Accounting Specialist


Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3T 5Y3


We go where others won’t, taking on some of the biggest public health challenges to protect and enhance millions of lives, and create a better, more secure world. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect and enhance life.


This position will foster teamwork and accountability, Striving for excellence and innovation to drive efficiencies in the Accounting department, as well as providing excellent internal customer service to other Emergent departments.


Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•    Prepare and analyze monthly/quarterly/annual financial statements and cost center management reports accurately and in a timely manner. 
•    Analyze and investigate variances and prepare reconciliation vs. budget, actual, forecast, and prior year’s results. 
•    Assist monthly economics metrics and analysis.
•    Assist monthly budgeting and forecasting. 
•    Complete various other reconciliations and analysis of accounting and financial data, working collaboratively with other Finance staff.
•    Observe and comply with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) controls in helping maintain a strong internal control environment and respond to various queries and requests from external/internal auditors.
•    Maintain detailed procedures for assigned tasks striving for organization and efficiency.
•    Coaching and providing mentorship to other accountants.
•    Complete Special projects and non-routine assignments as may be required by management.
•    Working on projects independently.

The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. 



•    Qualified candidates will have a CPA designation or passed CFE exam and have a minimum of 5 years related experience.  
•    Proficient in Microsoft Excel, have excellent problem solving skills and be very detail oriented.
•    Strong understanding of US GAAP accounting.  
•    Ability to multi-task and manage deadlines is essential.  Position will require ability to work with minimal supervision, review and approve other accountants work.  A broad range of prior work experience is preferred (Cost Accountant, Financial Accountant, Supervisor, Analyst, Industry specific experience).  
•    Experience with financial systems (SAP/ERP preferred) and budgeting/forecasting cycle processes and software. 
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills, be highly organized, and able to work independently or as a part of a team. 



Per CDC guidelines, Emergent strongly recommends that all employees working on site are vaccinated to help ensure their safety, as well as the safety of fellow employees. This includes the use of good judgment when determining when the CDC guidelines advise that you stay home when ill. 

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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Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.


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.


  • Lead with Integrity
    • We gain trust and confidence through ethics, quality, and compliance excellence
  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
  • Own it always
    • Every person at Emergent is engaged and accountable for delivering on our commitments.
  • Break through thinking
    • We take smart risks, pursue innovation and challenge ourselves to constantly improve.
  • Compete where it counts
    • We set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.