Covance

  • Accounting Associate

    Job Location(s) US-NJ-Princeton
    Job Number
    2018-23118
    Job Category
    Finance
    Position Type
    Full-Time
  • Job Overview

    Get ready to redefine what’s possible and discover your extraordinary potential at Covance. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to personally advance healthcare and make a difference in peoples’ lives with your bold ideas and unique perspective. With the support of exceptional people from across the globe and an energized purpose, you’ll be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalized development planning.

     

    Join us as we speed the delivery of groundbreaking therapies and anticipate tomorrow’s drug development challenges, creating new possibilities for our clients—and your career.

     

    We are seeking an Accounting Associate to join our team in Princeton, New Jersey. The Accounting Associate is responsible for ensuring complete, accurate and timely transaction processing; account reconciliation (including intercompany); and monthly reporting and compliance. Specific responsibilities include:

     

    • Perform month-end close processes in accordance with the internal SOPs
    • Investigate and justify significant variances from monthly trend and MOR
    • Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations
    • Continually review and improve processes to strengthen controls, improve productivity, and reduce cost
    • Complete ad hoc projects and tasks as required

    Education/Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting is strongly preferred

    Experience

     Required:

    • 3+ years’ experience in a similar role
    • Strong accounting, reporting, compliance and auditing skills
    • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Proven time management and prioritization capability

    Preferred:

    • Experience working in public accounting
    • PeopleSoft FSA proficiency

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