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Director, Operations & Manufacturing Accounting

Company: Coherus Biosciences
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Title: Director, Operations & Manufacturing Accounting

Reports To: Assistant Controller

Location: Redwood City, California

Classification: Exempt


The right candidate for this role will be a high performer looking to own and lead the operational and manufacturing accounting for a growing list of anticipated commercial product launches. The work will be performed in a dynamic environment with opportunities to make significant contributions that will be highly visible and appreciated by a team committed to expanding patient access to important medicines and delivering significant savings to the U.S. healthcare system.

Key responsibilities include cost accounting, inventory management, critical analytics, and jumping in where necessary to help the team find solutions to various challenges. Additionally, the role will lead the preparation for increased complexity in accounting for the inventory cycle as our business grows, including the implementation of inventory management aspects of our near-term ERP implementation. This role will liaise with the manufacturing team and various other cross-functional teams within and outside of the company and will be a vital strategic contributor and analytical partner in matters concerning our supply chain.


  • Own operational accounting for the inventory and COGS areas, including recurring items such as recording cost accounting, balance sheet reconciliations, documentation, and analytics, as well as ad hoc items, such as projects and non-recurring transactions
  • Being an inspirational coach and leader to the cost accountant
  • Lead the transition from complex and manual processes to a sophisticated and future-ready ERP system in the applicable areas
  • Work cross-functionally with operations and supply chain to improve processes, such as those in standard costing and inventory analytics
  • Prepare inventory-related disclosures for SEC reporting
  • Ensure appropriate internal controls execution in the applicable areas
  • Coordinate with external auditors for auditor's request to ensure timely and efficient quarterly reviews and annual audits
  • Work closely with FP&A in developing forecasts for all components of product costing
  • Assist with research and documentation of technical accounting issues, as required


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA preferred

  • 10+ years of progressive experience, preferably in a mix of public accounting and industry working with global manufacturing environments

  • Pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology industry experience is preferred

  • Understanding of the technical accounting related to cost accounting and inventory

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to interact effectively with management team, peers, cross-functional teams and business partners

  • Strong understanding of SOX requirements

  • Strong in all of the following skills: attention to detail, analytical, problem solving, sense of ownership, organizational & project management

  • Team player, that is self-aware and contributes the working environment being great

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently

  • Experience with SaaS ERP and P2P systems (including implementations preferred)

  • Strong understanding of the manufacturing and drug development process, preferred

  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment

  • Proven track record in decision support, business analysis, and strategic analysis

  • Natural problem solver with proven ability to leverage data and analysis to support conclusions and recommendations

Keywords: Coherus Biosciences, Redwood City , Director, Operations & Manufacturing Accounting, Other , Redwood City, California

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