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Associate Director - Technical Accounting

Company: Eisai (digital)
Location: Madison
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

At Eisai, caring for people is our work. Satisfying unmet medical needs and increasing benefits to patients, their families, and caregivers is Eisai's human health care (hhc) mission. This includes the development of innovative medicines-notably the discovery of the world's most widely used treatment for Alzheimer's disease. As a young company growing at a fast pace, Eisai offers its employees an opportunity to thrive. We understand and appreciate that our employees are our greatest asset, and are committed to providing a work environment that will attract and retain talent. Eisai enables and empowers all employees to make significant hhc contributions. That is our quest. That is our promise. That is what makes us Eisai.Job SummaryThe Associate Director, Technical Accounting is a critical member of the Accounting organization. Key responsibilities include providing technical accounting guidance to the organization, managing and updating accounting policies, providing leadership on GAAP to IFRS adjustments, supporting the month end close process, providing oversight on the JSOX process and managing the external audit relationship.Essential Functions

  • Oversee technical accounting in connection with Parent Company via research on and analysis of complex accounting issues, applying relevant technical guidance and interpretation.
  • Analyze and author position papers for significant and non-standard transactions by identifying accounting implications and applying appropriate accounting rules and literature.
  • Continuously monitor, document and communicate the development of new accounting standards, interpretations, and emerging guidance to the finance organization, including current and future impact on the company.
  • Support Accounting team in Consolidation process and GAAP to IFRS adjustments.
  • Manage the annual US GAAP Audited Financial Report process.
  • Support technical accounting queries from audit firms and external agencies; key point of contact for external auditors.
  • Responsible for maintaining list of contract obligations and create accounting summaries for key contracts.
  • Oversee, implement and maintain the companys accounting policies and monitor compliance.
  • Support acquisitions and divestitures.
  • Provide training on new or existing accounting standards to company employees.
  • Assist Controller with oversight of JSOX process for accounting activities.
  • Support monthly close process and related improvement initiatives.Requirements
    • BA bachelors degree required, accounting concentration preferred
    • Minimum 10 years experience; mix of public accounting and industry experience strongly preferred
    • CPA Required
    • Big 4 Public Accounting experience is highly preferred
    • Pharma/Biotech experience is highly preferred
    • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and internal controls/compliance; SEC reporting experience is a plus
    • Candidate must have excellent documentation and communication, both written and verbal, skills.
    • Candidate must be able to collaborate and positively influence cross-functional peers and leaders.
    • SAP / TM1 experience a plus.The competencies essential for success in this role are:
      • Leadership - leading by example without relying on authority
      • Accountability - having the confidence and competence
      • Mobility - moving forward with agility and flexibility
      • Perseverance - relentless pursuit of excellenceEisai is an equal opportunity employer and as such, is committed in policy and in practice to recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status. Similarly, considering the need for reasonable accommodations, Eisai prohibits discrimination against persons because of disability, including disabled veterans.Eisai Inc. participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of all new hires in the United States. Please click on the following link for more information:Right To WorkE-Verify Participation

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