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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Senior Accountant in Rockville, Maryland

Senior Accountant

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Job Description

The Senior Accountant is a non- supervisory position responsible for processing timely and accurate information to internal and external stakeholders while participating in the monthly financial process through preparation of journal entries, account analysis, and reconciliations. The incumbent in this role will own the assigned functional areas, identify and support process improvement initiatives to advance this department within a fast-paced, rapidly changing organization.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the preparation of monthly journal entries, account reconciliations, and financial reporting for general accounting areas such as, investments, debt, fixed assets, and project billing/revenues.

  • Identify, implement, and support ERP and other process improvement initiatives to improve automation, productivity, and controls.

  • Participate actively in monthly close and project meetings.

  • Assist in audit coordination including preparation of audit work papers and supporting documentation.

  • Ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles.

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

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with 5 years of relevant work experience, including 2+ years of public accounting experience

  • CPA candidate or certification

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong analytical skills to interpret financial impact of data

  • Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles

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

  • Experience with Oracle Financials, helpful but not required

  • 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.

  • Able to work flexible hours when needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities


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 Location

Rockville, Maryland, United States

Position Type


Job Category Accounting and Finance