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Senior Manager, Accounting at Kforce Finance and Accounting

Senior Manager, Accounting

Kforce Finance and Accounting Carlsbad, CA Full-Time
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Kforce has a client in search of a Senior Manager, Accounting in Carlsbad, CA. Summary: The Senior Manager, Accounting leads a team of accounting professionals. The individual will be responsible general and technical accounting for a variety of areas including, but not limited to clinical trials, employee stock option plan, debt, equity, revenue and other areas of technical accounting. Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Hands-on responsibility for day-to-day accounting operations and supervision of staff positions (including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and month-end closing including general ledger reconciliations)
  • Ensure that company financial records, under responsibility, are maintained in compliance with company policies and US GAAP
  • Review monthly/quarterly account reconciliations, journal entries, and other documents to ensure compliance with US GAAP
  • Responsible for consolidation of global subsidiary and related intercompany transactions
  • Review payroll processing (semi-monthly) and W-2 reporting requirements
  • Research areas of complex accounting and compliance matters
  • Assist the Senior Director, Corporate Accounting with the assessment of technical accounting matters through preparation of white papers
  • Coordinate work relating to external audits in the periodic review of the company financial records and implementation of agreed upon recommendations resulting from the audit findings
  • Establishes operational objectives and work plans, and delegates assignments to team members/supporting employees; Provides guidance and support to team members/employees; Occasionally interacts with senior management or executive levels on matters concerning functional area; Requires the ability to effectively influence others and manage sensitive situations


  • Typically requires a minimum of 12 years of related experience including at least 5 years of successful leadership experience and a Bachelor's and/or Master's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • CPA license and -big four- public accounting experience at manager level and above preferred
  • Public company and SOX-compliant pharmaceutical/biotech industry experience with previous exposure to multinational companies is desired
  • Experience and ability to research technical accounting matters and assist the Senior Director, Accounting with the assessment of technical accounting matters through preparation of white papers
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, internal controls and financial reporting, required
  • Strong analytical skills
  • History of successfully leading a team of accounting professionals
  • Knowledge and awareness spans all aspects of the specific functional area; Enhances understanding and knowledge of how functional objectives support corporate objectives
  • Capable of following realistic plans, goal setting, resource management, contingency planning, coordinating and cooperating with others
  • Capable of working thoughtfully under pressure and in a timely manner
Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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