Director of Accounting

Location: Bedford, MA | Hybrid

Summary of Primary Responsibilities: 

The Director of Accounting  is primarily responsible  for managing the Company’s monthly end close process, overseeing day to day financial operations, preparation of the consolidated financial statements, and contributions to SEC financial statements and Footnotes.  In addition, the incumbent  will be responsible for leading and growing a high-performing team and developing the skills and talents of the accounting team.  The Director of Accounting  will also be responsible for the management of the Accounts Receivable and Payroll functions as well as  interacting with other Company Department peers to assist with financial closing and operations questions.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Planning, organizing and coordinating monthly, quarterly and annual close processes
  • Responsible for preparing consolidated financial statements
  • Management and oversight of an effective and efficient accounts payable and payroll function
  • Management of accounts receivable and customer collections
  • Defining processes for payroll and sales tax reporting process and compliance
  • Maintenance of accounting and reporting policies and practices, compliant with U.S. GAAP and SEC regulations 
  • Interfaces with external auditors for quarterly reviews and annual audits, including preparation of required schedules and analyses
  • Primary Finance contributor on system implementation and upgrade requirements for Finance Department
  • Prepare analyses, schedules and reports on an as needed basis, for internal and external financial reporting
  • Responsible for preparing certain internal management reports as defined by the Company
  • Establishment of Finance processes and controls and overseeing compliance with internal controls over financial reporting 
  • Hiring, training, developing and retaining competent accounting staff
  • Evaluating current accounting practices and identifying gaps in processes with a focus on improvement
  • Main Finance Liaison with other Company Departments on day-to-day transactions and questions

Job Complexity:

Work on problems of diverse scope and complexity where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Exercise judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques to obtain solutions. Ability to interpret and apply accounting literatures to Company business transactions.  Represent the accounting function in various business settings to instill confident in the Company’s accounting practices.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent experience 
  • CPA designation
  • Experience in accounting ERP software; SAP experience required
  • 10 or more years accounting experience in a public company, including accounting management experience in dealing with Sarbanes Oxley control environment
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S. GAAP) and SEC reporting requirements
  • Strong knowledge and experience in consolidations and intercompany accounting
  • Robust internal controls understanding and documentation of relevant financial processes and transactions
  • Ability to motivate, coach, delegate and influence others and inspire confidence, respect and enthusiasm
  • Strong leadership and motivational skills
  • Biotech/medical-device industry experience a plus
  • Mindset of continuous improvement
  • Excellent communication skills and strong organizational skills
  • Experience with international business operations
  • Tax accounting experience preferred

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on characteristics such as age, gender, gender identity and expression, genetic status, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, military status, family status, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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