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Senior Accountant, US GL - United States  

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Posted on : 18 May 2017

Project Description


BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind. 

By providing a foundation for all operations company wide, BioMarin’s General and Administrative teams support our mission of providing first and best in class therapeutics to patients who live with rare diseases. Our teams include groups such as finance, legal, human resources, corporate compliance and ethics, and information technology. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.


BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRN) is a world leader in developing therapies to treat rare genetic diseases, and after almost two decades, BioMarin’s extensive research and development efforts continue to expand the boundaries of medicine. Guided by its commitment to the rare disease community, the company seeks to rapidly develop first-in-class or best-in-class therapies that will make a meaningful difference to small patient populations.

BioMarin has five commercialized products and multiple clinical and pre-clinical product candidates in its pipeline. The company’s clinical success on behalf of its rare disease patients has produced robust revenue growth from BioMarin’s existing products. The company expects to turn the corner toward profitability by achieving non-GAAP breakeven or better in 2017 and bottom line growth in the years to follow. For the nine months ended September 30, 2016, strong demand and revenue growth across BioMarin’s commercialized products delivered total revenue of $816.7 million.

Today, BioMarin Finance is growing rapidly with the overall company and is developing into a cutting edge global finance organization. BioMarin has over $1B of annual revenues and operations in over 40 countries that drive significant global accounting and finance complexity. The company has ambitious growth plans in the immediate future and has an enthusiastic global finance team that is eager to deliver a world-class accounting and finance function to BioMarin and its stakeholders.

BioMarin trades on the Nasdaq under ticker BMRN and is headquartered in San Rafael, California.


This is an exciting opportunity to join the Biomarin US GL team supporting the company’s rapid growth, leading process transformation and cross-functional projects, partnering with international counterparts and FP&A with heavy exposure to the business. 

The Sr. Accountant, Corporate Accounting will be responsible for deliverables critical to the Company’s corporate financial close through applying accounting principles and procedures to analyze, record, reconcile and report the company’s financial results. Must be a good communicator and interact with Finance department personnel and other departments in order to gain proper understanding of operating transactions and financial statement components.  This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including the monthly accounting close and financial statement preparation cycle, quarterly external audit, SOX compliance activities and ongoing business process transformation activities.

The successful candidate will be an experienced accountant and will report to the Senior Manager, Corporate Accounting.  Candidate should be able to multi-task and work both independently in a fast-paced dynamic environment and be a strong collaborator with peers.  Candidate must possess a strong desire to learn, grow and develop their skills while providing enhancement to the current accounting function.  Attention to detail and good analytical skills are essential.

  • Accounting for transactions and performing reconciliations for related Balance Sheet accounts including participation in process transformation initiative
  • Performing monthly variance analysis on correlated PL accounts
  • Accounting for Accruals and partnering with FP&A team on the monthly accrual process
  • Accounting for Convertible Debt, NQDC, Equity, taxes for stock compensation, VAT, certain cash accounts
  • Cross train with other team members to provide coverage, if/when needed
  • Internal and External audits support
  • Sarbanes Oxley compliance
  • SEC Disclosure support
  • Actively participate in process transformation of the monthly close cycle
  • Policy and SOP drafting
  • Work on Ad Hoc projects


Minimum 5 years’ experience in Accounting, preferably with combination of Big 4 audit and public company experience.

Public company corporate accounting experience, with close experience in a complex environment, required.

Ability to partner in a multi-entity environment.

ERP system experience required as related to general ledger, and close. (Oracle EBS R12 and HFM preferred)


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.