Manager Accounting; Lease, Construction & Project Management

Illumina, Inc.   San Diego, CA   Full-time     Accounting
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Posted on December 19, 2020

Basic Function and Scope of the Position:


The Manager of Accounting Lease, Construction, Project Management will be a key member of the corporate accounting team, responsible to manage the day-to-day operations of the accounting function.  In this leadership position, you will coach and mentor team members to complete accounting and reporting activities for various aspects of the accounting function including lease, construction and project accounting and project management of systems implementations and/or optimization projects in a complex and fast-paced environment.


Job duties include but not limited to:

  • Ensure proper accounting and reporting of all leases in accordance with lease terms and applicable accounting rules
  • Manage aspects of the monthly financial close process, including ensuring all costs incurred are properly recorded, reviewing journal entries, account balance reconciliations, variance analysis and report preparation
  • Responsible for close procedures and reporting of financial results for contracts, including analyzing balance sheet and expense accounts
  • Participate in the ongoing development/establishment of accounting policies and procedures and operational strategies including the review and implementation of process and system changes
  • Support in the design and implementation of corporate accounting policies and procedures and controllership initiatives and projects to enhance and automate internal controls over financial reporting
  • Maintain strong business partnerships with key counterparts including,
  • Maintain strong business partnerships with key counterparts including, Financial Planning & Analysis, Facilities and Global Information Systems
  • Recruit, coach and develop a team of accounting professionals in alignment with organizational strategies
  • Ensure compliance with internal control policies in a SOX environment
  • Ensure that the requests by the internal/external auditors for the annual audit and quarter reviews are accurately and timely prepared in support of public company requirements
  • Support the SEC reporting process through the review of footnote disclosure schedules prepared by your team
  • Participate in the design and execution of internal controls by updating process narratives, recommending changes to control documentation and maintaining evidence of performance of the control to ensure accurate presentation of financial statements and safeguarding company assets
  • Work with various internal and external business partners, as well as regional teams

All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional tasks and responsibilities.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • CPA and Big 4 Public Accounting experience preferred
  • Minimum of 7 years progressively responsible accounting and finance experience, including 3 years in a management capacity
  • ASC842 experience preferred
  • Life science and manufacturing industries accounting experience a plus
  • Ability to exercise judgement within defined procedures and policies to determine appropriate action
  • Ability to execute assignments in the form of objectives with goals
  • Ability to provide direction to employees according to established policies and management guidance, administer company policies that directly affect subordinate employees and recommend changes to unit or sub-unit policies
  • Applies management expertise to set direction and resolve problems in own discipline
  • Ability to identify and resolve technical, operational and organizational problems
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management and external agencies
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications especially Microsoft Excel
  • Prior experience in SAP and BlackLine  
  • Highly detail oriented and organized in work
  • Ability to be flexible and work analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Proven track record in driving projects and process improvement initiatives


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