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Sr. Accountant

San Diego, CA 92130 | Work from home flexibility

Posted: 05/23/2023 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Finance Job Number: 11244 Pay Rate: $36.00 - $37.00

Job Description

Our client develops and commercializes therapies for hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson’s disease.

Position Summary:
  • Performs a variety of accounting responsibilities while ensuring compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP), Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) and company policies and procedures.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensures accuracy and compliance with GAAP, SOX and company policies and procedures.
  • Maintains the integrity of financial systems.
  • Prepares and maintains schedules calculating accruals, including research and development accruals.
  • Performs reconciliations and analyses of certain General Ledger (GL) and bank accounts.
  • Prepares and records journal entries.
  • Prepares reports for internal reporting.
  • Prepares schedules, reports and documentation for internal and external audits.
  • Maintains the fixed asset ledger and depreciation, property tax returns and audit.
  • Prepares income tax return schedules.
  • Processes semi-monthly payroll and prepares various related reports including 401k and worker’s compensation audits.
  • Performs month-end close activities.
  • Ensures that all actions, both internally and externally working on Acadia’s behalf are in compliance with all laws regulations, policies and demonstrates the Company's values.
  • Completes special projects as required.

Job Requirements

Education, Education and Skills:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.
  • Targeting 3 to 5 years of general accounting experience, preferably in pharmaceutical, biotech industry, or public accounting.
  • Familiarity with manufacturing, cost account, pubic accounting, auditing, and payroll.
  • Experience with GL module of ERP systems.
  • Microsoft Great Plains preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of relevant education and applicable job experience may be considered.

Key Candidates Skills:
  • Ability to work independently and solve moderate to complex problems.
  • Detail oriented with good analytical skills.
  • Communicate effectively across all levels of the organization.
  • Proven track record of reliability and accurate work product.
  • Results-oriented, ability to prioritize projects and deliver quality results within tight time constraints.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Experience operating with candid transparency, professionalism, strong emotional intelligence, and the highest degree of integrity.
  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP).
  • Experience with Workday Adaptive Planning and Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains (GP) a plus.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite with intermediate to advanced Excel skills.

  • A seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of area of specialization.
  • Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways.
  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work, general instructions on new assignments.

Meet Your Recruiter

Shannon Chamberlin
Professional Recruiter, Account Manager

As a recruiter at Compass, Shannon is passionate about helping people. She finds her own personal fulfillment in guiding candidates on their career journey. Her candidates always feel very supported and she is the ultimate cheerleader when you find the right fit at a great company.

When Shannon isn’t working, she enjoys time with her family and weekends full of sporting events for her boys. She enjoys travel, time with friends and helping children with learning disabilities.

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