Accounting Manager

Blueprint Medicines Corporation Cambridge , MA 02139

Posted 1 week ago

Accounting Manager

Cambridge, MA

Requisition Number: FIN20-902

At Blueprint Medicines, we are creating a blueprint for the future of healthcare. We are a leading company in the personalized medicine revolution by focusing on delivering new medicines that are targeted to the genetic driver of disease. We do this by leveraging our one-of-a-kind drug discovery platform to discover, develop and work to bring highly-selective kinase inhibitors to patients globally. This prolific scientific platform has enabled Blueprint Medicines to build a pipeline of novel therapies that span three distinct areas of medicine; genomically defined cancers, rare diseases and cancer immunotherapy.

[Objective of position]


We are seeking Accounting Manager to join the Blueprint Finance team. The Accounting Manager's key responsibilities include financial reporting processes related to our manufacturing activities and assisting with reviews of the monthly close and quarterly reporting. These accounting responsibilities include, but are not limited to, cost accounting and related accruals for clinical and commercial manufacturing activities, including future product launches as well as the review of other areas of the monthly close. In addition to working with the Supply Chain and Manufacturing teams, this member would be collaborating with our external Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs). The ideal candidate will be a highly organized individual with strong attention to detail, a sound understanding of accounting, financial reporting and internal controls, prioritization skills and a focus on client service. The Accounting Manager will work across functions and teams at Blueprint Medicines as a trusted partner to facilitate efficient communication to obtain information necessary for our financials. A successful candidate will be a proactive thinking to ensure our accounting is accurate. The individual should enjoy working in a fast-paced and rapidly growing environment.


  • Manage all areas surrounding product manufacturing and drug supply accounting performed as part of the monthly close process; including all accruals, account reconciliations and capitalization procedures

  • Streamline and maintain inventory tracking and cost accounting for commercial products

  • Implement cost accounting processes related to new commercial launches

  • Prepare and lead materials related to high risk and high dollar monthly accrual meetings with supply chain and drug manufacturing departments and CMOs to influence the correct path for business decisions

  • Collaborate with internal manufacturing and supply chain teams on process improvements included areas to streamline data accumulation

  • Collaborate with internal manufacturing and supply chain teams and CMOs on new manufacturing contracts, changes to existing contracts and amendments

  • Support cost related calculations and analyses associated with the Company's various collaboration agreements

  • Assist accounting team with other areas of the month close when needed including other high-risk accruals and reviewing calculations performed by other members of the accounting team.

  • Prepare and/or review footnotes related to the quarterly and annual SEC filings

  • Manage multiple areas related to the development and maintenance of an effective system of internal controls and compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

  • Liaison with external auditors on quarterly reviews and year-end audit

  • Assisting with the budget and forecasting of the clinical organization


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting

  • CPA certification

  • At least 5 years' experience, preferably with a background in public accounting

  • Prior biotech experience is favorable


  • Strong technical accounting skills and knowledge of US GAAP and financial reporting

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Well organized and detail oriented

  • At home in a results-driven, highly accountable environment where you can make a clear impact

  • A team player, who listens effectively and invites response and discussion

  • A collaborator who communicates in an open, clear, complete, timely and consistent manner

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Blueprint Medicines' mission is to dramatically improve the lives of patients with genomically defined diseases. Our singular focus is to use our deep understanding of the genetic blueprint of cancer and other diseases driven by the abnormal activation of kinases to craft highly selective medicines aimed at eradicating these diseases.

We don't think in small steps. We think in giant leaps.

We are driven by the pursuit of new ideas, new innovations, and new ways of thinking.

We know that what each and every one of us does matters and that our success depends on our ability to work together. We believe we are at our best as a company when our employees are thriving and foster a culture that provides opportunities to grow and develop professionally, while also having fun.

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Manager Cost Accounting

Akebia Therapeutics, Inc.

Posted 7 days ago

VIEW JOBS 4/16/2021 12:00:00 AM 2021-07-15T00:00 Akebia Therapeutics, Inc., is looking for an experienced hands-on Accounting & Finance Manager who is an enthusiastic team member with a solid technical accounting background in the functional area of Cost Accounting and Inventory. This role will report to the Director, Cost Accounting and will play a critical role in driving the inventory monthly/quarterly close processes to ensure a high quality, accurate and efficient close, enabling the Company to meet both its internal timelines and external SEC reporting/filing timelines, while ensuring the Company's SOX internal controls are operating effectively. A key goal for the Manager, Cost Accounting will be to drive continuous improvement and optimization of our business processes specific to financial management and scalability of inventory and manufacturing activities across the Company, in preparation for the potential launch of additional commercial product(s). This role is responsible for adherence to and identification of internal controls over inventory and cost of goods sold and related activities. Required Skills * Manage the inventory accounting function consisting of the monthly/quarterly closing process including preparation of all journal entries, and monthly/quarterly balance sheet reconciliations. * Ability to manage multiple tasks & prioritize workload within tight deadlines under minimal supervision. * Recommend changes necessary to improve the close process. * Responsible for accurate and timely completion of monthly/quarterly cost accounting tasks including: * Inventory costing, reserve analysis, cost of goods sold, overhead calculation, cost adjustments. * Capitalization rules surrounding inventory accounting. * Preparation of all inventory-related journal entries at month-end. * Collaborate with Operations Team on timely & accurate reconciliation of external inventory against internally tracked perpetual balances. * Assist with the planning and execution of the annual physical inventory counts including analysis and reporting of results. * Maintain and ensure ongoing compliance with accounting policies, procedures & SOX Controls. * Provide support for independent auditors in their quarterly reviews and annual audits, including preparation of support for audit requests. * Responsible for SOX 404 inventory compliance including: * Internal control design and documentation * Walkthroughs and testing of controls by both external auditors and our internal audit firm, including preparation of support for all requests. * Respond to inquiries from the Director, Cost Accounting, and other finance and company-wide managers regarding financial results, special reporting request and the like. Required Experience Basic Qualifications: * BA/BS in Accounting or Finance * 6 years of Accounting or Finance experience * Experience in Pharmaceutical or Biotech Industry Preferred Qualifications: * Experience with inventory related functions and US GAAP, including cutoff and accruals. * Experience working in an ERP platform. * Experience Pharmaceutical in Manufacturing, Supply and Quality Operations. * Experience with Oracle ERP, (Oracle Fusion a plus) * CPA, CMA or MBA * Experience in a Pharmaceuticals/Biotech industry * Knowledge of Supply Chain Operations * Experience leading and driving process improvements * Proficiency in Microsoft Office along with significant experience using Excel. * The ability to work closely with other departments to ensure completeness and accuracy of all accrued expenses related to manufacturing * Excellent analytical, communication and interpersonal skills * Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work collaboratively with both internal and external stakeholders * Excellent organization skills and attention to detail * Proficient in Excel Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. is a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company with the purpose to better the lives of people impacted by kidney disease. The Company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit our website at Akebia is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all job applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law. Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. Cambridge MA

Accounting Manager

Blueprint Medicines Corporation