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Financial Analyst, Inventory Accounting

Req ID #:  39029

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

For 70 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

We are seeking a Financial Analyst, Inventory Accounting to join our Corporate Accounting team. 


The Financial Analyst, Inventory Accounting is responsible for business unit accounting for inventory and product costs, financial controls and analysis of inventory balances.

  • Support monthly and quarterly close processes for certain business units (e.g. inventory flux, reserves, calculate and record absorption variances)
  • Analyze inventory activity by location and generate accruals as needed.
  • Prepare related journal entries for necessary adjustments.
  • Gather and consolidate monthly inventory data and aid in preparation of internal reporting.
  • Assist in the preparation of various inventory analyses as needed.
  • Assist in supporting SOX inventory controls and requirements.
  • Assist senior team members in conducting, managing, and reconciling annual physical inventory counts.
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with all Charles River inventory policies.
  • Perform all other related duties and or special projects as assigned.


The following are minimum requirements for the Financial Analyst, Inventory Accounting position. 

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in Finance/Accounting.
  • One to three years or more experience working in accounting/analyst positions. Public accounting experience a plus.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.


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 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 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 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.


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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

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