Accounting Manager

Job Locations US-MA-Bedford
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/16/2022 9:25 AM)
Job ID
2022-1623
# of Openings
1
Category
Accounting/Finance

Overview

Accounting Manager

Reporting to the Corporate Controller, the Accounting Manager will be a key member of Ocular’s Accounting & Reporting team. The Accounting Manager’s responsibilities comprise of various aspects within accounting operations, corporate accounting, and SEC reporting, including the monthly and quarterly close, the preparation of consolidated financial statements, and the preparation of SEC filings. The Accounting Manager will assist with managing and coaching a team of 5+ highly skilled individuals, and at the same time partner with other functions across the organization. To be able to accomplish this, the Accounting Manager should be a highly organized and proactive individual with strong attention to detail, and a very solid understanding of accounting, financial reporting, and internal controls. The Accounting Manager should enjoy working in a fast-paced and rapidly growing environment.

Responsibilities

  • Manage certain steps or areas of the monthly and quarterly close process
  • Prepare and/or review accounting documentation such as journal entries and account reconciliations for certain steps or areas of the monthly and quarterly close process
  • Prepare technical accounting analysis for complex or new transactions or circumstances under GAAP, including determining the respective journal entries
  • Oversee the procure-to-pay cycle
  • Assist with managing and coaching an accounting team of 5+ highly skilled individuals
  • Assist with the preparation and/or review of consolidated financial statements, footnotes, and other items to be included in quarterly (10-Q) and annual (10-K) SEC filings
  • Work closely with Financial, Planning and Analysis to analyze financial results
  • Liaise with the Corporate Controller and the Assistant Controller in maintaining an effective control environment (SOX 404), support the procedures to test design and operating effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting, identify and implement improvements to accounting and financial reporting processes and controls, and assist with documentation
  • Assist with the management of quarterly reviews and the annual audit, conducted under PCAOB requirements
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with other groups within the organization to ensure that information that is relevant for accounting and reporting is shared and processed in a timely manner
  • Assist with special or ad-hoc projects as necessary

Qualifications

  • BS in Accounting, CPA license a plus
  • 7+ years of relevant experience, thereof at least 4 years of progressive experience in an accounting and financial reporting team of a public company, preferably in the life sciences industry
  • Extensive knowledge of GAAP and accounting pronouncements
  • In-depth knowledge of SOX and demonstrated ability to implement and maintain internal controls over financial reporting and accounting policies and procedures
  • Ability to apply judgment with strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to combine attention to detail with an understanding of broader strategic context
  • Strong organizational skills with a great deal of attention to detail and meeting deadlines
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Experience with, and working knowledge of, both ERP and other financial reporting systems
  • Collaborative and consultative team player who can thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

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