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Accountant I - General Ledger

Req ID #: 222562

USA

About this job

We are seeking an Accountant I to join our Corporate Accounting team.

We are seeking an Accountant I to join our Corporate Accounting team.

This is a remote opportunity.  

This role will primarily focus on North America General Ledger closings including preparation of journal entries, reviewing balance sheet and income statement accounts and financial reporting with a basic level of complexity in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and will work closely with our Corporate Fixed Asset, Indirect Tax, North America Compensation, and Lease Accounting teams.

This entry-level role presents an infrequent opportunity for an emerging accounting professional to learn and gain exposure to multiple accounting areas and to establish oneself within a rapidly growing global organization.

The following are responsibilities of the Accountant I position:

  • Participate in the monthly general ledger close process, including preparation of journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations and other accounting and reporting schedules.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Assist with review of general ledger detail and expense run-rates to identify and record required adjustments and reclassifications.
  • Understand and comply with Sarbanes-Oxley controls.
  • Assist with creation, documentation and monitoring of system controls, procedures, and forms.
  • Provide internal and external auditors with requested information.
  • Communicate effectively with other departments to ensure transactions are recorded appropriately and in a timely manner.
  • Assist with ad hoc activities within Fixed Assets, General Ledger, Indirect Tax, North America Compensation, and Lease Accounting Teams.
  • Assist with identification and implementation of process improvement initiatives.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

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About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage Contact Research Organization (CRO). Here, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people's lives. With 100 sites around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our clients' unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.

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