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Automated Systems of Tacoma Accounting Manager in Tacoma, Washington

This is an onsite position

Who is AST?

Automated Systems of Tacoma (AST) is a technology leader specializing in advanced aseptic filling and closing systems. Our focus is to provide innovative and flexible products that satisfy the most challenging product and regulatory requirements for the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries. AST's spectrum of products includes semi-automated to completely automated and integrated cGMP manufacturing systems for processing vials, syringes and cartridges.

The Accountant Manager manages activities involving the accounting department and is responsible for ensuring entries are timely, accurate, and comply with all accounting practices, standards, and regulations. This is a key position that works collaboratively and cross-functionally.

Responsibilities & Activities

  • Ensure all accounting and finance responsibilities are completed accurately, timely, and in compliance with practices, procedures, and standards. Provide financial information to auditors, and ensure all legal and regulatory requirements are met globally.

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and year-end consolidated and individual balance sheets, profit and loss statements, cash flow statements, and financial reports.

  • Manage all financial systems, to include: billing, A/R, A/P, month-end and year-end close, local, state, federal government reporting, tax filings and GL. Perform data mining and extraction from primary and secondary data sources and create reports using Excel and other database tools.

  • Utilizes business forecasts in combination with historic financial data where applicable to predict future financial results, supporting strategic business plans, and driving process and policy improvements. Identifies financial status by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans and forecasts.

  • Work closely with outside accounting firms to ensure AST stays compliant and in support of their efforts.

  • Understand and articulate financial results and business drivers.

  • Ensure appropriate controls are in place.

  • Effectively partner with cross-functional teams to support business initiatives, drive process improvements and implement best practices.

  • Enhance existing processes for consistency, standardization, and to increase efficiencies and implement new financial processes and procedures, as needed.

  • Build, maintain, and drive robust financial analysis and reporting to help guide / influence business decisions.

  • Develop and document business and accounting policies and procedures that maintain and strengthen internal controls.

  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and reporting.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the CFO

    Qualifications & Core Competencies

  • 5+ years of progressively responsible Accounting and Finance experience, in manufacturing or related industry, including experience with job costing and percent-of-completion accounting.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related discipline. MBA and/or CPA required.

  • Experienced and highly proficient with ERP systems. Knowledge of Jobscope, SQL, PowerBi, is a plus.

  • Proven advanced Excel skills.

  • Effectively collaborates and communicates with all levels of management and cross-functional teams.

  • Skilled in presenting data for the different levels of the organization.

  • Drive to improve, automate and scale existing processes.

  • Show propensity for learning, and demonstrate ability to identify, analyze, interpret, and deliver sound solutions. Resourceful and curious.

  • Strong analytic skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and present significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Possesses an advanced understanding of accounting theory, current accounting issues, accounting systems, and internal controls.

  • Proven ability to plan and manage multiple projects while meeting set deadlines of team deliverables.

  • Proven ability to make sound, fact-based decisions and recommendations.

  • Proven ability to adapt and excel in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment.

  • Excellent attention to details.

    AST is proud of our team. Providing challenging and rewarding work, with opportunities for personal/professional development is our key to this longevity. AST is an equal opportunity employer. This is a full-time position based in Tacoma. Compensation is competitive, including salary, bonus potential, health plan, and paid time off.

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