• Staff Accountant (Contract)

    Job Locations US-NJ-Jersey City
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Entrepreneurial Spirit, Rooted in Tradition. At Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Development America (MTDA), we can tout a storied reputation more than 300 years in the making. Our parent company, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (MTPC), is a research-driven pharmaceutical company with global reach – and one of Japan’s oldest and most respected companies.


    Relatively new to the U.S. market, the innovative compounds of the Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Group have already enjoyed commercial success under the brand labels of our U.S. partners. In this next phase of development, we plan to bring exciting new compounds to market under our own MT Pharma America label. We’re currently building a new commercial organization and expanding our other functions to support this strategy.


    The Staff Accountant, Expense Reimbursements supports all Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma group companies in North America from an accounting standpoint with an emphasis on travel and other expense processing.


    This is a contract position


    • Performs daily operations for Concur software eT&E process
      • Sets up and maintains the entire process in Concur, including assigning account code, registering approval process, registering project code, etc.
      • Creates expense reports in Concur related to invoice transactions with vendors.
      • Creates and manages purchase order number (PO#) for major contracts with vendors.
      • Manages payment schedules for each PO#
      • Responds to inquiries about work process in Concur and supports staff to create expense reports related to individual travel expense, etc.
    • Performs routine accounting functions, including Accounts Payable, system processing, check disbursement, expense report processing, etc.
    • Recommends best practices based on principles of accounting to accurately analyze, verify and review financial information and prepare financial reports.
    • Establishes, maintains and records financial controls issues including expense reimbursement procedure for payments to external companies, tracking and monitoring related payroll, disbursements expenses, tax payments and income.
    • Supports monthly, quarterly and annual balance sheet and P&L statements and other accounting schedules and reports including documentation for auditing.
    • Supports completion and finalizes financial statements for headquarters.
    • Adheres to and communicates accounting and auditing policies and procedures.
    • Interfaces with other related companies in North America and with corporate headquarters by supporting submission of periodic reports, managing inter-company charges and accounts, and responding to inquiries.
    • Supports American Express Corporate Card program.
    • Performs other departmental duties as assigned.


    • BS in Accounting
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in general accounting including month-end close and account reconciliation processes
    • Experience with Concur or other expense reimbursement software
    • Large ERP software experience (SAP preferred)
    • Other preferred experience: QuickBooks, corporate credit card programs
    • Familiar with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
    • Ability to interpret and apply accounting principles and practices
    • Excellent analytical skills
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Proficient in MS Office, particularly strong in Excel
    • Proven ability to query data using data extraction tools
    • Strong working knowledge of Concur (or similar software program)
    • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time
    • Manual dexterity required to operate office equipment, i.e. computers, phones, copy machine/printer
    • Ability to carry, handle and reach for objects
    • Ability to lift and pull up to 15 pounds


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