Senior Accountant, M&A and Technical Accounting

Req ID #:  219418

US Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

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


Support M&A and Technical Accounting teams through accounting integration of newly acquired entities, researching and preparing analysis to support accounting judgments, and development of accounting policies in accordance with US GAAP, SEC, and regulatory guidelines to facilitate throughout the organization. 


The following are responsibilities of the Sr. Accountant, M&A and Technical Accounting position:
•    Assist with M&A accounting and integration of newly acquired companies, including due diligence, opening balance sheet preparation, accounting policy alignment, valuations, and other finance/accounting integration support.
•    Provide input into acquisition/integration plan to ensure all identified significant accounting related impacts are properly considered and partner with various teams to execute finance integration milestones.
•    Create workbooks supporting key M&A accounting conclusions including any adjustments between acquiree and CRL policies.
•    Research accounting literature and apply technical standards to complex business issues and transactions, including revenue recognition, business combinations, divestitures, investments, leases, impairment valuations, inventory, tax, stock-based compensation, pensions, and consolidation assessments.
•    Prepare accounting and financial reporting position papers for review by management and external auditors.
•    Assist with identification and implementation of process improvement initiatives.
•    Understand and comply with Sarbanes-Oxley controls. Partner with the Internal Controls team to ensure accurate and timely controls established for new acquisitions and execute on quarterly Technical Accounting controls.
•    Identify sustainable strategic improvements, suggest corrective actions, coordinate implementation and track efficiencies achieved across M&A and Technical activities and other areas of focus.  
•    Assist in the implementation of new accounting guidance issued by FASB or the SEC, including researching and recommending the proper accounting and reporting application.    
•    Assist in updating and implementing accounting policies and procedures to respond to changes in the Company’s business, and SEC/GAAP regulations.
•    Provide support during the quarter/year end close to the External Reporting team.
•    Perform ad-hoc accounting analysis and projects and other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications


The following are minimum requirements related to the Sr. Accountant, M&A and Technical Accounting position:
•    Bachelor's degree (B.A. /B.S.) or equivalent in accounting or related discipline
•    3 to 5 years of related experience with at least two of the required years with a national or regional CPA firm and/or commercial company.   An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
•    Excellent spreadsheet skills.
•    Strong written and verbal communications skills required.
•    Strong analytical skills required.
•    Strong interpersonal skills and ability to partner with various teams within finance and business/operations required. 


Preferred Qualifications
The following are Preferred Qualifications related to the Sr. Accountant, M&A and Technical Accounting position:
•    Master’s Degree in Business Administration preferred
•    M&A accounting experience
•    CPA
•    Experience with SAP 


Compensation Data

The pay range for this position is 90,000-100,000 USD/Year. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location

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, or national origin, veteran or disability status.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to [email protected]. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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