The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Consolidations & Reporting Lead in Rockville, Maryland
The Lead, Consolidations and Reporting is a hands-on, professional position responsible for operational accounting and reporting, process improvement initiatives, compliance to U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), internal controls, and company policies, as well as, staff development.
Roles and Responsibilities
Manage global consolidated reporting, global accounting policy, accounting systems and integration projects, which include developing ERP report requirements to create metrics.
Lead the preparation and/or review of monthly corporate accounting journal entries, departmental allocations, reconciliations, and financial reporting for assigned functional areas that include fixed assets and leases.
Execute the monthly accounting of subsidiaries, consolidation and intercompany elimination activities, as well as foreign exchange conversions.
Research and implement technical accounting issues and new standards, including drafting memos documenting application, and working with relevant business partners throughout the the transition of the on-going process to the functional accounting team staff.
Perform and/or review account reconciliations and analytical procedures. Resolve issues and exceptions on a timely basis.
Identify, implement, and support technology and other process improvement initiatives to improve automation, productivity, controls, and changing business needs to advance this department within a fast-paced, rapidly changing organization.
Support strategic initiatives to deliver quality financial reporting and compliance through collaborations across finance.
Participate actively in monthly financial close and project meetings.
Manage preparation of supporting documentation and liase with auditors.
Maintain compliance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and company policies.
Ensure key internal controls are operating effectively.
Performs other responsibilities as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with 5 years of relevant work experience, including 2+ years of Big 4 or regional public accounting experience.
Applicable post graduate education and experience will be considered in lieu of an undergraduate degree in Accounting.
Experience with large ERP/accounting systems (e.g., Oracle, SAP, PeopleSoft, OBIEE, Hyperion, BI)
Strong analytical skills to interpret financial impact of data
Strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and collaboration tools—intermediate to advanced Excel skills
Possess the right mix of technical accounting, general ledger accounting, financial analysis, and communication skills to collaborate effectively with functional departments.
Detail-oriented team player with the ability to work independently.
Results driven with demonstrated successful outcomes.
Ability to handle competing priorities and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
Ability and desire to work well with internal customers in a cooperative and friendly manner.
Ability to influence without direct authority.
Possess excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Comfortable working with all levels within organization.
Ability and willingness to work under pressure as a part of a global team.
Able to work flexible hours when needed.
USP offers an impressive benefits package, including:
Generous paid time off – 15 paid holidays, 10 sick days and 15 vacation days per year to start
An annual 401(k) contribution, beginning after 1 year of service, of 10% of pay (base and bonus) every pay period that vests immediately
Comprehensive individual and family healthcare plans with affordable premiums and low annual deductibles.
The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) USP is an independent scientific organization that collaborates with the world's top experts in health and science to develop quality standards for medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. USP brings together more than 1,100 talented professionals across five global locations to deliver its mission to strengthen the supply of safe quality medicines and supplements worldwide.
USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.
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Job Category Accounting & Finance
Job Type Full-Time