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Accounting Manager

Job ID: BH436840

Category: Accounting Manager

Specialty: Accounting & Finance

Accounting Manager

Direct Hire

Job Location: Cambridge MA or Ann Arbor MI need to be onsite but flexible for hybrid working over the next few months.

Hours: 40

Company Information, Industry, Size: Large BioTech company

Interview Process: Phone interview with HR first followed by virtual interviews with Assistant Controller and Controller


Must Haves:

  • BA
  • Public or Public Accounting experience
  • CPA


  • Supervisory or Managerial experience is a bonus but not necessary 
  • BioTech industry


The Accounting Manager will be responsible for leading the month end close process and drive accurate and timely financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP. In this highly visible role, the Accounting Manager will work cross-functionally with leaders across the company to ensure the close is completed timely and support the business by providing accounting guidance on various initiatives. The Accounting Manager will oversee accounting issues, streamline process, enhance accounting systems and develop, implement controls enabling them to scale.



  • Responsible for the timely and accurate completion of the month end close
  • Review journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Regular review and analysis of balance sheet and income statement accounts
  • Oversee the revenue recognition policies and procedures and ensuring the accuracy of revenue
  • Oversight of the accounts payable team, providing support and leadership
  • Drive the timely completion of the annual audit. Act as a primary point of contact throughout the audit process for external/internal auditors and consultants
  • Drive continuous process improvement in both the Finance/Accounting teams as well as in the month end close process
  • Oversee accounting issues, streamline process, enhance accounting systems and develop, implement controls enabling them to scale
  • Develop, document and maintain accounting policies, including updating or developing new policies to ensure consistency and compliance with GAAP and other reporting requirements; Provide ongoing training of Company’s accounting policies
  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of process improvements including automation within the ERP and other tools where possible, to simplify, standardize and streamline processes
  • Develop staff by managing performance, setting goals, providing ongoing training, and
  • maintaining strong employee relationship
  • Ad hoc projects as needed



Leadership Qualifications:

An ongoing commitment to conducting our global business according to the highest legal and ethical standards, and to continually pursue excellence in the development and delivery of all of our products and services. This includes:

  • Respecting the laws and operating within the applicable regulations of the places in which we conduct business, as well as our own Company policies and procedures.
  • Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.
  • Constantly striving to make Vericel a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.
  • Acting as role models for our fellow employees by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of experience; CPA required
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required; master’s degree in accounting preferred
  • 3+ years Public company experience
  • Life sciences/Biotech/Medtech experience preferred
  • Expertise and experience in U.S. GAAP, ASC 606 and SOX
  • Experience with Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Strategic mindset with ability to manage multiple deliverables and projects
  • Willingness to be into the details
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Direct

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts