• Senior Accountant

Company & Location: Advanced Life Sciences in Woodridge , IL
Reporting to : Director of Finance & Controller
Degree Required: BS , CPA preferred

Background & Requirements:
We are a public biopharmaceutical company that recently completed an IPO. We have an immediate opening for a senior accountant with BS/CPA, 5-6 years public company experience, and SEC reporting/SOX experience. We are implementing a new, Great Plains accounting system, so specific knowledge in this area would be very useful. This position will conduct the month-end close, provide variance analysis, and help with the 10Q/10K work. Knowledge of current accounting pronouncements and reporting techniques is required.

Job Description:
The senior accountant is a key member of the Finance team. Major responsibilities for this position include:

•  Maintenance of Accounting system and all aspects of the General Ledger.

•  Perform all functions of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Payroll.

•  Perform the month-end close and make any necessary adjustments to the General Ledger.

•  Produce timely monthly financial statements.

•  Maintain bank accounts and complete monthly reconciliations.

•  File bi-weekly payroll and quarterly payroll tax payments.

•  Maintain cash forecasts.

•  Process monthly research and development costing reports.

•  Produce special analysis and reports as required.

•  Assist in the development of the quarterly reporting package which includes the 10Q, earnings conference call script and earnings press release.

•  Assist in the filing of other SEC filings such as 8K's, 10K's, Forms 3, 4 and 5 and proxies.

•  Develop and maintain SBIR grant reporting.

•  Develop and maintain sales and use tax reporting.

•  Assist with year-end tax planning and preparation of corporate tax returns.

•  Maintain all fixed assets systems & capital acquisition reporting.

•  Assist in the management of employee benefits program as it pertains to accounting.

•  Participate in the implementation of our Sarbanes Oxley program.

•  Participate in system implementations (general ledger and stock option reporting systems).

The successful candidate will be accustomed to working in a smaller, entrepreneurial-based company and be comfortable in a multi-tasking environment. We offer a competitive base salary along with a comprehensive health care program including 401-k program. Stock options are also expected to be part of the compensation plan for the right individual. Our website is www.advancedlifesciences.com .


For consideration, please send your Curriculum Vitae to:

Human Resources
1440 Davey Road
Woodridge, IL 60517


Please attach your resume in Word or PDF format.

Please, no telephone requests.


At Advanced Life Sciences we value our employees and offer a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, life and disability insurance, 401k plan and more.

Advanced Life Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and openly complies with all federal, state and municipal laws which prohibit discrimination because of age, race, color, religion, sex, nationality or disability.