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Accounting Manager
Ref No.: 18-15047
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
The Accounting Manager/Sr. Accounting Manager, US is responsible for managing accounting matters, including monthly reporting, compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and the application of accounting policies for activity in Alnylam’s largest legal entity. Working in a fast growing company that recently launched its first commercial product, this position gives the individual the opportunity to shape financial reporting policies and procedures as the Finance function grows.

Reporting to the Director, Finance & Assistant Controller, the position will require extensive and effective collaboration with multiple Finance functions, cross-functional teams and with senior financial management, including the Controller and CFO.

Summary of Key Responsibilities:
• Oversee the monthly close and reporting process for the US legal entity, leading the review of the monthly results as well as the approval of reconciliations and journal entries
• Manage and review work of team of accountants covering areas such as clinical trial accounting, expense accruals, fixed assets, leases and debt
• Drive the enforcement of accounting policies and procedures and the reporting of final results and accounting matters to Corporate Accounting
• Prepare memos and other documentation to address the accounting for significant transactions
• Develop standardized closing and reporting processes in order to streamline operations
• Support the external reporting process, coordinating with the SEC reporting team to ensure that key inputs are provided timely
• Ensure that the company’s financial reporting risk assessment and internal controls are updated for evolving risks as the company’s size and complexity grows
• Coordinate and manage the resolution of significant matters as part of the annual audit and quarterly reviews conducted by independent accountants
• Improve and build appropriate systems and processes to facilitate timely and accurate closing of monthly financial statements

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to manage and review the work of a team of accountants
• Ability to independently conduct research and succinctly propose alternatives to decision makers
• Ability to successfully manage multiple projects with competing priorities and tight deadlines
• Detail-oriented with both the ambition and willingness to dive into the details
• Strong financial systems skills and knowledge of reporting tools
• Ability to work with cross-functional teams (Program Management, Clinical, etc.) and senior finance management