Sr Accountant (North America General Ledger) 1

Req ID #:  150740

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 Senior Accountant (General Ledger) for our Corporate site located in Wilmington, MA.


The following are responsibilities related to the Senior Accountant position:
•    Prepare monthly journal entries requiring calculations of a moderate to high level of difficulty.
•    Prepare monthly balance sheet account reconciliations with a moderate to high level of complexity.
•    Review general ledger detail and expense run-rates to identify and record required adjustments and reclassifications.
•    Apply knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Company policies to solve moderate to complex problems.
•    Coordinate and oversee assigned accounting processes.
•    Analyze complex financial data and extract relevant information; interpret data for purpose of determining past financial performance and/or to project a financial probability.
•    Mentor and help train more junior level staff accountants.
•    Assist with identification and implementation of process improvement initiatives.
•    Provide internal and external auditors with requested documentation.
•    Understand and comply with Sarbanes-Oxley controls.
•    Support merger and acquisition initiatives.
•    Perform all other related duties as assigned.


The following are minimum requirements related to the Senior Accountant position:
•    Bachelor's degree (B.A. /B.S.) or equivalent in Accounting/Finance or related discipline.
•    Five years accounting experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific experience.
•    Experience in Accounting Software.
•    Excellent spreadsheet skills. 
•    Strong written and verbal communications skills required.


The following are preferred qualifications related to the Senior Accountant position:
•    CPA
•    Degree in Accounting 
•    SAP and BPC experience. 


Collaborate -We collaborate when we partner with each other and promote teamwork, when we communicate clearly and effectively across the hall or around the globe, and when we welcome all forms of diversity and encourage inclusiveness.
Own - We act like owners when we hold ourselves accountable for our actions, when we respond to internal and external client needs with speed and accuracy, when we set and achieve meaningful goals, and when we strive towards continuous improvement.
Care - We show we care when we respect each other, our animals and the communities where we work and live, when we create a positive healthy workplace, when we are mindful of our compliance standards, and when we choose to do the right thing.
Lead - We lead when we advocate our purpose and model our values, when we deliver innovation, when we embrace change, and when we appreciate and celebrate the great work of others.

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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