Senior Accountant

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Cambridge , MA 02138

Posted 3 weeks ago

Senior Accountant


Alnylam is the world's leading RNA interference (RNAi) company.

Founded in 2002, Alnylam was built upon a bold vision of turning scientific possibility into reality by harnessing the power of RNAi for human health as an innovative new class of medicines. We are a growing biopharmaceutical company with two approved medicines and a robust pipeline of investigational medicines focused in four strategic therapeutic areas: genetic medicines, cardio-metabolic diseases, infectious diseases, and central nervous system (CNS) and ocular diseases, including several in late-stage development.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Alnylam employs over 1,400 people in 19 countries and is rapidly growing globally, with additional offices in Norton, Mass., Maidenhead, U.K., Zug, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Tokyo, Japan. Alnylam is proud to have been recognized as one of The Boston Globe's Top Places to Work five years in a row (2015-2019), a Great Place to Work in the U.K. and Switzerland in 2020 and Science Magazine's #1 Top Employer in 2019. Please visit for more information.

The Senior Accountant is part of the US accounting team responsible for accounting matters, including monthly reporting, compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and the application of accounting policies for activity in Alnylam's largest legal entity. Working in a fast-growing company that recently launched its first commercial product, this position gives the individual the opportunity to shape financial reporting policies and procedures as the Finance function grows.

Reporting to Accounting Manager, the position will require extensive and effective collaboration with multiple Finance functions, cross-functional teams.

Summary of Key Responsibilities

  • Performing monthly close activities such as preparing journal entries, reconciling balance sheet and P&L accounts, and performing analytical reviews

  • Play a key role in the monthly, quarterly and year end process by completing monthly reconciliations and tasks in Blackline platform

  • Support the external reporting process, coordinating with the external reporting team to ensure that key inputs are provided timely

  • Ensure that the company's financial reporting risk assessment and internal controls are updated for evolving risks as the company's size and complexity grows

  • Support improvement and building of appropriate systems and processes to facilitate timely and accurate closing of monthly financial statements

  • Support process improvement activities including enhancing current financial processes, and leverage technology to increase effectiveness

  • Other tasks as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Accounting, Finance, or related field

  • 2 years of progressive experience in a pharmaceutical or biotech accounting environment

  • Experience in public accounting firm and CPA preferred

  • Must possess a strong knowledge of accounting principles, including GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley

  • Strong analytical and Microsoft Office skills, specifically Excel

  • Experience with ERP systems; SAP preferred

  • Attention to detail and accuracy and ability to manage time effectively

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

  • Ability to manage competing priorities with deadlines, without sacrificing quality

  • Must demonstrate initiative and be able to work independently as well as part of a team

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals is an EEO employer committed to an exciting, diverse, and enriching work environment. #LI-BS1

We are not accepting agency or search firm inquiries for this role

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Senior Accountant

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.