Senior Manager External Reporting & Technical Accounting

Req ID #:  223086


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

External Reporting Group key contributor and supporter to the Technical Accounting Group. Lead the preparation of all external reporting documents and schedules (e.g., Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings) and ensure compliance with regulations for U.S publicly traded companies.  Coordinate with cross functional groups within the company including Corporate Accounting, Investor Relations, Tax, Legal, FP&A, Operations, and Business Units to ensure accurate and timely reporting of financial information. Review and analyze aggregated financial information to ensure accuracy and compliance with regulations and practices. Present external reporting highlights and technical accounting findings to senior and executive level management.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the company’s public financial statements and other SEC filings are of the highest standards of quality, U.S. GAAP-compliant, and useful to management and the investing public.
  • Manage quarterly and annual process for filing Forms 10-Q and 10-K (EDGAR and iXBRL) as well as annual employee benefit plans, including drafting and reviewing documents, ensuring quality, coordinating reviews by management, legal counsel and independent auditors while adhering to strict timelines.
  • Prepare, review and file other periodic SEC documents and other regulatory filings, including, but not limited to Forms 8-K, S-3, S-8, Proxy, Offering Memorandum.
  • Maintain external reporting calendar, including scheduling and coordinating all internal functions as well as independent auditors.
  • Coordinate with Investor Relations to assist with the preparation of earnings releases, financial reconciliations, as well as investor presentations.
  • Manage financial reporting system (WDesk) to provide key stakeholders financial reporting documents on a real time basis, including managing request of reviewers for comparative documents.
  • Manage the preparation and review of cash flow reporting (both direct and indirect method), which is used for both forecasting and actual US GAAP reporting. 
  • Ensure that the company remains in compliance with FASB financial accounting and reporting standards and other regulatory accounting standards (e.g., execution of the financial statement disclosure checklist).
  • Support the Technical Accounting Group by being able to research, document, and operationalize accounting for new or revised accounting policies as well as complex transactions, including, but not limited to the following areas: business combinations, strategic equity and debt investments, segment reporting, goodwill and intangible asset impairment testing, revenue recognition, leases, share based compensation, restructuring, financing transactions, divestitures.
  • Oversee monthly, quarterly, and annual corporate accounting for certain technical accounting areas, including noncontrolling interests, pensions, investments, intangible assets, among others.
  • Manage communications with external auditors on external financial statements and technical accounting transactions to ensure auditor agreement with company decisions on disclosures and reporting issues.
  • Research new regulations, pronouncements and internal technical issues and assist in implementation of solutions.
  • Present external reporting highlights and technical accounting findings to senior and executive management.
  • Support finance’s participation in newly emerging compliance driven ESG reporting, including recent SEC climate rules and EU’s CSRD.
  • Oversee the execution of internal controls related to external reporting and technical accounting.
  • Identify sustainable strategic improvements, suggest corrective actions, coordinate and assist in implementation of changes and related controls and track efficiencies achieved.  

Job Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A. /B.S.) or equivalent in accounting or related discipline. Masters degree, such as accounting or business administration is beneficial.
  • Experience: Seven to ten years related experience with at least six of the required years with a national or regional CPA firm and/or publicly traded commercial company with consolidation.  Experience with international accounting and financial reporting required.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure: CPA required.

Compensation Data

The pay range for this position is $140,000/yr. - $165,000/yr. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.


Care - We show we care when we respect each other, our animals and the communities where we work and live, when we create a positive healthy workplace, when we are mindful of our compliance standards, and when we choose to do the right thing.
Own - We act like owners when we hold ourselves accountable for our actions, when we respond to internal and external client needs with speed and accuracy, when we set and achieve meaningful goals, and when we strive towards continuous improvement.
Lead - We lead when we advocate our purpose and model our values, when we deliver innovation, when we embrace change, and when we appreciate and celebrate the great work of others.
Collaborate -We collaborate when we partner with each other and promote teamwork, when we communicate clearly and effectively across the hall or around the globe, and when we welcome all forms of diversity and encourage inclusiveness.

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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