Staff Accountant
Waltham, MA 
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Posted 7 days ago
Job Description

Company Overview

Alkermes plc is a fully integrated, global biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines in the fields of neuroscience and oncology. The company has a portfolio of proprietary commercial products focused on addiction and schizophrenia, and a pipeline of product candidates in development for schizophrenia, bipolar I disorder, neurodegenerative disorders and cancer. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Alkermes plc has an R&D center in Waltham, Massachusetts; a research and manufacturing facility in Athlone, Ireland; and a manufacturing facility in Wilmington, Ohio.

Position: Staff Accountant

Job Description:

  • Prepare and process monthly general ledger journal entries; including, but not limited to fixed assets, intercompany settlements, prepaid expenses, month-end accruals, and other miscellaneous entries.
  • Participate in the month-end closing procedures; including the reconciliation of asset, liability, equity and expense accounts
  • Responsible for monthly expense account analysis, including review of monthly expense activity and making the necessary reclassification journal entries
  • Participate in the reconciliation of monthly intercompany expenses
  • Reconcile intercompany receivable & payable accounts on a monthly basis
  • Responsible for fulfilling external audit inquiries
  • Maintain compliance with Sarbanes Oxley and SEC pronouncements
  • Support Financial Planning & Analysis with the review and posting of monthly accruals
  • Perform special projects as needed

Skills/Abilities Needed:

  • Must have a strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Extensive accounting knowledge and familiarity with month-end closing demands within a publicly traded firm
  • Proficient in MS Excel & Word
  • The ideal candidate will have experience working within SAP FI & Oracle Financials Software
  • Ability to prioritize workload within the bounds of deadlines
  • Fixed Asset Accounting
  • Accrual Accounting
  • Prepaid Expense Amortization
  • Intercompany related Accounting
  • Expense Analysis
  • Accommodating quarterly external audit requests

Preferred Qualifications/Personal Attributes Needed:

  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of internal personnel and external business partners
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills, in addition to interpersonal skills
  • Driven, self-starter, team-oriented individual
  • Effective organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work in a high volume and fast-paced environment

Basics Qualifications/Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum education is a Bachelor degree in Accounting
  • Minimum experience should be 2-3 years in an accounting environment, preferably with a publicly traded corporation
  • Experience with SAP and/or Oracle would be a plus

Office/Remote Work Requirements:

This role is located in Waltham to work under a hybrid workplace model. Additional attendance for training/special projects/meetings as needed.

Alkermes, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, creed, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, application for military service or any other class protected by state or federal law. Alkermes also complies with all work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Alkermes is an E-Verify employer.

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Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level

Alkermes, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, creed, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, application for military service or any other class protected by state or federal law.

 

Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2 to 3 years
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