Capital Associated Industries, Inc.
  • Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Founded in Lyon, France in 2004, ERYTECH is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapies for rare forms of cancer and orphan diseases. Placing the patient at the heart of our priorities, demonstrating ethics and respect towards each person, Erytech is focused on becoming a global leader in rare cancer and orphan diseases space. Since our inception, our mission has been to make a sustained investment in R&D in order to meet the challenges of public health and to offer innovative therapies to target markets with high unmet medical needs, particularly in the field of cancer. Our company has been classified as a Pharmaceutical Facility and develops its activities in close collaboration with health professionals, particularly physicians and pharmacists.


The Staff Accountant will have full ownership of accounts payable and the expense report processing functions in the accounting department and serve as the point of contact for other teams. Additional responsibilities include preparing journal entries and reconciliations for the monthly general ledger close.


Key responsibilities:


  • Responsible for vendor payable processing from receipt of invoices to payment in accordance with company policy: prepares vouchers and approved invoices for payment; processes payments in a timely manner; prepares Form 1099's annually
  • Works with management and vendor responsible parties to ensure invoices are properly approved in a timely manner
  • Reviews employee expense reports for proper backup and appropriate use of account codes and approvals in accordance with company policy
  • Responds to vendor and employee inquiries regarding invoices, expenses and check requests; resolves invoice discrepancies
  • Performs daily accounting activities required to maintain the financials of the company
  • Assists with the implementation of a Dynamics ERP system, including participating in process flow design and testing
  • Assists with Sarbanes Oxley compliance work, including ensuring proper documentation for transactions and assisting with year-end testing of controls
  • Performs aspects of monthly intercompany expense reconciliations and resulting entries
  • Works with the parent company finance and accounting team to ensure consistency with accounts payable coding treatments
  • Compiles backup documentation for auditor selections
  • Performs monthly company credit card reconciliation, coding and compiling of backup documentation
  • Compiles requested information for annual tax filings
  • Works with the Purchasing department to ensure that all significant expenses have corresponding approved purchase orders in accordance with company policies
  • Sets up new vendors and ensure that all necessary documentation has been received, as needed
  • Prepares monthly journal entries and month-end account analyses and reconciliations
  • Maintains fixed asset and associated depreciation schedules
  • May provide support for the department in respect to various treasury duties
  • Proactively seeks ways to continuously improve processes and practices that will result in greater efficiencies and better controls
  • Assists with related special projects as required
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Knowledge, skills and experience:


Please detail the knowledge, skills and experience required to undertake the position at a fully competent level (including level of language)



Bachelors of Science in Accounting or equivalent from an accredited university


2+ years of accounting experience in a high-volume, fast paced environment


Specific knowledge & skills

Working knowledge of accounting systems

Proficient in MS Office with advanced Excel skills

Demonstrated ability of maintaining confidential and proprietary information

CPA preferred but not necessary

Working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics preferred but not necessary


Interpersonal & Communication skills


Willingness to adjust schedule during peak periods

Excellent communication skills (written and oral)


Travel percentage


~5-15%, some international


NB: This description is standard and only mentions the main elements, competences and missions of the job position. It is not all-comprehensive and may evolve depending on the company's needs.

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