Senior Accountant
Charles River Laboratories - Newark, DE

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Responsible for monthly G/L closing, including preparation of journal entries, reviewing balance sheet and income statement accounts and financial reporting with a moderate to high level of complexity in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Company policies. Oversees and reviews the accounting process for specified accounts and/or lower level personnel.

  • Prepare monthly journal entries requiring calculations of a moderate to high level of difficulty.
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet account reconciliations with a moderate to high level of complexity.
  • Analyze operating and non-operating expenses.
  • Apply knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Company policies to solve moderate to complex problems.
  • Coordinate and oversee assigned accounting processes.
  • Assist with journal entry and reconciliation review processes.
  • Plans and conducts complex cost analysis.
  • Analyzes complex financial data and extracts relevant information; interprets data for purpose of determining past financial performance and/or to project a financial probability.
  • Provide and interpret financial information for managers to make economic or business decisions.
  • Assist with preparation and review of SEC reporting documents.
  • Ensure accounting policies are being followed.
  • Assist with the implementation and design of accounting and financial planning systems.
  • Provide internal and external auditors with requested documentation.
  • Understand and comply with Sarbanes-Oxley controls.
  • Prepare statutory reports.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.
  • Mentor, train and provide work direction to staff as needed.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A. /B.S.) or equivalent in Accounting (preferred) or related discipline.
  • Experience: Five or more years related experience and/or training.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification: CPA a plus.
  • Other: Excellent spreadsheet skills required. SAP and BPC experience a plus. Good communications skills required.

Charles River Laboratories is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in the workplace.