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Manager, Lease Accounting and Reporting

Req ID #:  38283

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, Lease Accounting and Reporting to join our Corporate Accounting team in Wilmington, MA. 


The Manager, Lease Accounting and Reporting will collaborate with multiple CRL organizations obtaining, analyzing, accounting and reporting on CRL’s global lease population. Key responsibilities include: implementation of a new lease accounting and reporting software tool and ensuring the ongoing accuracy of records; keeping current with U.S. GAAP lease accounting changes with a comprehensive understanding of ASC 842; standardization, documentation and communication of lease approval and accounting processes; and reviewing journal entries and reconciliations. 

  • In coordination with Internal Controls, develop and implement key controls associated with lease accounting and reporting.
  • Ensure the enterprise-wide lease population is complete, including embedded leases.
  • Collaborate with Technical Accounting team on lease abstraction process, including reviewing and identifying key lease terms and uploading into lease software application.
  • Coordinate translation of lease agreements.
  • Develop and document monthly global lease accounting, reconciliation and reporting processes.
  • Coordinate and provide training on ASC 842 and lease accounting and reporting software.
  • Manage the administration of global lease accounting software including master data updates, foreign exchange rate uploads, accuracy of calculations and output journal entries.
  • Work across enterprise to gather information to ensure proper accounting and reporting of leases.
  • Oversee lease abstraction process, including entering and reviewing critical lease data in system. Interpret lease contracts and identify key terms.
  • Lease determination and classification in accordance with U.S. GAAP with supporting documentation.
  • Manage monthly lease accounting, reconciliation and reporting processes.
  • Collaborate with international entities to satisfy any statutory accounting and reporting requirements.
  • Ensure completeness in the lease accounting process, including reconciliations between the general ledger and lease accounting software.
  • Develop and manage the preparation of quarterly and annual lease accounting reporting packages to support U.S. GAAP financial statements.
  • Maintain technical proficiency in lease accounting and reporting in accordance with U.S. GAAP and international statutory requirements.
  • Provide cross-training within the Global Fixed Asset group
  • Review merger and acquisition related operating and finance leases and adjust opening balance as needed.
  • Manage the integration of acquisitions onto lease accounting and reporting software.
  • Partner with IT to maintain lease accounting and reporting software interfaces and oversee future interfaces with general ledger systems.
  • Manage day-to-day staff activities.
  • Prepare and communicate annual staff reviews.
  • Approve journal entries, reconciliations and CER close outs.
  • Assist with physical fixed asset counts
  • All other duties assigned


The following are minimum requirements of the Manager, Lease Accounting and Reporting position.

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. /B.S.) or equivalent in finance/accounting or related discipline.
  • 7+ years related experience and/or training. Prior management experience required.
  • 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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Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

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