Accounting Manager

Finance Bridgewater, New Jersey


Cosette Pharmaceuticals is a US based, diversified pharmaceutical company with a proven topicals and dermatology portfolio and a growing branded pharmaceuticals business. We are fully integrated, with a deep focus on internal R&D, high quality manufacturing standards and commercial sales excellence. We continue to diversify and expand through strategic partnerships, acquisitions and internal R&D.

Our highly experienced leadership team are busy writing the next, most ambitious chapter of our story. Building on a 100+ year heritage, their shared vision of innovation will leverage the expertise of more than 350+ team members, and infrastructure to create remarkable new opportunities for the patients and physicians we serve every day.

Cosette is headquartered in Bridgewater, NJ with 2 additional locations in the U.S. The South Plainfield, NJ office consists of an R&D Laboratory and other functional areas. The Lincolnton, NC site is a fully functioning, state of the art, manufacturing facility.

Innovating every day.™

Responsible for applying accounting principles and procedures to prepare and analyze financial information, in order to prepare accurate and timely reporting to ELT/BOD. Ensure appropriate accounting control procedures are followed through leadership of the general accounting department.  Expected to work cross functionally to develop and implement methodologies and practice to achieve compliance and maintain financial statements and related accounting documents. The Manager will utilize his/her knowledge of technical accounting matters and GAAP to effectively and efficiently perform reporting requirements and assist the Company in ensuring accounting close and reporting compliance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monthly preparation, review and reconciliation of Cosette financial information for management reporting, as well as the required reporting to out Board of Directors
  • Maintain financial security through implementation of financial controls
  • Oversee the monthly close process and assist the GL team as needed in order to meet closing deadlines directed by the Chief Financial Officer
  • Preparation of more complex account reconciliations and monthly review of balance sheet reconciliations prepared by staff
  • Documentation of the various systems & processes enhancements.
  • Maintains accounting controls through maintenance of Chart of Accounts and defining accounting policies and procedures
  • Assist in the preparation of the quarterly and annual close calendar and manage tasks to completion with prescribed deadlines
  • Ownership and review of monthly financial statements and related analytics
  • Research and analysis of accounting pronouncements.
  • Coordinate and manage the annual external audits of all entities.
  • Support sales, IT, R&D, business development and operations managers as needed through researching and interpreting accounting policy to prepare financial analysis and make recommendations regarding resolution of financial issues
  • Provide management oversight and guidance to accounting staff
  • Provide key financial ratios with analytics for significant fluctuations
  • Knowledge for maintenance and support of financial systems; Oracle, HFM, etc.
  • Interact with ELT and Senior Management on all matters pertinent to financial reporting and accounting.

Qualification Requirements:

  • BS Accounting
  • 6-10 years related GL accounting and financial reporting experience required, cost accounting experience in a manufacturing environment a plus
  • CPA required, MBA a plus
  • Pharmaceutical experience highly recommended
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively cross-functionally Team player,
  • Results driven self-starter, who can work independently or with minimal supervision and who has success in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to implement and maintain financial controls and accounting policies and procedures
  • Prior supervisory experience required (3 years minimum)
  • Public accounting experience a plus
  • attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and oral)
  • Judgment and problem-solving
  • Oracle, SAP or other ERP system experience     
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365

Equal Opportunity Employment

Providing “equal employment opportunity” is one of the most important people policies of Cosette Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Our goal is to do all that we realistically can to provide genuine equal employment opportunity to applicants and employees in all phases of our operation. It is the policy of this Company that there shall be no discrimination with respect to employment, or any of the terms and conditions of employment, because of an individual’s race, creed, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, gender identity or expression, affectional or sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partnership, familial status, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, disability (including AIDS and HIV infection), genetic information, liability for service in the United States armed forces or any other legally protected status. The Company is dedicated to ensuring that all employment decisions are in accordance with these principles of equal employment opportunity.