Sr Accountant


Gaithersburg, MD, US, 20879


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 duties entail project accounting which includes government billing, revenue recognition, accruals and supporting programs with estimates to complete and pricing action changes.  In addition, the position supports Government audits, SOX audits, A-133 audits and other audits as necessary.  Prepares cost and pricing data as requested.

II: Responsibilites (Include key responsiblities only. This should not be an all encompassing list)

• Accounting, estimating, invoicing, reporting, and CAS/FAR compliance for U.S. Federal Government contracts and grants for a biopharmaceutical supplier to key government agencies.
• Prepare Bid and Provisional Indirect Rates
• Manage compliant project cost accounting system 
• Work with PM to established Work-Breakdown Structures (WBS) for SAP
• Review monthly invoices
• Generate program status reports for EVMS
• Provide cost impact of indirect rates changes for each program
• Provide interface and support for Government Audits
• Support SOX, Quarterly and Year – End audits
• Support A-133 audits
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 in Accounting / Finance or equivalent Experience
• 5-7 years’ experience with Accounting in a Government CAS/FAR environment
• Experience with corporate / contract accounting / reporting functions
• GAAP knowledge, CPA a plus
• Must have worked with Cost Reimbursable type contracts
• Special Skills/Abilities:
o Drive for results – can be counted on to exceed goals successfully
o Intellectual horsepower – deals with concepts and complexity comfortably
o Integrity and trust – is seen as a direct, truthful individual who keeps confidences and can admit mistakes
o Functional and technical – Strong knowledge of Government accounting principles.
o Problem solving – looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answer.
• Able to determine priorities; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goals
• Written skills – is able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles
• Oral skills – communication with key government contacts and assisting in negotiating contract terms
• Core Values: strong work ethic, high integrity, entrepreneurial spirit, collaborative environment



There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce.  Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable 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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    • We set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC