Accountant
Quintiles Transnational - United States

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Provide independent high level technical and general accounting services in accordance with Quintiles Finance Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP), Sarbanes-Oxley rules and financial reporting requirements (including local GAAP and tax rules) of the business unit.
 Support month end process and reconciliations within deadlines and instructions.
 Ensure that accounting records are thoroughly maintained in preparation for independent audits.
 Maintain adequate and current documentation of the systems of internal control.
 Ensure that all processes and decisions are in line with Quintiles SOPs and local legal requirements.
 Where applicable, ensure appropriate communication with all business partners and support business partners in financial decisions, if required.
 Provide recommendations to improve existing processes and financial systems and suggest alternatives where appropriate.
 Maintain a solid working knowledge of technical accounting skills.
 Participate in or manage Finance related projects as needed.
 Manage timely completion of detailed accounts reconciliation and follow-up/resolving open items for specified tasks.
 May determine methods and procedures on new assignments and provide guidance to more junior colleagues.
 May assume overall responsibility for small size legal entity or regional tasks.
 Perform other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
 Knowledge of PeopleSoft Finance modules.
 Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
 Technical accounting skills.
 Good analytical and numeracy skills.
 Ability to identify financial issues and execute mitigating actions.
 Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple work requirements to meet deadlines.
 Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients.
      Qualifications
      Bachelor’s degree and 3 years’ experience in accounting; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

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