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Senior Accountant

Company: Lee Hecht Harrison Nederland B.V.
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

LHH is partnering with a growing biotech company in San Diego, CA to hire an experienced Senior Accountant to play a key role in their finance team. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing financial reporting, accounting operations, and ensuring compliance with accounting principles and regulations specific to the biotechnology industry. The Senior Accountant will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams and contribute to the financial stability and growth of the company.Key Responsibilities:

  • Financial Reporting: Prepare accurate and timely financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements. Ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and industry-specific accounting standards. Provide detailed financial analysis and insights to support decision-making.
  • Accounting Operations: Oversee day-to-day accounting activities, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, and month-end closing. Manage and reconcile complex accounts, ensuring accuracy and completeness. Monitor and analyze financial data to identify and resolve discrepancies or issues.
  • Compliance and Audit: Collaborate with external auditors during annual audits, addressing audit inquiries and ensuring a smooth audit process. Stay updated on evolving accounting regulations and industry best practices, implementing changes as necessary.
  • Budgeting and Forecasting: Contribute to the annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting processes. Work with department heads to develop and manage budgets, providing variance analysis and recommendations for cost control.
  • Process Improvement: Identify opportunities for process optimization and automation to enhance efficiency and accuracy in accounting operations. Implement best practices and streamline financial processes.
  • Team Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Finance, Legal, and Research & Development, to ensure alignment of financial objectives with overall company goals.Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA certification preferred.
    • 5+ years of relevant accounting experience, with a strong background in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry.
    • In-depth knowledge of GAAP and industry-specific accounting principles.
    • Proficiency in using financial software and ERP systems (e.g., SAP, Oracle).
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team.
    • Detail-oriented, highly organized, and capable of meeting deadlines.Pay Details: $35.00 to $45.00 per hourSearch managed by: Erin Kile Benefit offerings available for our associates include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, additional voluntary benefits, EAP program, commuter benefits and a 401K plan. Our benefit offerings provide employees the flexibility to choose the type of coverage that meets their individual needs. In addition, our associates may be eligible for paid leave including Paid Sick Leave or any other paid leave required by Federal, State, or local law, as well as Holiday pay where applicable. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/DisabledTo read our Candidate Privacy Information Statement, which explains how we will use your information, please navigate to Company will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records subject to federal contractor requirements and/or security clearance requirements.

Keywords: Lee Hecht Harrison Nederland B.V., San Diego , Senior Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , San Diego, California

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