Senior Accountant (Sign-On Bonus Available)

Job Location(s) US-WI-Madison | US-MN-Minneapolis
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The Senior Accountant position is located in the Covance Madison, Wisconsin Office.


A sign-on bonus is available for this position when joining the Covance team!


The Senior Financial Accountant ideally has 3 to 6 years of experience and performs advanced level accounting activities in the areas of general ledger and financial reporting, expense analysis, capital projects, audit, and other related functions in a large company environment.

  • Performs regular general ledger and period end closing responsibilities including, but not limited to, journal entries, review of expenses, accruals, allocations, etc.
  • Prepares monthly financial reports, quarterly SEC schedules, account reconciliations, and other financial schedules or analyses as assigned.
  • Analyzes budget vs. actual performance data; assists with interpretation and analysis of reports.
  • Prepares quarterly fluctuation analysis (income statement & balance sheet).
  • Prepares annual tax schedules as required by Corporate.
  • Assists with regular review of account reconciliations and resolution of outstanding items.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of financial policies and internal controls.
  • Performs measures to monitor and control capital expenditures and fixed assets.
  • Assists with the coordination of work requirements for all external, internal, and special audits.
  • Assists with the preparation of semiannual budgets.
  • Provides expertise in sales and use tax accounting. 


  • BS/BA in Accounting or Finance required. Professional certification (CPA, CMA) preferred.


  • 3 - 6 years related experience, large company GL experience preferred. 
  • Knowledge of financial statements and GAAP.  
  • Proven ability to review and analyze data.
  • Proficient computer operation skills including accounting system, spreadsheets, and word processing software.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.


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