Capital Associated Industries, Inc.
  • Durham, NC, USA
  • Full Time

Competitive benefits package, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Plan, 401K, Long-Term Disability, Vacation and Personal Time.

Cato Research is a full-service contract research and development organization with international resources dedicated to helping pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies efficiently and expeditiously navigate the regulatory approval process in order to bring new drugs, biologics, and medical devices to the people who need them. Cato is a non-laboratory environment.

We are looking for an experienced Financial Analyst to oversee general accounting operations through corporate reporting and analysis.

Financial Analyst responsibilities include producing and analyzing monthly financial reports for management, including forecasts, as well as reconciling account balances and bank statements, maintaining general ledger and preparing month-end close procedures. A successful Financial Analyst combines excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles to analyze financial reports and forecasts.

Senior accountant duties also include ensuring accuracy and effectiveness in all of our accounting tasks.


  • Produce financial reports and present their results
  • Produce forecasts and be able to support them to management
  • Analyze financial information and summarize financial status
  • Spot errors and suggest ways to improve efficiency and spending
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures
  • Assist with tax audits and tax returns
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP principles


  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures
  • In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Awareness of business trends
  • Familiarity with financial accounting statements
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process
  • Hands-on experience with accounting software packages
  • Advanced MS Excel skills including Vlookups and pivot tables
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • BS degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant
  • Relevant certification (e.g. CMA or CPA) will be preferred
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