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Sr Manager, Corporate Accounting

Location San Rafael, California
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.

Senior Manager, Corporate Accounting:

Manage the Corporate Consolidation function, leveraging the Oracle R12 GL module and Hyperion Financial Management (HFM).  The role will partner closely the global Accounting, Tax and Financial Planning teams to coordinate the chart of accounts, global financial consolidation and US GAAP financial statement reporting and analysis. 

BioMarin Finance has a strong continual process improvement culture focused on providing high quality global, consolidated financial analysis of periodic results.  This position will be responsible for leading continued process, reporting and internal control enhancements.  Close collaboration with Regional Finance, Technical Accounting, Tax and FP&A teams will be required. 

The successful candidate will have had experience in corporate and general ledger accounting with a proven acumen for managing and reporting financial data.  An understanding of SOX controls as it relates to reporting and systems is key for success in this role. 

The successful candidate must be able to effectively communicate information (conceptual, technical & operational), foster relationships across the organization, and demonstrate strong analytical skills with a solution-oriented mindset.  This is an individual contributor role reporting to the Associate Director, Corporate Accounting.


  • Manage global consolidation process across all legal entities.
  • Partner with our legal team, Corporate Tax and Human Resources in setting up new foreign entities.
  • Manage the global US GAAP chart of accounts, corporate allocations and Oracle based rules to support the company’s financial reporting objectives.
  • Actively liaise with FP&A, Regional Accounting and SEC Reporting on strategy and reporting requirements.
  • Work with Regional Accounting and Technical Accounting to record/report non-routine transactions.
  • Provide accounting and reporting guidance to Regional Accounting teams for GL close
  • Partner with our legal team, Corporate Tax and Human Resources in setting up new foreign entities.
  • Assist with internal and external audits
  • Actively support the further development of the Finance Department financial reporting strategy.
  • Educate the global Accounting organization on available reporting functionality.
  • Prepare and distribute the monthly and quarterly US GAAP financial statement package
  • Participate in the preparation of quarterly Audit Committee slide deck
  • Improve automation and efficiency in the consolidation and reporting process
  • Prepare, monitor and maintain the post close adjustments tracker and bridge reporting.
  • Support the consolidated FX analysis as part of the financial close and review process.
  • Prepare ad hoc analytics as needed to support Finance leadership.
  • As an integral part of the role, evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls for areas directly owned to ensure that they are working effectively and for proposed improvements to support evolving accounting environment.


Required Skills:

  • Minimum 8-10 years progressive experience in Finance and Accounting. 3+ years’ experience at a public accounting firm desirable.
  • Experience working across Finance and Accounting to understand activities that derive the accounting conclusions.
  • Have a strong understanding and application of US GAAP on all major accounting areas and ensure compliance of processes to GAAP
  • Demonstrate and maintain a positive customer service focus to both internal and external customers
  • Strong communication skills with experience of educating and influencing people at various levels in the Finance organization
  • Willingness and ability to work hands-on, collaboratively and with a sense of urgency, in a fast-paced environment
  • ERP system experience (Oracle and HFM preferred)

Desired Skills:

  • Experience managing the global financial consolidation of a multi-entity, multi-currency organization.
  • General accounting and accounting system experience in a complex environment.
  • Experience challenging accounting processes and assumptions.
  • Ability to apply internal controls objectives to accounting processes.
  • Proven record of leading projects to successful conclusion


Bachelor’s in Accounting or Business Administration or Finance with Accounting emphasis, preferred

Certified Public Accountant experience, preferred.


Computer skills including Oracle, HFM,  Excel, Word, Power Point and computerized G/L and financial reporting systems.


Heavy interaction with CAO, Corporate Controller, other Finance Department management and staff and external auditors.


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.

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We treat rare diseases, and that gives us rare opportunities. Chris Brodeur, Director, Corporate Compliance
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