Cell Signaling Technology

Senior Accountant

Job Locations US-MA-Danvers
Posted Date 1 week ago(9/9/2020 1:59 PM)
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Company Overview

Cell Signaling Technology, Inc. (CST) is a worldwide leader in the development and commercialization of antibodies, assays and research tools. As a company of scientists for scientists, we have developed PTMScan®, a technology to discover protein post-translational modifications, PhosphoSitePlus®, an online resource for investigation of post-translational modifications, and XMT® technology, a proprietary method to develop exceptional monoclonal antibodies. We are fully committed to developing new research tools to help define the mechanisms underlying cell function and disease, thereby broadly accelerating progress in biomedical research and medicine.

Position Summary

We are seeking a Senior Accountant to join our fast-paced, highly collaborative team.   The Senior Accountant will be responsible for ensuring that CST’s business transactions are properly processed and recorded in accordance with established internal controls, accounting processes and policies and analyzing financial reports and forecasts.


  • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with policies and procedures
  • Reconcile and analyze general ledger accounts, including:
    • Preparation of monthly journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, accruals, reserves, intercompany transactions and eliminations, payroll uploads, 401k reconciliations, fixed assets, etc.
    • Review of departmental spend against budget and investigate variances to budget
  • Conduct monthly close procedures, including upload of subsidiary financials into Oracle and shared responsibility for preparation of monthly consolidated reporting package
  • Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities
  • Conduct regular general ledger maintenance
  • Provide basic financial analysis and support to budget owners
  • Along with Corporate Accounting Manager, drive efficiencies and provide support in the areas of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Fixed Asset Management
  • Provide ongoing support to Corporate Controller
  • Key contributor on cross-functional project teams, as needed
  • Special projects and ad-hoc analysis, as needed


  • BS in Accounting
  • 7+ Years of related experience
  • Experience with Oracle or other large ERP system, including GL, Fixed Assets, AR/AP
  • Experience with Excel


Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Experience with QuickBooks
  • Demonstrated understanding of US GAAP
  • Ability to grasp and make “big picture” decisions, while maintaining strong attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively within a small, cohesive finance team
  • Ability to interact with external auditors and resolve issues quickly under supervision of Corporate Controller.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Proactive and supportive of change


Cell Signaling Technology, Inc. is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, status as a veteran or as a member of the military or status in any group protected by applicable federal or state laws.


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