Financial Accountant

Req ID #:  192892

MILANO, Milan, IT, 20122 Roma, IT, 00 100 Padova, IT, 35121 Parma, IT, 43122 Torino, IT, 10126 Trieste, IT, 34127 Povo, IT, 38123

For 75 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

Responsible for accounting entries, financial compliance and monitoring of internal controls (US “SOX”) for relevant entities/assigned businesses. Including, but not limited to, monthly General Ledger (“GL”)  reporting, preparation of journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations in accordance with US GAAP and country specific local GAAP. 

Contributes to the timely preparation and submission of statutory accounts, VAT filings, tax returns and other compliance documents for relevant entities and collates and submits data required for external and internal audits. Working in collaboration with group specialists.

Build excellent relationships with key stakeholders and colleagues. This will include Corporate and EASST (European Accounting & Shared Service Team) personnel, Business Finance (based in country or elsewhere) and site leadership and management

Main Tasks


1.    Participate and Assist in the execution of the accounting close for your entities, ensuring that financial accounting data is compiled in an accurate and timely manner:

  • Complete tasks and track progress against a detailed month end calendar for the closing process.
  • Prepare and/or post monthly journal entries in blackline ensuring calculations are included in the support workings. 
  • Learn which accounting policies need to be followed to ensure compliance. This will be accordance with US GAAP, company policies and Country GAAP standards.  
  • Provide updates on progress to EASST & Corporate management (EASST: European Accounting & Shared Service Team) as required.
  • Participate and support the presentation of the monthly accounts.
  • Assist with the preparation and submission of monthly, quarterly and annual group reporting information requests.

2.    Balance Sheet management:

  • Prepare and post monthly balance sheet account reconciliations on blackline ensuring calculations are included in the support workings.
  • Minimise any accounting risk with appropriate communication to EASST management.
  • Learn and understand the level of balance sheet management expected to ensure quality standards are met.

3.    Income statement management: 

4.    Support all audits that occur in your entities : US GAAP external audit, local statutory external audits, tax authority external audits, CRL internal audits by:

5.    Responsible for ensuring the timely preparation of VAT filings, tax returns and other compliance documents for your entities. 6.    Build and maintain excellent relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and colleagues.

7.     (When your site is in SoX scope) Maintain a good Sarbanes-Oxley (SoX) control environment and maintain a good dialogue on SoX matters amongst all interested parties:8.    Identify, control and escalate items likely to cause interest at higher levels of CRL – adopt a “no surprises” methodology.

9.    Undertake any other tasks as reasonably requested by your line manager and to ensure that your work is conducted in a cooperative and flexible manner. 
10.    Responsible for ensuring that work is conducted in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures, where applicable, to Charles River’s standard of quality. 
11.    Responsible for ensuring that a safe working environment is maintained for yourself and your colleagues by observing all safety procedures and working methods, by making proper use of protective clothing and equipment, and by reading, understanding and following all safety documents issued or notified to you. 

About Corporate Functions 
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. 


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


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