Staff Accountant, North America Controllership at BioMarin
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Staff Accountant, North America Controllership

Location San Rafael, California Workstyle Open to Hybrid
Who We Are

For more than two decades, going our own way has led to countless breakthroughs, bettering the lives of those suffering from rare genetic disease. In 1997 we were founded to make a big difference in small patient populations. Now we seek to make an even greater impact by applying the same science-driven, patient-forward approach that propelled our last 25 years of drug development to larger genetic disorders, as well as genetic subsets of more common conditions. Through our unparalleled expertise in genetics and molecular biology, we will continue to develop targeted therapies that address the root cause of the conditions we seek to treat. Applying our knowledge to make a transformative impact is not just a calling, but an obligation to those who will benefit most. The end goal has always been better lives and now we can reach more.

And the more people we reach, the more our impact can grow. We transform lives through genetic discovery.

Our Culture

Our desire to make a positive impact on our patients extends to our employees and BioMarin is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels seen, valued, and heard – so employees can thrive in all areas of their lives, in and outside of work. We seek to provide an open, flexible, and friendly work environment to empower people and to provide them with the ability to develop their long-term careers. Ultimately, we want to be an organization where people enjoy coming to work and take pride in our efforts to help patients.

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. 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 several 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. BioMarin Finance is growing rapidly with the overall Company and is developing into a cutting-edge global finance organization. It has operations in over 40 countries that drive significant global accounting and finance complexity. The Company has ambitious growth plans 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. For year to date June 2022, BioMarin’s commercialized products delivered total revenue of $1.05 billion.


This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of the North America Controllership team,reporting to the Associate Director, North America Controllership.Thecandidate should be a strong collaborator who is able to multi-task and work independently in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. The candidate must possess a desire to learn, grow, and develop their skills. Attention to detail and strongorganizational and prioritization skills are essential.


  • Upload monthly journal entries and reconciliations related to various accounting functions
  • Liaise and follow up with business partners to ensure timely completion of monthly inputs for proper financial compliance
  • Prepare recurring journal entries and basic reconciliations
  • Process invoices inthe fixed assets subledger
  • Run monthly allocation programs and complete checks to ensure accuracy
  • Run and distribute various weekly transactional reports
  • Prepare supporting documentation for monthly variance analyses
  • Compile and roll-forward documentation for quarterly audit
  • Provide support on ad-hoc projects
  • Other duties to support the financial close


  • Minimum 1-2 years of General Ledgeraccounting experience, or equivalent
  • Experiencein monthly close activities in a deadline-driven environment
  • ERP systems experience,preferably Oracle EBS or SAP
  • Excellent follow-through and communication skills
  • Strong Excel skills


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or Finance-related field

  • This team requires members to be onsite 2 days a week (Tuesdays & Thursdays).  There may be times when additional onsite is required.  

PLEASE NOTE: Absent a Medical or Religious reason that prohibits vaccinations, all our incoming employees must be vaccinated for COVID-19.

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

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San Rafael


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