Financial Analyst - Revenue Recognition Accounting

Req ID #:  144373

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.

IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   

Job Summary

We are seeking a Financial Analyst, Revenue Recognition Accounting for our Corporate Revenue Accounting team to be located remotely or at our location in Wilmington MA. The Financial Analyst will be responsible for compiling and analyzing revenue recognition entries and perform revenue accounting.  Responsible for executing revenue recognition processes and aid continuous improvement.


The following are the responsibilities related to the position:

  • Support monthly and quarterly close processes for certain business units (e.g. revenue, cost of sales, deferred revenue, unbilled A/R and allowances for returns, rebates and discounts).
  • Review unbilled revenue reports and generate accruals as needed. 
  • Prepare related journal entries for necessary adjustments.
  • Gather and consolidate monthly revenue data and aid in preparation of internal reporting.
  • Assist in the preparation of various revenue analyses as needed.
  • Assist in supporting SOX revenue controls and requirements. 
  • Assist senior team members in reviewing contracts to identify accounting issues and to monitor compliance with the Company's revenue recognition policies.
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with FASB revenue recognition standards.
  • Perform all other related duties and or special projects as assigned. 

Job Qualifications

The following are the qualifications related to the position:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in Finance/Accounting.
  • Experience: 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.
  • Certification/Licensure: None
  • Other:. Familiarity with U.S. GAAP, especially in the areas of revenue recognition. Experience with multinational operations preferred. Excellent communication (written and oral) and collaboration skills required. Hands on experience with enterprise level financial software system, ideally SAP. Strong computer skills, including advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Ability to manage multiple priorities and work effectively and independently. 

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

Vaccine Mandate
Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from all employees. 

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ( so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.


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 18,000 employees within 100 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 >80% of the drugs approved by the FDA for the past 3 years.

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

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 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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