New ABFO Open Job Posting - Sr. Accounting Manage - Neurocrine Biosciences

At Neurocrine Biosciences – voted one of San Diego’s top places to work in 2018 – we pride ourselves on having a strong, distinctive and positive culture based on our shared purpose and values. We know what it takes to be great, and we are as passionate about our people as we are about our purpose – to relieve patient suffering and enhance lives. WHAT WE DO: Neurocrine Biosciences is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing treatments for neurological and endocrine related disorders. ABOUT THE ROLE: The Senior Accounting Manager will lead all day-to-day operations of the accounting department while ensuring compliance with GAAP and other applicable standards, rules and regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include, but are not limited to):


  • Ensure that accounting functions are being performed in accordance with company policy and in accordance with GAAP
  • Manage the close of the Company books in the accounting system at the end of each period in accordance with the financial close schedule
  • Analyze existing processes, work closely with staff, management and cross-functionally to streamline current systems, leverage new finance-related information technology tools, and refine standard operating procedures to provide maximum benefit to the organization
  • Ensure all policies and procedures are being followed to comply with the requirements of Sarbanes Oxley
  • Manage the close calendar each period and coordinate deadlines within the department and communicate status to other departments impacted throughout the close cycle
  • Manage review process of journal entries to ensure entries are reasonable, accurate, appropriate and supported
  • Manage review of general ledger account reconciliations and ensure understanding, cause, and appropriateness of all reconciling items
  • Coordinate quarterly compilation and posting of post-close adjustments
  • Review the reasonableness of accounting estimates and that the assumptions and sources for those estimates are valid
  • Develop, communicate, and enforce policies and procedures for required financial processes and prepare records necessary to safeguard assets and provide reliable financial information
  • Perform review of all financial statements to ensure that all financial transactions are reasonable, appropriate and necessary
  • Assist in the coordination of quarterly reviews and year-end financial audit process performed by external auditors and coordinate preparation and review of audit support
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the guidelines set forth by GAAP and any accounting pronouncements as they apply to the Company
  • Support the preparation of SEC required public company filings as required


  • Provide leadership, coaching, mentoring and day-to-day direction for a team of accounting professionals
  • Promote a positive teamwork environment with increased employee engagement
  • Provide timely and actionable feedback on individual work performance
  • Continuously assess the responsibilities and workload of the Accounting team, reallocate resources as needed
  • Assist in the development of departmental initiatives and goals and the strategies to achieve those initiatives and goals
  • Participate in the selection, interviewing and hiring of accounting staff


  • Bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) in accounting, finance or business administration is required
  • Minimum 8 years’ accounting experience required
  • Previous experience managing a team of accounting professionals highly preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully; develop alternative solutions; and meet critical deadlines
  • Make timely decisions, exhibiting sound and accurate judgment; support and explain reasoning for decisions; include appropriate people in decision-making process

Neurocrine Biosciences is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer



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