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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Manager, Accounting in Rockville, Maryland

Manager, Accounting


Rockville, MD



Summary of the Position

This is a hands-on, supervisory 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

  • Lead the preparation and/or review of monthly corporate accounting journal entries, consolidations, and financial reporting for assigned functional areas that include verifications revenue accounting and fixed assets.

  • Perform and/or review account reconciliations and analytical procedures. Resolve issues and exceptions on a timely basis.

  • Research technical accounting issues and new standards, including drafting memos documenting application.

  • 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.

  • Participate actively in monthly financial close and project meetings.

  • Orchestrate assignments, monitor team progress, and maintain schedules.

  • 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.

  • Develop, motivate, coach, and evaluate staff.

  • Perform other related duties and ad-hoc analysis as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with 6 years of relevant work experience, including 2+ years of Big 4 or regional public accounting experience and 2 years of supervisory experience

  • Strong analytical skills to interpret financial impact of data

  • Strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and collaboration tools—advanced Excel skills

  • Experience with large ERP/accounting systems (e.g., Oracle, SAP, PeopleSoft, OBIEE, Hyperion, BI)

  • CPA

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Manage senior accountant and/or staff accountant.

USP offers an impressive benefits package , including:

  • Generous paid time off – 13 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 ($250/individual or $500/family)

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide. USP’s drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, and these standards are used in more than 140 countries.

Being a part of USP means belonging to a diverse culture made up of more than 1,000 talented professionals working together at five international locations. We share our expertise in science, IT, human resources, quality assurance, communications, administrative management, and more...all to support an overall mission dedicated to making a difference by providing standards and programs that help improve the quality of medicines, dietary supplements, and foods 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.

USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP.

Job Category Finance/Accounting