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Sr. Accountant

Covance 4/15/2019 5:55:48 AM
JOB ID: 30311 Category: Finance
Madison, Wisconsin



Job Overview

At Covance, we offer real work assignments that complement one's education, are challenging and are recognized by the organization as valuable. Our interns have the opportunity to showcase their work, allowing them to demonstrate their achievements by interacting with and presenting to Covance senior management, their supervisor and mentors. In addition, Covance encourages professional development and career exploration through program workshops, each designed to help students prepare for a thriving career in our industry.


* To perform senior level accounting activities in the areas of general ledger and financial reporting, expense analysis, capital projects, audit, and other related functions.
* To assist the Controller by performing analysis activities and by assisting with ongoing closing and reporting functions for Covance Laboratories.


* Ability to research and conclude on complex accounting topics.
* Ability to be a key contributor in various special projects (M&A, Integration, etc.)
* Performs regular general ledger and period end closing responsibilities including, but not limited to, journal entries, review of expenses, accruals, allocations, etc.
* Prepares monthly financial reports, quarterly SEC schedules, account reconciliations, and other financial schedules or analyses as assigned.
* Analyzes budget vs. actual performance data; assists with interpretation and analysis of reports.
* Prepares quarterly fluctuation analysis (income statement & balance sheet).
* Prepares annual tax schedules as required by Corporate.
* Assists with regular review of account reconciliations and resolution of outstanding items.
* Assists with the development and implementation of financial policies and internal controls.
* Performs measures to monitor and control capital expenditures and fixed assets.
* Assists with the coordination of work requirements for all external, internal, and special audits.
* Makes recommendations for improvements in processes and/or quality of information reported and assists with implementation of action plans.
* Performs other related duties or special projects as assigned.
* Assists Controllership team as required.


* B.S. in Accounting plus 3-5 years core general ledger and/or audit Experience . Professional certification (CPA) and audit Experience strongly preferred.
* Knowledge of financial statements and GAAP.
* Proven ability to review and analyze data and the ability to generate recommendations.
* Displays leadership qualities with the desire to grow in the company.
* Strong computer operation skills including accounting system and Excel spreadsheets.
* Excellent written and verbal communications skills.


3-5 years core general ledger and/or audit Experience . Professional certification (CPA) and audit Experience strongly preferred.

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Madison, WI - Wisconsin


Covance Recruiting Process

Below is a general Overview of Our Recruiting Process

If you’d like to work for us, please submit your resume/CV online. If your ability to use or access our electronic application is limited due to a disability, please visit or call 1-800-978-4473 for help.

We consider applications from everyone who is interested in a position with us and who meets the required criteria and qualifications.

If your application is selected, someone from our recruiting team will contact you to arrange an initial screen. We may carry this out over the phone or at a face-to-face meeting. You must complete the screen to be considered for the position.

Based on the results of the initial screen, we may invite you to an interview. One of our recruiting team members will contact you to arrange this. The process may involve several interviews, initially over the phone, and then face-to-face with different members of the hiring team.

Our interviews follow a behavioral-based format. This means we’ll ask you to give us information that’s specific to your professional and educational experiences.

Hiring team members will share and discuss their input and then make their decision.

If you’re the person who best meets the requirements of the position, a member of the hiring team will get in touch to make you an offer of employment. Covance is an eVerify employer (United States only).