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Temporary Cost Accountant
Boston, MA  Posted: 9/28/2020


Temporary Cost Accountant
Boston, MA
Job Description
Vertex is actively seeking a Cost Accountant in the Supply Chain Accounting/Finance group to perform product costing and inventory accounting for the Company’s existing products as well as future products sold in the U.S. and internationally. The Cost Accountant concentrates on accounting and analysis for inventory standard costs, variances, reserves and cost of goods. The Cost Accountant partners with our Supply Chain Management team and other stakeholders throughout the company. This position provides exposure to key accounting and financial reporting areas, offering development opportunities that can lead to advanced roles within the Finance organization or within other departments.
Key Responsibilities:
     Supports month-end and quarter-end accounting for pharmaceutical products as it relates to inventory and cost of goods
     Collaborates across Supply Chain and Finance to monitor and reconcile inventory during the production and delivery cycle
     Updates cost models for month-end close which include Manufacturing Variances and Uninvoiced Receipts
     Prepares journal entries to support month-end financial close deliverables
     Reconciles and analyzes key balance sheet and income statement accounts
     Plans, collects, and analyzes data to drive the annual inventory standard cost and revaluation processes
     Ensures SOX Compliance for responsible area, including implementing improvements to improve the efficiency of current controls
     Conducts physical inventory audits, as required
Minimum Qualifications
     Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance, or related discipline
     3-5 years of experience in a Corporate Finance/Accounting Department or Public Accounting Firm
Preferred Qualifications:
     Experience working in a manufacturing environment, Biotech/Pharma preferred
     Experience with Oracle EBS, or similar ERP system, a plus
     Strong/Advanced Excel skills
     Strong communication and organizational skills
     Self-motivated individual with strong problem solving and analytical skills
     Sound understanding of accounting principles
     Proven ability to multi-task and work independently in a challenging fast paced environment
     Go getter attitude with drive to learn and advance

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