• Senior Accountant

    Job Locations US-WI-Madison
    Req No.
    Finance & Accounting
    Regular Full-Time
  • Summary of Major Responsibilities

    The Senior Accountant plays a key role in financial integration activities, technical accounting analysis, implementation of accounting policies and procedures and other general accounting activities.  This role will be involved with a variety of activities including, but not limited to the production of periodic financial reports, analysis and implementation of accounting policies and procedures across the company and integration of subsidiaries into established corporate policies and procedures, the implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive set of controls designed to mitigate risk, enhance accuracy of the company’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and are in accordance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX).  This role may require nationwide travel up to 25%.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Establish and maintain accounting policies and procedures that are in compliance with applicable government regulations (SOX, GAAP, IFRS).
    • Proactive ownership role in continuous process improvements as it relates to the company’s internal controls, process memos and control matrices.
    • Assist in the preparation of SEC quarterly and annual reports.
    • Review and support all disclosures in SEC filings.
    • Monitor industry/regulatory changes with respect to accounting standards adopted by the company and develop new processes and policies to accommodate accordingly.
    • Ability to perform technical accounting research and prepare detailed accounting analysis to arrive at proposal of accounting treatment.
    • Ability to work independently and cross-functionally with teams across the organization to take on new tasks with high level of difficulty.
    • Individual will be expected to work with minimal up-front guidance and take ownership of his/her work product. The individual will work closely with all major functional leaders of the company.
    • Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment.
    • Conduct periodic reconciliations of all accounts to ensure their accuracy.
    • Assist in financial statement preparation through performing consolidating journal entries, foreign currency translation and revaluation, and by maintaining the trial balance.
    • Ability to analyze financial statements and corroborate changes identified.
    • Assist with annual internal and external financial statement audits. Complete requested materials. Assist in preparing assigned schedules for the annual and interim audits.
    • Back-up duties assigned to other members of the finance team.
    • Coordinate and resolve various issues with bank such as cleared check differences, targeted balance calculations and enhancements to online services.
    • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements.
    • Contribute to department and organization special projects as assigned.
    • Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Regular and reliable attendance.
    • Support and comply with the company’s Quality Management System policies and procedures.

    Physical Requirements

    • Ability to use computers daily in an interactive manner for extended periods of time and up to 8 hours per day.
    • Ability to sit for an extended period of time.
    • Ability to stand for extended periods of time and up to 6 hours at a time.


    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration.
    • 3+ years of experience in public accounting or in a corporate accounting role.
    • Advanced knowledge of Excel.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Software Suite.
    • Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s degree.
    • Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designations.
    • Life Sciences industry knowledge.
    • Experience with SAP.


    We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Applicable portions of the Company’s affirmative action program are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request.


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