Advanced Group

  • Senior Accountant - International

    Job Locations US-IL-Deerfield
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
    Advanced Clinical
  • Overview

    Advanced Clinical is a global clinical development organization that provides CRO, FSP, Quality & Validation, and Strategic Resourcing services for biopharmaceutical and medical device organizations. Our mission is to deliver a better clinical experience for our clients. With global experience in over 50 countries, we are committed to improving all lives touched by clinical research. We understand the complex nature of the clinical research industry and approach each opportunity with compassion. Together, we answer the hopes of patients and healthcare professionals with industry-leading services in global life-sciences. As part of the Advanced Group family of companies, Advanced Clinical employees provide the support, structure, and professional background and experience for better clinical trials and research. They are the foundation of our energetic and collaborative environment, where constant learning and service to others take top priority. We seek dynamic, hard-working team members who are inspired to work amongst diverse backgrounds and perspectives. From our altruistic mission to outstanding career development opportunities, there’s no better place to grow your career than Advanced Clinical.


    Under minimal supervision, this position is responsible for Advanced Clinical International and related Outside United States (OUS) subsidiaries revenue recognition, expense reporting, billing, month-end close, cash flow analysis, compilation and distribution of financial statements, banking, and analysis including margin, project/client/country reporting, and budget vs. actual.


    • Main point of contact for local accountants for all OUS subsidiaries.
    • Review and approve monthly/quarterly VAT filings prepared by local accountants.
    • Review CIT filings prepared by local accountants and submit to Managing Director (MD) for final approval.
    • Oversee the preparation, approval by MD, and filing of year-end Financial Statements for all OUS subsidiaries.
    • Establish and manage accounting / tax filing deadline calendar for all OUS subsidiaries.
    • Responsible for daily, weekly, and monthly reporting as well as analysis of that financial information across all business units. Review/check monthly trial balances/P&Ls for all OUS subsidiaries.
    • Execute or oversee (if delegated to local accountants) monthly bank statement reconciliations for all OUS subsidiaries.
    • Support Managing Director in preparing monthly/quarterly cash demand forecast for all OUS subsidiaries. Manage international cash flow, including timely funding of subsidiaries.
    • Develop reporting and analysis tools as needed throughout the organization. For OUS subsidiaries, establish an invoice approval process, financial reporting cadence and reporting format, and creating project workbooks, linking/leveraging existing CRO U.S. format.
    • Review/check all intercompany invoices prepared by local accountants and submit to MD for final approval and signature (requires wet ink signature in most countries).
    • Post electronic payments (to local vendors) in the banking systems of all OUS subsidiaries (unless delegated to local accountants) and prepare them for final approval and release (electronic) by MD.
    • Coordinate budgeting activities (process and timetable) across the organization, including service teams and other cost center departments.
    • Work with members of each service team to update key operating measures in our forecasting models (financial modeling) as well as identify and understand differences between actual results and forecast.
    • Provide ad-hoc reporting and analysis as required by senior management.
    • Develop KPIs to track key initiatives and incorporate in existing reporting packages.


    • Education – BA/BS degree in Accounting or Finance.
    • Training – not applicable.
    • Certification – none required.
    • Experience
      • Minimum of 4 years of accounting or finance experience.
      • Advanced knowledge of MS Office, specifically Excel.
      • Working knowledge of a general ledger system (e.g., Great Plains, SAP, PeopleSoft, etc.) Great Plains a plus.
      • Candidate must demonstrate positive attitude and attention to detail.
      • Excellent communication and organization skills are essential.
      • Must multi-task and learn new tasks quickly, and be a self-motivator.
      • Must deliver the outcomes and meet the deadlines.
      • International experience in finance preferred.
      • Research skills, critical thinking, very detailed oriented, ability to plan, coordinate and prioritize multiple activities in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

    What’s in it for you? Advanced Group offers competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits packages, and a flexible work environment designed to help our team members and their families stay healthy, meet their financial goals, and generally thrive in and beyond work. Visit the links below to discover all that Advanced Group has to offer:

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    For a complete list of all of our job openings, please visit Advanced Group’s career site here.


    It is Advanced Group’s practice not to discriminate against any employee or applicant because of sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or sexual preference, pregnancy or maternity, genetic information, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

    This practice applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, layoff, Company-sponsored education, social and recreational programs, and treatment on the job.  If you have a disability or handicap and would like us to accommodate you in any reasonable way, please inform your recruiter so that we can discuss the appropriate alternatives available.


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