Senior Accountant Experienced (non-manager)
Kantar Health - New York, NY

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Kantar Health is a global, evidence-based decision support partner to the world’s leading pharmaceutical, biotech, device and diagnostic companies. We act as catalysts, working with clients to drive distinctive decision-making that helps prioritize their product development and portfolios, differentiate their brand and ensure product profitability after launch. We have unique tools at our disposal: the deepest epidemiology and oncology data in the world, the longest-standing patient outcomes database, the largest network of peer-identified influencers, and the most highly respected Health Care Practitioner panels.

Every day you’ll learn something new: about a disease, a leading-edge treatment or an innovative research methodology. You’ll be joining a company that is part of WPP and the Kantar Group; we capitalize on ideas that may be conceived from sectors other than pharma and from broader marketing disciplines. Bring your expertise and innovation, be prepared to build your career on a global level and get ready to be a catalyst!

The Senior Accountant's primary focus is to analyze data to support management in making good financial decisions. This role will work closely Kantar Health US's Finance team to provide general accounting support including journal entries, reconciliations, supervision of Accounts Payable and analysis of actual versus budget variances and month end close. This positions reports to the Central Controller.


Prepare local tax returns, including multiple state sales and use tax returns, business tax, personal property tax and all other local tax returns required in all states where the company has operations and/or employees. Prepare internal tax packages for corporate tax department review.

Provide monthly account reconciliations for various balance sheets, coordinate monthly bank reconciliations and prepare month end binder

Oversee the intercompany confirmation and follow up, including managing an internal intercompany netting system

Maintain capital expenditure budget and track purchases against the approved budget.

Maintain process documentation in accordance with Sarbanes Oxley and internal control guidelines. This will include staying informed of all new corporate issued control requirements and implementing changes as necessary. Partner with the Sarbanes Oxley auditors and external auditors which will include preparation of documentation requirements for all annual audits.

Supervision of the Accounts Payable function, including review and approval of all wire payments, signature for all check payments and voucher batches to insure that GL coding is correct, review of open batches and unapproved invoices on a regular basis, liaison with vendors and internal staff on payment issues and review and approval of all T&E batches.


BA or MBA in Accounting

5+ years experience in a supervisory role in a corporate accounting team

Experience in writing internal SOX control procedures and required process documentation. Prior participation in SOX audits and strong knowledge of SOX controls

Experience with a sophisticated accounting system, MAS500 a plus

Working knowledge of GAAP and knowledge of IFRS a plus

Experience with intercompany reconciliation and working with foreign partners

Experience with Microsoft Office, advanced proficiency in Excel including lookups and pivot tables

Excellent written and oral communication skills, including good proof reading skills

Strong analytical, problem-solving skills and ability to multitask

Job type: Permanent

Job location: United States, New York

Job industry: Finance

Salary: Negotiable

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