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Job Description

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversees royalty contract set-up in the database and manages it to ensure all royalty contracts are accounted
  • Reviews royalty contracts to determine proper accounting treatment for out-licensing revenue and royalty owed for in-licensing contracts
  • Gathers information from business owners to prepare close analysis and entries, records royalty revenues, expenses, payments and accruals
  • Analyzes and reconciles periodic reports for in-licensing and out-licensing for periodic adjustments
  • Ensures business transactions continue to be in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, revenue recognition policies and SOX controls
  • Partners and supports the Finance teams by assisting with royalty revenue and expense related questions

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Assists with reviews and analysis of non-royalty contracts to evaluate and identify potential revenue recognition issues (i.e. complex language, omissions of data, necessary additions, language changes)
  • Documents work product using available systems and tools
  • Provides oral and written communication to impacted departments
  • Acts as liaison with internal and external auditors

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Job Skills

  • Analytical skills to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Read and interpret terms and conditions, written guidelines, directions, and correspondence
  • Strong communication skills to prepare and deliver educational, analytical, and/or persuasive presentations
  • Strong organizational skills to balance priorities, complete projects in a timely manner, and consistently manage own workload
  • Diplomacy, flexibility and tack (professional demeanor)
  • Organized, detail-oriented and refined time management skills
  • Ability to work effectively under high stress, time critical deadlines
  • Ability to work independently with general direction

Job Knowledge

  • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley, Series 404
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Email
  • Ability to learn new software and implement changes in accounting system
  • Proficient in SAP and JD Edwards/E1


  • Bachelor’s Degree (Finance or Accounting preferred) with 3-5 year of previous accounting experience
  • Previous experience with royalty/license revenue and expense accounting, month-end close, and contract compliance.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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