Manager, Accounting
Novartis - San Diego, CA

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Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF) Accounting department is a dynamic, fast paced work place with daily challenges and opportunities to excel. We have an opening for an Accounting Manager.

The Accounting Manager is responsible for general accounting functions, personnel management, maintaining existing accounting systems, and assisting in the evaluation and implementation of new systems. The position requires an individual who is enthusiastic; self-motivated; pleasant to work with; works well with others; willing to work in this fast paced dynamic environment; and willing to accept new challenges as they arise.

Operational Activities:
• Personnel management
• Closing of financial books including reconciliations and reporting package
• Determining accounting treatment for typical daily transactions
• Filling cash management tracking and reporting needs
• Contributing accounting information and recommendations to strategic plans
• Preparing and managing ad-hoc project plans
• Ensuring productivity, quality, and customer-service standards
• Resolving problems
• Completing audits
• Determining system or process improvements
• Implementing change
Control and Compliance:
• Maintaining the chart of accounts
• Defining accounting policies and procedures
• Assisting in control compliance activities within the company and with external parties
• Managing statutory compliance filings
• Planning for current and proposed legislation changes
Experience / Professional Requirement:
• Strong general accounting skills
• Strong understanding of administrative systems
• Experience in a mature company
• Managing processes and summarizing results
• Management proficiency
• Motivating others
• Attention to detail
• Legal compliance
• Tracking against budget expenses
• Communication skills
• Organizational skills
• Technical writing ability
• Creative thinking
Minimum requirements
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field is mandatory and five (5) or more years of accounting experience preferably with a biotechnology or highly developed organization; CPA preferred.

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Novartis AG, incorporated on February 29, 1996, is a Switzerland-based holding that, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the research,...