Accountant (9 Month Contract)

Dartmouth, NS, Canada
Full Time
Mid Level

Clinical Logistics, a CellCarta company was founded in 2002. Clinical Logistics has supported clinical trials in over 50 countries. The company has earned a reputation for quality and customer service excellence with some of the largest pharmaceutical companies, biotechs and CROs. Answering an unmet need in the marketplace for high quality handling of critical samples from clinical trial sites to the laboratory, CLI is positioned as a key player in clinical trial logistics with a focus on specialty specimens. Clinical Logistics services also include assembly and distribution of kits for pharmacokinetic / pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) and pharmacogenomic (PG) sample collection and shipping.

About CellCarta

CellCarta is a leading provider of specialized precision medicine laboratory services to the biopharmaceutical industry. Leveraging its integrated analytical platforms in immunology, histopathology, proteomics and genomics, as well as related specimen collection and logistics services, CellCarta supports the entire drug development cycle, from discovery to late-stage clinical trials. The company operates globally with over 800 employees in its nine facilities located in Canada, USA, Belgium, Australia, and China.


As a member of CellCarta's logistics Finance & Accounting Centre team, this role reports to the Director of Finance. The Accountant will be primarily responsible for working cross-functionally with Finance Department team members to prepare monthly Financial Statements. The ideal candidate has an analytical mind, great communication skills, and an understanding of the full accounting cycle. This role is a nine month contract with the possibility of becoming permanent.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the month-end exercise by generating various business and operational reports
  • Prepare cash flow tables on a weekly basis
  • Supports the maintenance of finance master data including chart of accounts, profit and cost centers, cost elements, etc.
  • Contributes to the continuous improvement and efficiency of the corporate accounting function
  • Promotes effective lateral communication and coordination across groups, both internal and external to the corporate accounting function
  • Assist with auditor requests
  • Research and respond to ad hoc information requests
  • Participate and assist in the preparation of the year-end audit file
  • Occasionally assist Accounts Payable and Billing departments in month-end tasks

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Commerce / Accounting required
  • Enrolled and pursuing, or has Canadian CPA designation, an asset
  • 2 to 5 years of accounting or finance in a medium sized company
  • Experience in financial systems (MS Dynamics 365 Business Central a plus)
  • Experience in Full Month end cycle
  • Experience in financial reporting is a plus
  • Experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry is a plus 

Key Skills Required:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Detail oriented with strong follow-through and initiative
  • Good Excel skills (Sumifs, vlookup, pivot tables, etc.)
  • Excellent English communication skills (written and spoken)
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Self-motivated with outstanding initiative & proven success with meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrate proactive problem solving
  • Ability to handle constant change
  • Ability to contribute to a cooperative team environment

What we offer:

  • A dynamic and rapidly changing global environment allowing personal growth
  • A company that is fit for the future
  • A competitive salary and benefits
  • A great team you can work with



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