Corporate Accounting Manager

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.



Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced Corporate Accounting Manager to join our Accounting Team located in Wilmington, MA.


The Corporate Accounting Manager will support the organization by using operational and technical skills that can assess and monitor the application of consistent accounting principles by:

  • Provide corporate accounting oversight to global accounting and finance teams
  • Responsible for preparing accounting analysis and position papers (Intangibles, Leases, Consolidation, Investments)
  • Prepare statement of cash flow and related disclosures
  • Support accounting integration activities of newly acquired businesses
  • Responsible for the preparing of several SEC footnote disclosure
  • Ensures accounting policies are appropriately applied
  • Prepare senior & executive level presentations


The following are minimum requirements related to the Corporate Accounting Manager position. 

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. /B.S.) or equivalent in finance or related discipline.
  • Six to eight years related experience with at least three of the required years with a national CPA firm. Experience with a Big Four certified public accounting firm is highly preferred. Experience with international accounting and financial reporting required.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Master’s Degree (MBA) and/or CPA preferred.

About Corporate Functions

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.

About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges.  Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

Full time
Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887, US