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Manager, Accounting

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Amicus Therapeutics
Organization Name: 
Amicus Therapeutics
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Company Profile: 

Amicus Therapeutics (Nasdaq:FOLD) is a global, patient-centric biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing and delivering high-quality medicines for people living with rare metabolic diseases.

The cornerstone of the Amicus portfolio is GalafoldTM (migalastat). The lead biologics program in the Amicus pipeline is AT-GAA, an investigational therapy for Pompe disease. Amicus is committed to advancing and expanding a robust pipeline of cutting-edge, first- or best-in-class medicines for rare metabolic diseases.

Job Description:

Position Summary

The Manager of Accounting will report to the Senior Manager of Finance and will be responsible for facilitating and reviewing the monthly, quarterly, and year-end closes, including journal entry approval, account reconciliations, flux analysis and consolidations. The Manager will also assist in maintaining an effective and efficient control environment ensuring SOX compliance. This position will oversee a staff of two accountants and be expected to provide leadership, accounting guidance, and development opportunities. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter with an attention to detail and excellent communication skills. Candidate must also have a strong understanding of US GAAP.

Roles and Responsibilities

• Lead the accounting staff and oversee day to day functions including accounting activities.

• Review and approve journal entries, analyses and account reconciliations prepared by accounting team.

• Manage the corporate consolidations process, including involvement with elimination entries and intercompany reconciliations.

• Assist in the enhancement and maintenance of internal controls and procedures to ensure compliance with GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley.

• Assist in coordinating the year-end audit and quarterly reviews with auditors.

• Exhibit a high level of understanding and competency utilizing the Company’s ERP system.

• Maintain, document and ensure compliance with all Sarbanes Oxley controls over financial reporting, accounting policies, procedures and internal controls.

• Track key metrics to the close in order to drive the evolution of the accounting process and timeline.

• Assist in documentation of global processes/policy design, development of procedure manuals and standard operating procedures

• Collaborate with International Finance teams regarding close schedule and audit request.

• Demonstrate Strong analytical skills with the ability to translate findings into actionable solutions and recommendations.

• Work as a member of project team to implement process improvements and automation projects



• BS/BA in Accounting

• CPA required

Experience and Skills

• Eight to ten (8-10) years of accounting experience in a public company with 4+ years managing a staff of accountants.

• Experience with the life sciences strongly desired.

• A solid understanding and application of US GAAP and consolidation accounting.

• Excellent communication skills a must.

• Proficiency in financial software such as Great Plains preferred; Expertise in Microsoft Office suite - including strong Excel skills.

• Effective organizational and time management skills.

• Detail oriented, flexible and adaptable.


• Travel 0-5%

Additional Job or Internship Information
Position Type: 
Full time job