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Sun Pharmaceuticals, Inc Director of Accounting in Princeton, New Jersey

Director of Accounting

Location NJ, Princeton

Job Category Accounting/Finance

Employment Duration Full time

Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Inc. is the fifth largest generic pharmaceutical company in the world, and rapidly building brand presence. We manufacture, market and distribute pharmaceuticals to the nation’s largest wholesalers, distributors, warehousing and non-warehousing chain drugstores as well as managed care providers. Our goal is to continue to develop and market quality products that bring value to our customers and ultimately the patient. Current manufacturing capabilities allow Sun Pharma to develop products across most therapeutic categories.

At Sun Pharma we believe our people are an invaluable asset. Our culturally diverse workforce is one of our biggest strengths, along with the rich experience they bring across varied skill-sets. We are proud that our global workforce is bound by our common values:

Humility. Integrity. Passion. Innovation.


Director of Accounting

Responsibilities :

  • Ensuring effective internal controls over financial reporting in as validated via internal audit engagements.

  • Hands-on approach to managing the accounting function as part of ensuring that day-to-day processes are adequately addressed

  • Key interaction with shared service group in Hawthorne, NY that will be performing AR, Gross to Net and government reporting.

  • Overall general management of accounts receivable function and ensuring customer deductions are kept to a minimum and days of sales outstanding is within acceptable norms.

  • Overall management of customer credit

  • Automation of routine activities to manage departmental goals and objectives

  • Focus on documentation of accounting activities, preparation of manuals, and standard operating procedures

  • Continuously work on improving processes in the accounting function to compress closing of accounts to meet the corporate timelines

  • Lead for the US corporate initiated projects on key objectives.

  • 10% Travel to Hawthorne, NY location

Decisions made independently:

  • USGAAP / IGAAP / IFRS Financial Statements (consolidated, standalone)

  • Month End/Quarter End/Year End Trial Balance (consolidated, standalone)

  • Revaluation of Customer Credit (limit, term)

Decisions made in consultation with superiors/others:

  • Commitment to audit deficiencies and remediation strategies if an alteration to a cross functional process(es) (i.e., SOP) is/are required

  • Commitment to ship customer orders based upon current business conditions and/or material drivers impacting a customer’s credit.

Decisions delegated to a higher level :

  • Commitment to material impacts on financial statements (e.g., change in accounting/business practice, contractual obligations/covenants, capex)

  • Commitment to audit deficiencies and remediation strategies if a material alteration to cross functional/functional process(es) (i.e., SOP) is/are required.

  • Incremental headcount

Qualifications :

  • 10+ years of experience in accounting/finance

  • In-depth knowledge of GAAP/IGAAP/IFRS

  • Knowledge and experience with SAP financial systems.

  • Professional written and verbal communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes

  • Strong project management skills and ability to manage multiple and conflicting priorities

  • Strong ability to navigate ambiguity arriving at sound business conclusions

  • Strong business acumen.

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, CPA

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (including Excel) and other applications as applicable, plus the ability to learn company used applications as required.


The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees as assigned to this job. Nothing herein shall preclude the employer from changing these duties from time to time and assigning comparable duties or other duties commensurate with the experience and background of the incumbent(s).

We provide equal employment opportunities for all current employees and applicants for employment. This policy means that no one will be discriminated against because of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, nationality, citizenship, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, affectional or sexual orientation, military or veteran status, generic predisposing characteristics or any other basis prohibited by law.

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