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Associate Director, Accounting and Operations

Biogen - Cambridge, MA


Associate Director, Accounting and Operations


This position supports our Research and Development organization and will supervise the accounting activities of the group. The position will report to the Senior Director, R&D Finance and will be responsible for the following:

Provide Oversight of Clinical Trial accounting and other accounting activities of R&D Finance organization. Work closely with Clinical Business Planners, Clinical Trial Managers, Contract Managers and External Vendors (CRO's) to understand clinical trial contractual terms, incurred activities and Biogen obligations.

Provide oversight of accounting for external collaborations including the upfront establishment of financial terms during contract negotiations and subsequent audits as applicable.

Enhance the Clinical Trials Accrual Methodology to streamline reporting and enhance accuracy to minimize variability between actual results and budgets.

Ensure effective accounting processes and policies are in place, and continually identify opportunities for improvement.

Review Journal entries and balance sheet account reconciliations.

Drive high quality, accurate, financial and operations analysis and reporting.

Ensure compliance with SOX requirements and Biogen accounting policy and procedures.

Key interface with External Reporting and Tax department to meet select external and tax reporting deliverables.

Maintain control of key areas of balance sheet and support external audit.


Cambridge, MA, US






* Minimum of 8-10 years accounting experience, preferably a combination of public accounting and private industry

* Knowledge and understanding of U.S. GAAP, and SOX compliance requirements

* Life sciences industry experience preferred

Other Qualifications:

*Independent self-starter and proactive leader. Seeks to continually improve business processes.

*Strong communication and presentation skills and demonstrated success building partnership across organizational boundaries. Must be able to effectively work with non-finance colleagues across the organization.

*A proactive thinker with a healthy dissatisfaction for the status quo who initiates and drives change.

*Commitment to customer service with a strong sense of ownership for projects and results.

*Ability to thrive in a dynamic culture with experience in driving improvements, defining process and guiding business partners.


* B.A./B.Sc. in related field required; MBA preferred

* CPA Required



Through cutting-edge science and medicine, Biogen discovers, develops and delivers worldwide innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. Biogen is a pioneer in biotechnology and today the Company has the leading portfolio of medicines to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), has introduced the first and only approved treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, and is at the forefront of neurology research for conditions including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Biogen also manufactures and commercializes biosimilars of advanced biologics. Our global organization of nearly 7,000 employees is committed to a single mission: making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients with few or no treatment options.

One of the pioneers in biotechnology, Biogen was founded in 1978 and today serves patients in nearly 90 countries. Our global headquarters and R&D operations are located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with an international headquarters in Zug, Switzerland, world-class manufacturing facilities in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA and Hillerod, Denmark, and affiliate locations around the world.


We aspire to have the greatest impact on patients and science of any biotechnology company in the history of our industry. To us, that means creating novel medicines that benefit individuals and society, and bringing new scientific understanding to diseases for which there are no adequate treatments.

For nearly two decades Biogen has led in the research and development of new therapies to treat MS, including the most prescribed oral treatment in the world. Now our research is driving revolutionary new MS treatments with the goal of reversing or even repairing damage caused by the disease. We are now applying our neurological expertise to solve some of most challenging and complex diseases of the brain, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and ALS. As we uncover new insights into human biology, Biogen is employing cutting-edge technologies to discover potential treatments for rare and genetic disorders.

Biogen is revolutionizing biologics manufacturing, developing the industry's most advanced plants and processes. This expertise is used to produce both original innovative therapies and biosimilars that expand patient access to lower-cost medicines.


The same intellectual discipline and passion that drives our science is reflected in our corporate citizenship, environmental sustainability, and commitment to diversity and inclusion. As a company, we are focused on improving science education and limiting the impact of our company on the environment. In 2015, we became a carbon neutral company and ranked first place on Newsweek's 2015 Green Rankings, and we are an industry leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Biogen was named to Science's list of Top Employers of 2015 and in 2017 received a perfect score of 100 for the fourth consecutive year on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, which also named Biogen as one of its Best Places to Work.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Biogen is an E-Verify Employer in the United States.

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Associate Director, Accounting and Operations Biogen - Cambridge, MA, United States


Location: Cambridge, MA

Company Profile:
We measure success by our impact on the patients we serveBiogen, Inc. (previously known as Biogen Idec) is an American global biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, specializing in the discovery, development, and delivery of therapies for the treatment of neurodegenerative, hematologic, and autoimmune diseases to patients worldwide.iogen was founded in 1978 in Geneva[2] by several prominent biologists, including Kenneth Murray of the University of Edinburgh, Phillip Allen Sharp of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Walter Gilbert of Harvard (who served as CEO during the start-up phase), Heinz Schaller, University of Heidelberg and Charles Weissmann, University of Zurich (who contributed the first product interferon alpha). Gilbert and Sharp were subsequently honored with Nobel Prizes: Gilbert was recognized in 1980 with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in understanding DNA sequencing, while Sharp received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1993 for his discovery of split genes.