Specialist, Accounting


Baltimore (Camden), MD, US, 21230

Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.

I: Job Summary 

The Financial Specialist will be responsible for a variety of accounting close functions for the Camden and Bayview sites.  In addition, will assist with financial reporting, cost accounting and other duties as assigned.

II: Responsibilities


  • Participate in monthly close process
  • Prepare and enter journal entries which include completing appropriate documentation and supporting work orders
  • Completion of budgetary, month-end, and ongoing cost accounting processes including accounting for cost of goods sold, manufacturing variances, etc.
  • Develop an understanding of the interrelationships between the inventory/manufacturing process and the SAP accounting system
  • Prepare detailed month-end general ledger account reconciliations for required accounts
  • Perform analysis and prepare reports for management as needed
  • Assist in the preparation of the monthly forecast process
  • Participate in annual budgeting process – To include overhead budgeting, as well as activity price setting and standard costing
  • Support Supply Chain in ensuring proper setup of of BOMs and Routings for new products, and validation of existing BOMs/Routings
  • Maintain Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance
  • Apply general accounting principles in the preparation and analysis of financial information
  • Provide pre-audit and audit support
  • Participate in or lead special projects as required
  • Prepare and analyze monthly/quarterly/annual financial statements and cost center management reports accurately and in a timely manner
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual schedules
  • Analyze and investigate variances and prepare reconciliation vs. budget, actual, forecast and prior year’s results
  • Complete Special projects and non-routine assignments as may be required by management


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by those in this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, and other duties may be assigned.

III: Education, Experience & Skills


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business, Finance or Accounting
  • CPA preferred or working towards certification
  • 3-5 years’ experience, preferably with some experience in a manufacturing environment (Process/Batch production experience is a plus)
  • Experience and knowledge of GAAP and SOX
  • Prior experience in Public Accounting is a plus
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Experience with financial systems (SAP strongly preferred)


IV: Physical/Mental Requirements


Type/keyboard, lift/carry 10 lbs, and pull 10 lbs.  Use phone, fax, copier, and computer. Organize/coordinate, analyze/interpret, problem solve, make decisions, plan, communicate, prepare written communications, and prepare transaction documents. May involve national and international travel.



Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, Protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actions—whether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the community—we strive every day to achieve this shared goal.


  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
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  • Own it always
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    • We set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.