Senior Accountant

Rockville, Maryland
Sep 07, 2023
Oct 07, 2023
Full Time

Senior Accountant

US Rockville - Hybrid Role

The Emmes Company, LLC ("Emmes") is a global, full-service Clinical Research Organization dedicated to excellence in supporting the advancement of public health and biopharmaceutical innovation. We believe in the power of truth, so much so that we named our company Emmes, which means truth. Through decades of experience we have learned that collaborative relationships thrive and human health benefits when truth is our compass.

Our "Character Achieves Results" culture is driven by five key values that guide our actions in the way we conduct research and distinguish us as an organization: Integrity, Agility, Passion for Excellence, Collaborative Partnerships and Intellectual Curiosity. We are a trusted partner to clients who share our passion for improving public health in a world of ever-changing scientific research.

If you share our motivations and passion in research, come join us! You will be joining a collaborative culture that empowers every Emmes employee - from entry level through top executive - to contribute to our clients' success by sharing ideas openly and honestly.

Primary Purpose

We are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented professional to join our Finance team as a Senior Accountant. The Senior Accountant will play a vital role in maintaining accurate and up-to-date financial records for our clinical research business and affliate entities. Working closely with the Assistant Global Corporate Controller and the accounting team, the Senior Accountant will be responsible for handling a higher volume of financial transactions and performing daily, monthly, and period-end accounting tasks using both DelTek Costpoint and Microsoft Great Plains ERP systems.


  • Daily Accounting Activities: Record and reconcile daily financial transactions, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and general ledger entries, ensuring data accuracy and completeness
  • Month-end and Period-end Closing: Collaborate with the Assistant Global Corporate Controller and the accounting team to facilitate timely and accurate month-end and period-end closing processes. Prepare and post journal entries and accruals as necessary
  • Balance Sheet Reconciliations: Prepare and Manage monthly balance sheet reconciliations for prepaids, fixed assets, debt balances and intercompany accounts
  • General Ledger Management: Maintain and update the general ledger for the clinical research business and other divisions, ensuring proper classification and coding of the transactions
  • Accounts Payable and Receivable: Review subledger transactions and balances, so as to ensure proper month-end close requirements and tie out of agings, working with the accounts payable and receivable teams to ensure timely period-end tasks completion
  • Bank Reconciliations: Perform bank reconciliations for multiple accounts, ensuring accurate and timely reconciliation of cash transactions. As well as maintaining credit card reconciliations and ensuring proper supporting documentation is provided
  • Financial Reporting Support: Assist in generating financial reports and statements as required for internal and external stakeholders, contributing to the overall financial analysis
  • Costpoint and Great Plains Utilization: Effectively utilize both DelTek Costpoint and Microsoft Great Plains ERP systems for accounting activities, maintaining data integrity, and generating reports
  • Compliance and Auditing: Ensure compliance with company accounting policies and regulatory requirements. Assist in preparing documentation for internal and external audits
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams to resolve accounting-related queries and provide support for financial data and reporting
  • Process Improvements: Identify opportunities for process enhancements to streamline accounting procedures and increase efficiency


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field with at least 3 years of relevant experience in accounting, with proficiency in handling general ledger accounting transaction volumes
  • Solid understanding of accounting principles and practices, including month-end and period-end closing procedures
  • Strong Organization, time management, and analytical skills
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail, ensuring accuracy in financial data and reports
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other accounting software
  • Effective communication skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams and assist in internal and external audits
  • Experience using both Deltek Costpoint and Microsoft Great Plains ERP systems is highly desirable
  • Experience working in a Federal Government Contracting environment is preferable
  • May travel between corporate locations

Emmes requires all US based Clinical Research Associate new hires to be fully vaccinated before their first day of employment. All new hires may also be required to comply with other COVID-19 health and safety protocols, such as masking or testing. Emmes complies with all applicable laws regarding reasonable accommodations or exemptions for religious, medical, or other legally protected reasons.

Why work at Emmes?

At Emmes, your actions and hard work will have a direct impact on public health initiatives, both globally and in our local communities with opportunities for volunteerism through our Emmes Cares community engagement program. We offer a competitive benefits package focused on the health and needs of our growing workforce, including:

  • Unlimited Approved Leave

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Work From Home Anywhere in the US

  • Maternal/Paternal Leave

  • Casual Dress Code & Work Environment


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The Emmes Company, LLC is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

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