Vertex is actively seeking a Cost Accounting Manager, to perform product cost and inventory accounting. This is a broad role with duties that relate to cost and inventory accounting valuation, reporting and controls for the Company's products sold globally.
A successful candidate will have technical competence with U.S. GAAP for related responsibilities. Experience developing policies and procedures, within a robust control environment. Strong analytical skills, and the ability to work with various levels of the organization in support of goals and objectives. The Cost Accounting Manager will work closely with various teams across the global organization, including Accounting, Finance, Supply Chain, Commercial, and R&D Project Teams. This position provides exposure to key accounting and financial reporting areas, offering development opportunities that can lead to advanced roles within Accounting/Finance organization.
Participate in the month end close process, including preparing/reviewing journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations
Develop and maintain accounting policies and procedures with respect to inventory and inventory related accounts
Assist with the coordination and deliverables for quarterly reviews and annual audits performed by internal and external auditors
Ensures SOX Compliance in all responsible areas
Prepare ad hoc reporting and analyses and assist team with research on cost accounting questions and assist with special projects as requested
Provide technical guidance, mentoring, and ensure consistent application of cost accounting principles
Work closely with the supply chain team to understand production schedules, contracts, inventory movements and other supply chain matters in order to ensure inventory is fairly stated on the balance sheet
Monitor, measure and refine KPIs, metrics and operational performance
Provide leadership and take accountability for identifying and driving process and systems improvement initiatives
Ensure global operational processes and transactional activities encompasses both sound business and financial sense
Key Team Member and/or Lead on cross-functional projects and process enhancements
BA in Accounting/Finance or other business degree; MBA or CPA preferred
5 or more years of progressive Accounting/Finance and/or public accounting experience
Cost accounting experience in a Biotech or Contract Manufacturing environment preferred, but not required
Thorough understanding of standard cost accounting principles including capitalization of variances, E&O reserves, and experience with standard cost analysis
Structured, disciplined and organized; a systems thinker with demonstrated process improvement skills; proven analytical / quantitative skills are required
Prior experience working with financial software such as Oracle EBS, or similar ERP systems is a plus.
Strong/ Advanced Excel skills- Experience with reporting tools, such as Hyperion/Smartview, OBIEE, Power BI and Think Cell is a plus
Business and financial acumen; willingness to have an impact on the business beyond the disciplines of cost accounting and finance
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral); communicates in a clear, concise and organized manner; listens to others to obtain information
Proven experience building strong relationships with senior management, external providers, business partners etc.
Can thrive in a matrixed, global organization and have the ability to work cross-functionally
Prior success working in a high volume and fast paced environment with overlapping priorities and deliverables