Manager, Accounting

Employer
Moderna
Location
Cambridge, MA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
August 23 2019
Ref
R1495
Discipline
Life Sciences, Biology
Organization Type
Biotech
The Role:

Come help Moderna scale! This is an exciting new role and opportunity to be a key member of the Finance and Accounting team supporting a dynamic and high growth organization that is radically changing the biotechnology industry. The Manager of Accounting will report to the Controller and will play a critical role in driving the monthly and quarterly close process to ensure a high quality, accurate and efficient monthly and quarterly close that enables the Company to meet its external SEC reporting/filing timelines- all while ensuring our SOX internal controls are operating effectively, and our books and records are in compliance with US GAAP.

The role will also help generate and lead process improvements and optimization of our business processes across the Company, to ensure scalability of our operations to support future growth. A key goal for the Manager of Accounting will be to drive continuous improvements in our accounting close and reporting processes and the related SOX internal controls. This position will also play an important part in collaborating with stakeholders across the Company on our financial policies and processes. This role will partner with FP&A and other functional teams to ensure adequate touch points to drive an accurate and accelerated close process, and to identify and provide solutions for process challenges.The successful candidate must be comfortable challenging the status quo, driving change, managing through uncertainty and supporting a high growth fast paced organization.

We work collaboratively as a team, we boldly strive for excellence, we are constantly curious and we are relentless in our pursuit of the balance between efficiency, effectiveness, and controls and compliance. We are committed to ongoing process improvements and to providing accurate, timely and insightful financial information and a high level of customer service.

Here's What You'll Do:

Responsibilities of Global Accounting Close:
  • Support monthly and quarterly close process and timelines, and key meetings with internal partners to review and obtain sign-off on financial results and variance analysis
  • As a key team member you will be responsible for supporting the Company's close process including performing account reconciliations, journal entry reviews and variance analyses while ensuring policies and procedures are followed to comply with the requirements of Sarbanes Oxley
  • Support close process improvements in order to meet accelerated SEC filing timelines
  • Support department goals, including implementations of accounting-related systems/applications and process improvements
  • Support the financial audits and the SOX 404 audits, including the preparation of PBCs (prepared by client schedules) for the audits and for our SEC filings
  • Ensure close controls are properly performed and adequately supported with workpaper documentation as required under SOX
  • Establish and maintain strong business partnerships with key counterparts including, FP&A, Procurement, and functional business owners
  • Ensure adequate and timely touch points with the business and Technical Accounting team to identify and properly record accruals and other complex revenue and accounting transactions (e.g., new collaboration agreements), including those related to new accounting standards

Here's What You'll Bring to the Table:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting required
  • CPA required, Big 4 public accounting firm experience preferred
  • 6+ years of combined public accounting and industry experience in a mid-size public company; preferred industry experience includes biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical devices, technology or software
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, internal controls and managing a quarter-end close and reporting process
  • Knowledge of life science accounting transactions, including collaborations and clinical accruals
  • Possess strong SOX internal controls background and demonstrated ability to manage and drive a quarter-end close process fully compliant under SOX
  • Experience with financial systems including SAP, Blackline, and Concur (or another OCR tool); and Microsoft Suite of products
  • Proactive, responsive and timely problem solver with outstanding project management skills, pays attention to detail, drives processes and meets deadlines.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively across functional teams
  • Experience leading and driving process improvements
  • A desire to be part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative.


Here's What We'll Bring to the Table:
  • Daily on-site catered lunches
  • Company-provided iPhone
  • Free parking, monthly subway pass or a subsidized commuter rail pass
  • Highly competitive healthcare coverage including: medical offered through BCBS (HMO/PPO), dental, and vision offered through VSP
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • 16 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 16 weeks 100% paid family caregiver leave
  • 20 weeks 100% paid medical leave
  • Adoption assistance and discounts to local childcare centers, as well as access to care.com
  • 401k (traditional and Roth offered) with 50% match on first 6% deferred. Match is vested immediately
  • A suite of Moderna paid insurance coverage, including: life insurance, short-term and long-term disability
  • Voluntary legal assistance plan
  • 15 days' vacation and 7 sick days per year, in addition to a discretionary winter shut down and 11 company paid holidays


Why join Moderna Therapeutics

At Moderna, we believe messenger RNA, or mRNA, is the "software of life." Every cell in the body uses mRNA to provide real-time instructions to make the proteins necessary to drive all aspects of biology, including in human health and disease. Given its essential role, we believe mRNA could be used to create a new category of medicines with significant potential to improve the lives of patients.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Moderna currently has strategic alliances for development programs with AstraZeneca, Plc. and Merck, Inc., as well as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense; and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a division of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Moderna has been ranked in the top ten of Science's list of top biopharma industry employers for the past four years. To learn more, visit www.modernatx.com .

Our Mission:
Deliver on the promise of mRNA science to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients.

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Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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