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Senior Cost Accountant


Job title: Senior Cost Accountant

Company: Amyris

Job description: At Amyris, we value that everyone's career journey is unique and authentic to who they are. If this role excites you, we encourage you to apply and grow alongside us! You may be just the right candidate for this or other open roles.

At Amyris, we value that everyone's career journey is unique and authentic to who they are. If this role excites you, we encourage you to apply and grow alongside us! You may be just the right candidate for this or other open roles.

The Senior Cost Accountant is responsible for preparing, reviewing, and understanding inventory reconciliations, creating journal entries, reconciling balance sheet accounts, and supporting period-end close and audit. The ideal candidate will have a mix of public and private exposure with hands-on ERP experience. This is a key position within the core Supply Chain Accounting group at Amyris.


  • Assist with monthly, quarterly, and annual close processes by preparing and reviewing journal entries related to accruals, deferrals, reclasses as well as recurring entries.
  • Record and reconcile advances to suppliers, prepaids, payroll expense and other monthly accruals.
  • Generate and analyze financial reports to support period-end reporting and audit requirements, including roll forward schedule.
  • Create, support, and present key reports for management to help drive timely business decisions.
  • Compile inventory reports monthly from multiple sources and identify variances from SAP.
  • Assist with Job Process reconciliations.
  • Perform balance sheet reconciliations to analyze the completeness and accuracy of financial accounts in line with accounting standards as well as internal controls and compliance guidelines.
  • Maintain clear documentation to support financial movements in inventory.
  • Collaborate with other groups within the shared services finance and accounting function and supply chain.
  • Participate and give input related to process improvement efforts across accounting and supply chain activities.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business, or related programs.
  • 5+ years of recent experience as a Cost Accountant, corporate accountant, or similar role with heavy inventory reconciliation experience for a public company.
  • Experience with US GAAP and internal controls / SOX Compliance.
  • Hands on experience with enterprise software applications (e.g., SAP, NetSuite, Oracle).
  • Advanced level MS Excel skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Specific SAP, NetSuite and/or Blackline experience.
  • Experience in consumer goods or manufacturing industries.
  • Experience of managing prepaids/advances and payroll & benefits.

Amyris is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices.

The annual pay range for this role is $88,500 to 150,500. Salary offers are made based on internal equity and market analysis, and will vary based on the candidate's skills, depth of experience and specific work location.

Amyris is committed to providing a diverse array of inclusive benefits and perks to support employees and their families' wellbeing including access to robust healthcare, mental wellness benefits, family leave, discounted fitness memberships, education reimbursement, generous product discounts, flexible paid time off, 17 paid holidays, 10 paid sick days, and additional paid time off including 3 volunteer days, and bereavement. Sabbaticals are available after 5 years of continuous employment with Amyris.



We hold deep regard in the power of representation and cultivation of a diverse work environment. Join us at Amyris, where you can find a sense of belonging and know that your voice is centered.

At Amyris, we believe that diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) is essential to our core values. We embrace and encourage an equity-minded work culture, knowing that it is the driving force of innovation that positively impacts our employees, consumers, and communities. And for Amyris, a sense of belonging is what drives our mission forward and is the foundation of everything we do, ensuring a healthier, more sustainable future for us all. .

Amyris (Nasdaq: AMRS) is a leading synthetic biotechnology company, transitioning the Clean Health & Beauty and Flavors & Fragrances markets to sustainable ingredients through fermentation and the company's proprietary Lab-to-Market™ technology platform. This Amyris platform leverages state-of-the-art machine learning, robotics and artificial intelligence, enabling the company to rapidly bring new innovation to market at commercial scale. Amyris ingredients are included in over 20,000 products from the world's top brands, reaching more than 300 million consumers. Amyris also owns and operates a family of consumer brands that is constantly evolving to meet the growing demand for sustainable, effective and accessible products. For more information, please visit .

Amyris, the Amyris logo, No Compromise, Biossance, JVN, Pipette, Purecane, Rose Inc. and Lab-to-Market, Terasana are trademarks or registered trademarks of Amyris, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, Amyris is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Amyris complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

If you are a recruiter or placement agency, please do not submit resumes to any person or email address at Amyris, Inc. prior to having a signed agreement. Amyris is not liable for and will not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved recruitment partners. Furthermore, any resumes sent to us without an agreement in place will be considered your company's gift to Amyris and may be forwarded to our recruiters for their attention.

Expected salary: $88500 – 150500 per year

Location: California

Job date: Fri, 12 May 2023 07:47:42 GMT

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