Senior Accountant

Position Type: Full time
Location: CARMEL, IN, US

Position Summary:

The Accountant/Senior Accountant’s primary role is to support the accounting/finance function by performing general day-to-day accounting and financial duties. This role will report to the Accounting Manager.


  • Participate in aspects of the monthly, quarterly and year-end close processes including the preparation of journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Ensure accuracy of accounting records in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), company policies and procedures
  • Coordinate the processing of invoices for payment, including 3-way matching, account coding, data entry, required approvals and enter corresponding payments
  • Process expense reporting and reconcile all corporate credit card activity
  • Calculate accruals based on percentage of completion for various purchase orders and enter journal entries as needed
  • Assist with information requests related to the year-end audit
  • Assist with special ad-hoc projects, research, and supplemental reporting as needed

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is required
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in operational accounting, previous experience in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical company is a plus
  • Knowledge of US GAAP; familiarity with Sarbanes-Oxley internal controls requirements is a plus
  • Experience working with senior level managers, exercising professionalism and discretion
  • Capable of operating in a fast-paced environment, able to handle pressure well, be self-motivated and detail-oriented.
  • Experience, knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and ERP systems
  • Experience in public accounting is a plus

Required Skills:

  • Outstanding communication, organizational and interpersonal skills; strong customer service
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • High degree of accuracy in work product
  • Proactively manage tasks and workloads; flexible, able to adapt/adjust with short notice
  • Capable of making good judgments, anticipate needs, and the ability to work independently
  • Ability to think critically and evaluate transactions as part of the bigger picture
  • Excellent documentation skills including complete and clear explanations
  • Ability to self-review work product prior to submission to manager and/or others
  • Maintain positive, professional relationships with personnel at all levels of the organization
  • Team oriented with willingness to help with tasks outside of normal responsibilities
  • Strong desire to succeed/learn


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