Exact Sciences Corporation

Staff Accountant

Job Locations US-WI-Madison
Req No.
Finance & Accounting
Regular Full-Time

Summary of Major Responsibilities

 The Staff Accountant position is responsible for maintaining general ledger accounts and business transactions of the organization, applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This includes creating financial transactions and creating financial reports from that information. This includes evaluating transactions for proper classification and making decisions regarding the posting of the transactions. The Staff Accountant also reconciles accounts to ensure their accuracy. In addition, the Staff Accountant assists with establishing policies and procedures for financial reporting and helps maintain the Company’s Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) 404 compliance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain accounting policies and procedures that are in compliance with applicable government regulations (SOX, GAAP, IFRS)
  • Manage the processing of cash receipts, recording of revenue and receivables and work closely with the Revenue Cycle team to ensure that revenues and receivables are reconciled at any given time
  • Perform daily cash and bank reconciliation report and record corresponding journal entries
  • Perform general account analysis and reconciliations, including bank statements, fixed assets, accruals, and prepaid expenses
  • Ensure that general ledger accounts are reconciled to subsidiary records on a monthly basis to ensure accuracy
  • Assist in financial statement preparation through account classifications and transactional coding
  • Assemble information for external auditors for the annual audit
  • Calculate and issue financial analysis of the financial statements
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system
  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements
  • Occasionally engage in assignments for upper management to address long term planning and risk assessments
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to interact, coordinate and communicate effectively with internal staff and external vendors
  • Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork
  • Support and comply with the company’s Quality Management System policies and procedures
  • Regular and reliable attendance
  • Ability to work normal schedule of Monday through Friday during normal business hours
  • Ability to work in front of a computer screen and/or perform typing for approximately 90% of a typical working day


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or business administration
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Software Suite
  • Knowledge of GAAP and bookkeeping
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the position with or without accommodation
  • Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Public Accountant designation
  • Public accounting experience
  • Accounting internship experience
  • Experience with SAP is preferred


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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