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Reference # : 17-90911 Title : Accountant IV
Location : South San Francisco, CA
Experience Level : Start Date : 12/05/2017  

Artech is currently seeking to add to the below position

Job Title: Accountant IV
Job ID:    7531012
Location:  1 DNA Way, South San Francisco, CA 94080
Duration:  12 Months contract

The Senior Financial Analyst (Internal Support) position resides within the Commercial Finance and plays a key role in the support of Commercial marketing activities. The Senior Financial Analyst (SFA) supports the Brand or Functional finance teams with the following: (a) assist in month-end close activities (b) provides preliminary monthly variance analysis and reporting (c) supports business planning deliverables such as annual budget, quarterly forecasts, and financial activity cost tracking (FACT) (d) fosters trusted relationships with Commercial Finance Customer Facing and Decision Support teams (e) participates in improvement initiatives and ad hoc analysis as needed.


Diligently build and maintain effective partnerships with the Finance Customer Facing and Decision Support teams through regular meetings and close collaboration
Prepare preliminary financial updates and variance analysis to enable transparency into financial performance and drivers
Review of contracts/SOWs' financial and payment terms and approval hierarchies to ensure compliance with financial policies
Ensure  proper account coding to enable activity-based cost tracking for all Commercial outside services spend
Timely update of PO expense accrual schedules to properly reflect services rendered based on review of Ad Agency/vendor reconciliations and feedback from vendors, and corroborated by the business partners
Assist month end close activities through expense recognition, journal entries, recodes and compliance to internal controls and processes
Stay abreast on all relevant marketing agreements/terms to adhere to accounting policies (i.e. approved PO in place, proper accruals established)
Participate in in audit support (including Commercial Collaborations), Field Sales and Collab reporting, Front Line Managers training, FRRs, gFRS (Genentech Funding Request System) & ContractWiz reviews and approvals
Having command over all relevant systems, tools, techniques, databases, and data set
Identify and articulate improvement initiatives aligned with group and departmental goals and actively lead and/or participate in process improvement projects
Take on the "peer advisor” role to onboard/train new hires


Self-starter with impeccable ethics and integrity, proven communication skills - verbal and written, with a clear ability to effectively communicate amongst different levels of the organization
Must have strong analytical and organizational skills
Must have intermediate knowledge of Excel and familiarity using ERP 
systems (SAP and TM1 preferred), including use of financial reports
Demonstrated knowledge of accrual accounting concepts and financial statement analysis
Experience in preparing monthly financial management reports
Demonstrated ability to work within tight deadlines and timelines, with proven experience in meeting goals on time\
Track record in identifying process improvements and successfully implementing change
Excellent attention to detail paired with timeliness
Consult and seek out guidance from finance managers and sr. management
Must have a BS/BA preferably in Business/Economics/Finance and/or 3-5 years of biotech/pharma or related work experience, preferably in the Commercial area

CPA qualification is preferred but not required

Please apply on our company website ( with reference to job ID, or contact me at / 973.507.7539
Team Lead – Staffing
Artech Information Systems LLC
360 Mt. Kemble Avenue, Suite 2000 | Morristown, NJ 07960
Office: 973.507.7539 | Fax: 973.998.2599
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