Accounting Senior Manager

  • Company: Amgen
  • Posted: February 03, 2017
  • Reference ID: R-30315
Job Summary
Amgen is searching for a Senior Manager, Technical Accounting in our Corporate Accounting team. This role will be based on main corporate campus in Thousand Oaks, CA and is a key part of the Finance organization. This role is responsible for ensuring GAAP and SEC reporting requirements are met for significant and/or non-routine transactions. Responsibilities include working closely with Amgen's Business Development group to provide accounting support related to strategic transactions and ensuring compliance with GAAP and SEC reporting requirements. The role also involves participation in the preparation of the company's SEC reports (10K, 10Qs, 8-Ks, Proxy, etc.). The position will report to the Director, Technical Accounting and SEC Reporting and will assist in providing thought leadership and current best practices surrounding technical accounting and external reporting issues globally.
Ensure compliance with GAAP and SEC reporting requirements
Assist Business Development by providing accounting guidance and recommending deal structures on potential licensing agreements, collaborations, equity purchases, and business combinations
Support Global Accounting Operations, Treasury, Tax and Financial Planning and Analysis functions by providing advice on the accounting treatment for a wide range of transaction types (e.g., revenue recognition, leases, and debt)
Ensure key stakeholders (including, but not limited to, the Chief Accounting Officer, leadership within Accounting Operations, and Amgen's independent auditors) are aware of contemplated deals and the potential impact to Amgen
Collaborate with different business functions and teams to perform accounting due diligence on potential transactions
Ensure optimization for all contract provisions related to ongoing accounting obligations such as reporting, royalties, audits, etc.
Account for business combinations, including the review and management of any related purchase accounting valuation activities
Monitor, assess, and document the potential impact of new accounting standards and assist with setting Amgen's global accounting policies
Document conclusions on executed transactions in technical accounting memos
Basic Qualifications
Doctorate degree AND 2 years of finance or technical accounting experience
Master's degree AND 4 years of finance or technical accounting experience
Bachelor's degree AND 6 years of finance or technical accounting experience
Associate's degree AND 10 years of finance or technical accounting experience
High school diploma / GED AND 12 years finance or technical accounting experience
Preferred Qualifications
4+ years of Big 4 or other large national audit firm experience in the application of US GAAP to acquisitions, valuations, partnerships and licensing transactions
Experience in Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry
Progressive accounting / finance experience, including corporate level public company experience
Strong technical skills including US GAAP and SEC reporting
Detail-oriented and strong business analytical skills
Positive attitude and strong work ethic
Ability to work in cross-functional team environment
Strong written and verbal communication, as well as presentation skills
Outgoing personality and confident ability in dealing with all levels of management within the organization
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.
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.

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