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Sr. Manager, Accounting Projects

San Rafael, CARandstad LifeSciences

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Sr. Manager, Accounting Projects


Job Summary

The Corporate Accounting department is seeking a highly qualified candidate who will bring strong accounting acumen to assist with implementing the new lease accounting standard (ASC 842). Successful candidates will demonstrate creative problem solving, strong analytical abilities & interpersonal skills and have the ability to work well both independently and as a team member in a changing environment.

This position will report to the ASC 842 Implementation Team Lead.

Job Responsibilities

Support the client's implementation of ASC 842:

  • Develop and implement data abstraction methodology to identify potential ASC 842 leases.
  • Perform ASC 842 evaluation of the client's vendor contracts and purchase agreements.
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders to embed lease data capture requirements into purchasing process and influence other business process changes required as a result of ASC 842 adoption.
  • Partner with SEC reporting team on disclosures.
  • Evaluate impact of ASC 842 on lease accounting SOX controls, processes and documentation. Update SOX controls and documentation as necessary for both transition and post-implementation processes.
  • Design accounting process and related support tools and update accounting policies to reflect ASC 842.
  • Develop and deliver training to regional accounting teams and business partners.   

Education & Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or other analytical related field is required.
  • CPA is required.
  • Big 4 experience strongly preferred.
  • Biotech/pharmaceutical accounting experience is a plus
  • Minimum of 8-12 years in a corporate finance department, preferably in a public company environment.
  • Experience designing and implementing accounting standard changes (preferred).
  • Advanced level of experience in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong GAAP knowledge, including ASC 842 (new lease accounting standard) and ASC 840.
  • Experience in ERP systems, i.e. Oracle (preferred), Hyperion or SAP.


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401K Plan with Company Match
  • Life and AD&D Insurance

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