The Company

At Headlands Research, we are building the best clinical trial company in the world. We are an exceptional family of next-generation clinical trial sites, integrating cutting edge technology and high-quality support services, and significantly expanding participant outreach and participation. Founded in 2018, our company is in high growth mode; we operate 14 clinical trial sites in the US and Canada and have rapid expansion plans.

This new Senior Accountant role will be based in SE Houston, TX (Clear Lake City / Friendswood / Webster / League City) and is a full-time position.

You can read more about us at headlandsresearch.com.

The Role

Headlands Research/Centex Studies is looking for a Senior Accountant. The Senior Accountant will work closely with our Controller and be a crucial part of the finance team (currently has 3 people). The ideal person has worked in a small, fast-paced environment before and can pivot easily between projects while having a high level of attention to detail. We are also looking for a team player, someone who can identify ways to improve processes and provide solutions, and who has a positive attitude.

 

Duties

       Accurately and timely prepares journal entries, analyses, and account reconciliations for monthly, quarterly, and annual close as assigned

       Ensure all internal control processes and key controls are appropriately executed

       Prepares financial analysis in response to questions from management regarding the above items

       Coordinates with various departments (Legal, Payroll, HR, Accounts Payable, Corporate Accounting, etc.) to obtain information and ensure appropriate accounting treatment

       Reviews activity in general ledger accounts for accurate coding and accounting treatment

       Assists in the preparation of external audit requests

       Prepares written variance explanations for changes in financial statement line items and general ledger accounts

       Serves as a mentor and backup to staff members within the accounting department

 

Qualifications

       Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field required

       Five (5) plus years of progressive accounting experience

       Proficient in Microsoft Excel

       Knowledge of U.S. GAAP theory and practice

       Quickbooks Online experience

       Ability to work with minimal supervision and prioritize multiple competing tasks

       Ability to clearly communicate in writing and orally

       High attention to detail and level of accuracy