Amgen Senior Manager of Technical Accounting in Thousand Oaks, California

Amgen is seeking a Senior Manager of Technical Accounting in our Corporate Accounting team, to be based in our global headquarters in Thousand Oaks, CA. The Senior Manager is a key part of the Finance organization and is responsible for ensuring GAAP and SEC reporting requirements are met for significant and/or non-routine transactions. The Incumbent will report to the Director of Technical Accounting and SEC Reporting and will assist in providing thought leadership and current best practices surrounding technical accounting and external reporting issues globally.

The Senior Manager of Technical Accounting works closely with Amgen's Business Development group to provide accounting support related to strategic transactions and ensuring compliance with GAAP and SEC reporting requirements. Also, the Incumbent is involved and participates in the preparation of the company's SEC reports (10K, 10Qs, 8-Ks, Proxy, etc.).

Responsibilities for the Senior Manager include:

  • Ensures compliance with GAAP and SEC reporting requirements

  • Assists Business Development by providing accounting guidance and recommending deal structures on potential licensing agreements, collaborations, equity purchases, and business combinations

  • Supports Global Accounting Operations, Treasury, Tax and Financial Planning and Analysis functions by providing advice on the accounting treatment for a wide range of transaction types (e.g., revenue recognition, leases, and debt)

  • Ensures key stakeholders (including, but not limited to, the Chief Accounting Officer, leadership within Accounting Operations, and Amgen's independent auditors) are aware of contemplated deals and the potential impact to Amgen

  • Collaborates with different business functions and teams to perform accounting due diligence on potential transactions

  • Ensures optimization for all contract provisions related to ongoing accounting obligations such as reporting, royalties, audits, etcetera

  • Accounts for business combinations, including the review and management of any related purchase accounting valuation activities

  • Monitors, assesses, and documents the potential impact of new accounting standards and assist with setting Amgen's global accounting policies

  • Documents conclusions on executed transactions in technical accounting memos

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Finance and/or Technical Accounting experience


Master's degree and 6 years of Finance and/or Technical Accounting experience


Bachelor's degree and 8 years of Finance and/or Technical Accounting experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of Finance and/or Technical Accounting experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Finance and/or Technical Accounting experience


2 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA

  • CPA

  • 4+ years of Big 4 or other large national audit firm experience in the application of US GAAP to acquisitions, valuations, partnerships and licensing transactions

  • Experience in Pharmaceutical / Biotech industry

  • Progressive accounting / finance experience, including corporate level public company experience

  • Strong technical skills including US GAAP and SEC reporting

  • Ability to work in cross-functional team environment across multiple senior levels of management

  • Strong written and verbal communication, as well as presentation skills

  • Detail-oriented and strong business analytical skills

  • Outgoing personality and confident ability in dealing with all levels of management within the organization

  • Ability to work independently

  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.