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Accountant - III
Ref No.: 18-08028
Location: Foster City, California
Title - Senior Accountant/ Accountant III
Duration - 15 months
Location - Foster City, CA


• 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 Client'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.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:
• 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.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
• 5+ 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.