INC Research Staff Accountant (Australia) Full Time in Adelaide SA

INC Research

Branch Adelaide SA AU

Staff Accountant (Australia)
Adelaide SA

Moderate accounting experience, preferably within the CRO or pharmaceutical industry. Maintains accurate accounting records in compliance with US and local (as…

Maintains accurate accounting records in compliance with US and local (as applicable) Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Perform required financial controls and analysis.

Essential Functions:

  • Contributes to the accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and year end close by meeting deadlines.
  • Ensures your financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted global policies and procedures as well as in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (US GAAP) and local GAAP (as applicable).
  • Ensures compliance with your process control narratives to meet Sarbanes-Oxley Internal Controls objectives and maintains appropriate process documentation. Alerts management to any discrepancies between written processes and current procedures, so that written procedures can be updated.
  • Prepares detailed journal entries, performs account reconciliations, and supporting schedules to the general ledger accounts as well as other controls required to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley.
  • Investigates and resolves accounting discrepancies and irregularities.
  • Facilitate positive relationships with General Ledger (GL) team members including international accounting personnel as well as other departments. Participates in cross functional teams as needed.
  • Investigates root causes of fundamental issues and problems and recommend solutions.
  • Identifies opportunities to streamline and improve the accounting process and recommend more efficient procedures.
  • Obtains and maintains a thorough understanding of the general ledger structure and assists in maintaining Oracle systems to manage the general ledger and sub ledgers as requested.
  • Prepares audit deliverables and inquiries.
  • Participate in ensuring that statutory requirements are met, as applicable and requested.

Other Responsibilities:
Performs other work-related duties as assigned. Minimal travel may be required (up to 25%).


BS/BA degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Moderate accounting experience, preferably within the CRO or pharmaceutical industry. Certified Public Accountant or qualified membership of a professional accountancy body equivalent a plus. Experience in working in an internationally oriented organization and moderately knowledgeable in US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Experience working with large Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Oracle Financial experience is preferred. Ability to perform several tasks simultaneously, organize and prioritize those tasks to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment. Effective documentation and interpersonal skills with a team-oriented approach. Able to work cooperatively and collaboratively to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving, and results. Able to resolve issues diplomatically. Strong work ethics, professional attitude and reliable. Strong problem solving skills, research, and resolution skills and data analysis. Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from manager to accomplish objectives. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), email and voice mail. Fluency in written and spoken English.

Tasks, duties, and responsibilities as listed in this job description are not exhaustive. The Company, at its sole discretion and with no prior notice, may assign other tasks, duties, and job responsibilities. Equivalent experience, skills, and/or education will also be considered so qualifications of incumbents may differ from those listed in the Job Description. The Company, at its sole discretion, will determine what constitutes as equivalent to the qualifications described above. Further, nothing contained herein should be construed to create an employment contract. Occasionally, required skills/experiences for jobs are expressed in brief terms. Any language contained herein is intended to fully comply with all obligations imposed by the legislation of each country in which it operates, including the implementation of the EU Equality Directive, in relation to the recruitment and employment of its employees.

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Asia Pacific – Australia, Adelaide









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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Adelaide, SA, AU
Posted on: 2017-04-24
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