Financial Analyst, Inventory

Req ID #:  115993

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 an Financial Analyst, Inventory Accounting for our Corporate site to be located remotely / at our corporate office in Wilmington, MA.The Financial Analyst, Inventory Accounting will be responsible for assisting and preparing inventory related journal entries, process inventory transactions, inventory analysis, and aid in continuous improvement.


The following are responsibilities related to the Financial Analyst, Inventory Accounting

  • Support monthly and quarterly close processes for certain business units (e.g. inventory reserves, process variances, reconcile reports)
  • Analyze inventory activity by location and generate accruals as needed.
  • Prepare related journal entries for necessary adjustments.
  • Gather and consolidate monthly inventory data.
  • 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 related to the Financial Analyst, Inventory Accounting position:

  • Associates Degree in Finance/Accounting.
  • One (1) year or more experience working in accounting/analyst positions; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific experience.
  • 5% travel may be needed for year-end audit


The following are preferred qualifications related to the Financial Analyst, Inventory Accounting position:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in Finance/Accounting
  • Prior ERP system experience
  • Prior SAP experience

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 17,000 employees within 80 facilities in 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. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62.


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 ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.


Equal Employment Opportunity 


Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet




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