Senior Accountant, US Controllership, WWRD

Location:  San Rafael, California Category: Accounting



Senior Accountant, US Controllership, WWRD

Who We Are

It takes a village, and at BioMarin our corporate groups are the people behind our success. Groups such as IT, Finance, Legal, Global Compliance & Ethics, and our People Team provide foundational support of all areas of operation at BioMarin.


This Senior Accountant role is part of the U.S. Controllership team, with a focus on the accounting for the WWRD (World-wide Research and Development) function. This role will be reporting to the Director, U.S. Controllership, and be part of a great team who values flexibility, excellence, integrity, and work-life balance.

We are a global company with teams across the US, EUCAN, ICON, and other regions. This role will be responsible for the U.S. WWRD accounting and will collaborate across different teams and functions of our business. This is a great opportunity to join us to learn about our WWRD business and accounting.

We offer a hybrid model to get both personal connections as well as remote flexibilities. Tuesday and Thursday in the San Rafael campus while Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are remote.

To learn more about BioMarin, please visit or find information from our publicly available 10-Q or 10-K filing with the S.E.C. with ticker BMRN.



  • Build strong partnership and collaboration with the WWRD business partners and within the finance organization to understand business activities and be the advisor in terms of accounting
  • Review vendor contracts to determine the proper U.S. GAAP accounting and prepare contract summary files, ability to interpret complex transactions and explain in simple terms
  • Perform WWRD accounting for pre-clinical, clinical trials, and/or alliance collaboration agreements during the financial close cycles (review POs and transactions, prepare prepaid, accruals, reclass journal entries etc)
  • Prepare balance sheet account reconciliations
  • Perform flux analysis and provide commentary to explain what’s going on in the business
  • Ensure income statement and balance sheet are accurate and compliant with U.S. GAAP and company policies
  • Complete 10-Q and 10-K requests for submission to the External Reporting team
  • Complete tasks to support both internal and external audits, SOX control compliance
  • Seek process improvements and efficiencies to drive synergy across the teams and regions




  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in General Ledger Accounting or financial audit
  • Experience in financial close activities or financial audit in a deadline-driven environment
  • Experience in dealing with high volume and complex contract interpretation



  • Oracle and/or SAP ERP systems experience
  • Understanding of the Record to Report and Source to Pay processes
  • Excellent in Excel formulas and data analytics
  •   Life science / Pharma industry with prior research and development experience a big     plus


A strong candidate will be our “go to person” to lead, solve problems, and get stuff done. Attention to details, organization, critical thinking, and good analytical skills are essential to this role.



Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required or equivalent accounting experiences


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.