen to assist with implementing the new lease accounting standard (ASC 842). Successful candidates will demonstrate creative problem solving, strong analytical abilities & interpersonal skills and have the ability to work well both independently and as a team member in a changing environment.
This position will report to the ASC 842 Implementation Team Lead.
Support BioMarin's implementation of ASC 842:
Develop and implement data abstraction methodology to identify potential ASC 842 leases.
Perform ASC 842 evaluation of BioMarin's vendor contracts and purchase agreements.
Collaborate with business stakeholders to embed lease data capture requirements into purchasing process and influence other business process changes required as a result of ASC 842 adoption.
Partner with SEC reporting team on disclosures.
Evaluate impact of ASC 842 on lease accounting SOX controls, processes and documentation. Update SOX controls and documentation as necessary for both transition and post-implementation processes.
Design accounting process and related support tools and update accounting policies to reflect ASC 842.
Develop and deliver training to regional accounting teams and business partners.

The ideal candidate should have the following:
Minimum of 8-12 years in a corporate finance department, preferably in a public company environment.
Experience designing and implementing accounting standard changes (preferred).
Advanced level of experience in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
Strong GAAP knowledge, including ASC 842 (new lease accounting standard) and ASC 840.
Experience in ERP systems, i.e. Oracle (preferred), Hyperion or SAP.

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or other analytical related field is required.
CPA is required.
Big 4 experience strongly preferred.
Biotech/pharmaceutical accounting experience is a plus.