Accounting Manager
Thousand Oaks , California
October 22, 2016
Career Category

Job Description
Amgen discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen was one of the first companies to realize the new science's promise by bringing safe, effective medicines from lab, to manufacturing plant, to patient. Amgen therapeutics have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, Amgen remains committed to advancing science to dramatically improve people's lives.

Job Summary
Amgen is searching for an Accounting Manager in our Partnership Accounting team. This role will be based on main corporate campus in Thousand Oaks, CA and will report to the Senior Manager, Accounting.
This Accounting Manager will play a key role in the Partnership Accounting area and actively manage various large collaborations, profit share agreements and multi-national joint ventures. The Accounting Manager will have frequent interaction with cross functional teams and must demonstrate the ability to be able to translate business strategy into actionable plans and execute the partnership agreements.

Implement new agreements and develop processes to properly account for Profit Share and cost recoveries

Review partnership agreements and effectively interact with the deal team, alliance management, legal and FP&A teams to interpret the agreement terms

Manage the outsourced service providers to complete month-end/quarter-end accounting close process and prepare account analysis, variance analysis and management reporting package

Manage the outsourced service providers to ensure the invoicing and settlement processes are in compliance with the terms of the collaboration agreements

Interact with a wide range of internal clients (FP&A, Alliance Management, Legal, Tax) and external partners and provide accounting support as required

Provide audit support to internal and external auditors and mange financial audits, SOX audits and partner audits

Take initiative, analyze current process and lead business review meetings. Be able to identify control risks and process improvement opportunities

Basic Qualifications
Doctorate degree
Master's degree AND 2 years of finance experience
Bachelor's degree AND 4 years of finance experience
Associate's degree AND 10 years of finance experience
High school diploma / GED AND 12 years of finance experience

Preferred Qualifications
5+ years of corporate or public accounting experience

CPA and Big 4 audit firm experience

Comprehensive accounting knowledge on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the standards that apply to Biopharmaceutical industry, including areas like R&D, Manufacturing, M&A, Licensing, etc

Strong written, verbal communication, and presentation skills and be able to bridge culture differences

Excellent analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills. Be able to work independently. Ability to multi-task and establish priorities

Strong leadership skills

Experience with SAP and BW, PARIS (Cognos PowerPlay), EDW applications

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.
Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.


A little about us:
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