C. R. Bard, Inc.

General Accountant

2 weeks ago
Industry / Category
Medical Device/ Finance
Job ID
Career Level
Tempe/ BPV


Bard Peripheral Vascular, located in Tempe, AZ – where a tradition of vascular innovation spans decades of focusing on improving the quality of patients’ lives. From C. R. Bard’s first arterial prosthesis developed in 1954, Bard and the division of Bard Peripheral Vascular have demonstrated commitment to innovative medical technology by introducing surgical and interventional devices for peripheral vascular patency, while providing exceptional service and support to surgeons, interventionalists and radiologists. Bard Peripheral Vascular is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce. #LI-SF1

Summary of Position with General Responsibilities

The General Accountant position requires an experienced accountant to perform moderately complex accounting activities relating to maintenance of complete and accurate general ledger accounts, financial statements, and managerial reports.  This position creates journal entries, acts as a liaison between centralized A/P function and local finance, and ensures compliance with Company policies. Additionally, this position is responsible for completing special projects as assigned.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Ensure financial statement accuracy by reconciling account balances and creating journal entries within tight month-end deadlines.
  2. Interface with Shared Service A/P, ensuring accurate account coding, purchase order application, and appropriate invoice approval levels are met.
  3. Record payroll journal entries and accruals into the general ledger and prepare Headcount report on a monthly basis.
  4. Oversight of expense report processing in the Concur system
  5. Support questions and issues that arise related to Concur from employees
  6. Follow-up up on delinquent reports to ensure that payment deadlines are met
  7. Research PHH fines related to the sales team and ensure prompt payment
  8. Responsible for ad-hoc analysis and information requests from business unit leaders
  9. Works collaboratively with Financial Analyst in preparation and distribution of standard business unit reports including month-end reports and information reports for quarterly compilations and year-end audit
  10. Writes up journal entries to adjust and/or reclass general ledger coding as needed within 24 hours of proofing.
  11. Analyze expense reports to ensure that they conform to company policy and are coded to appropriate expense accounts
  12. Provide training on Concur and Sunshine Act as needed including sales force training
  13. Provide technical guidance and training to employees on accounting procedures.
  14. Assists with month-end closing including prepare and book monthly accruals for Concur T&E activity
  15. Interact with all levels of management
  16. Special projects as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

  1. Intermediate Microsoft Excel proficiency needed, including the ability to create and manipulate data and create pivot tables
  2. Good organizational skills, including close attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a proactive manner under tight deadlines.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of various intricacies of the accounting processes, and how the accounting activities interrelate to the company’s operational and financial processes.
  4. Capable of analyzing and resolving complex accounting issues of a broad scope using independent judgment
  5. The ability to work effectively in a high growth environment and a rapidly changing organization
  6. Excellent interpersonal skills; comfortable dealing with all levels of management and maintaining relationships with divisional personnel

Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge

  1. Familiarity with additional software programs is highly valued (JDE).
  2. Experience with Concur for expense report processing

Education and/or Experience

  1. Four year degree in Accounting or Finance
  2. Minimum of 3 years of general ledger monthly close activities, with a strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to manipulate, handle or feel objects, tools, controls and office equipment. The employee frequently is required to talk and hear.The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel or crouch. 

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be in an open cubicle environment. Candidate must be able to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment. Bard Peripheral Vascular is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

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