Manager, Government Accounting & Resource Related Billing

Req ID #:  66951

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 Manager, Government Accounting & Resource Related Billing for our Corporate site located in Wilmington, MA.


The following are responsibilities related to the Manager, Government Accounting & Resource Related Billing:

  • Lead Resource Related Billing (RRB) Team to ensure optimum performance of the group and develop Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for monthly/quarterly management reporting
  • Responsible for assessing and building team to address organizational needs: e.g. workload evaluation/scheduling, training and development, providing regular direction and feedback on performance, disciplinary actions and prepare and deliver annual performance and salary reviews
  • Ensure costs related to government contracts are accurate, compliant, charged, and reported according to FAR and CAS regulations, as well as any contract specific limitations
  • Lead client facing discussions to resolve outstanding invoicing items
  • Assist in processing and/or reviewing and approving journal entries
  • Serve as the primary point of contact between SAP RRB technical and business process teams to troubleshoot errors and evaluate system enhancements
  • Ensure adherence to pertinent regulatory requirements and to departmental policies, practices and procedures; perform assigned SOX controls and support Internal Control, Internal Audit, or External Audit discussions
  • Assist with the preparation of the annual government incurred cost submission (ICS) and resultant audits
  • Participate in ongoing training to stay current with FAR, CAS, and DCAA requirements
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned
Minimum Requirements

The following are minimum requirements related to the Manager, Government Accounting & Resource Related Billing position:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A./B.S.) in Accounting or related discipline.
  • Seven (7) years of related experience in accounting with emphasis on billings.
  • Formal manager / team lead experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Preferred Qualificatons

The following are preferred qualifications related to the Manager, Government Accounting & Resource Related Billing position:

  • Experience in government accounting with emphasis on billings and order entry.
  • Experience working with NIH, DCAA and/or DCMA.
  • Understanding of indirect rate structure and its application to government contracts and billings.
  • SAP software experience.
  • Strong Excel spreadsheet skills.
  • Must possess ability to work independently and within the team to meet deadlines and prepare responses with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Must be highly organized, detail orientated, proactive, resourceful and able to exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to influence and implement process improvement within the team and across various teams.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to effectively communicate at multiple organizational levels and across business groups.

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