Senior Accountant, North America Controllership - Hybrid WorkStyle: 3 days remote & 2 days onsite

Location:  San Rafael, California Category: Accounting


Who We Are

For more than two decades, going our own way has led to countless breakthroughs, bettering the lives of those suffering from rare genetic disease. In 1997 we were founded to make a big difference in small patient populations. Now we seek to make an even greater impact by applying the same science-driven, patient-forward approach that propelled our last 25 years of drug development to larger genetic disorders, as well as genetic subsets of more common conditions. Through our unparalleled expertise in genetics and molecular biology, we will continue to develop targeted therapies that address the root cause of the conditions we seek to treat. Applying our knowledge to make a transformative impact is not just a calling, but an obligation to those who will benefit most. The end goal has always been better lives and now we can reach more.

And the more people we reach, the more our impact can grow. We transform lives through genetic discovery.

Our Culture

Our desire to make a positive impact on our patients extends to our employees and BioMarin is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels seen, valued, and heard – so employees can thrive in all areas of their lives, in and outside of work. We seek to provide an open, flexible, and friendly work environment to empower people and to provide them with the ability to develop their long-term careers. Ultimately, we want to be an organization where people enjoy coming to work and take pride in our efforts to help patients.

By providing a foundation for all operations company wide, BioMarin’s General and Administrative teams support our mission of providing first and best in class therapeutics to patients who live with rare diseases. Our teams include groups such as finance, legal, human resources, corporate compliance and ethics, and information technology. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.


In the U.S., the salary range for this position is $ 89,760 to $ 134,640 per year, which factors in various geographic regions. Eligible for annual cash bonus. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A discretionary bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

401K match 1$1 for $1 up to 6% - IRS Restrictions Apply
Employee Stock Purchase Plan 
Flexible Schedule
Maternity & Paternity Leave
Professional Development Programs

SUMMARY - Senior Accountant, North America Controllership

This Senior Accountant role is part of the North America Controllership team responsible for the accounting for the Research and Development Function. The successful candidate will be an experienced accountant reporting to the Senior Manager, North America Controllership.  Candidate should be able to multi-task and work both independently in a fast-paced dynamic environment and be a strong collaborator and communicator as there will be a lot of interaction with business partners. Attention to detail and good analytical skills are essential to this role.

Main responsibilities include full responsibility of the accounting for non-clinical trials R&D 


  • Partnering with Research and Development Business Partners and FP&A to understand activities which drive the US GAAP accounting.
  • Provide guidance to the business and FP&A on accounting to include education, presentations and training.
  • Responsible for the preparation of monthly JEs’ and account reconciliations relating to the accounting areas for R&D, VAT, Contingent Consideration, Milestone agreements and other accounting areas.
  • Lead and participate in process transformation and efficiencies to include identifying and driving areas for streamlining and improvements
  • Contract review to determine the correct US GAAP Accounting and drafting of memos where necessary.
  • Completion of 10Q and 10K disclosure support for submission to the External Reporting team
  • SOX - Ensure internal controls are working effectively and propose improvements to support evolving accounting environment.
  • Support both internal and external audits.
  • Participate in global Cross Functional Projects for North America Controllership



  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in GL Accounting, preferably with combination of Big 4 audit and public company experience.
  • Experience in a public company would be a distinct advantage.
  • Experience of monthly close activities in a deadline driven environment
  • ERP systems experience preferable Oracle EBS
  • A strong desire to learn and progress
  • Someone who can work in their own initiative and a self-starter.


  • 3 Days virtual: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
  • 2 Days onsite: Tuesday & Thursday



Certified Public Accountant desirable and Bachelor’s in Accounting or related business degree is required.

PLEASE NOTE: Absent a Medical or Religious reason that prohibits vaccinations, all our incoming employees must be vaccinated for COVID-19.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.