Contracts and Licensing Accountant

Abbott Rapid Diagnostics

At Abbott, diverse ideas, perspectives, and expertise allow us to create the life-changing solutions that help people live healthier lives. In 150 countries and with businesses spanning nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices, and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott offers you enormous opportunities to explore your interests and help you achieve your career and personal goals.


Abbott Rapid Diagnostics (formerly Alere) is part of Abbott’s Diagnostics family of businesses, bringing together exceptional teams of experts and industry leading technologies. We have an exciting opportunity for a Contracts and Licensing Accountant within our Abbott Rapid Diagnostics business located at Charlottesville, Virginia. The position of Contracts and Licensing Accountant is within our Cardiometabolic/Informatics Group and is responsible for Accounting, invoicing, revenue recognition, and customer contracts data management.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops cross divisional revenue sharing models for leadership decision making and answers questions to obtain approvals from Senior Leadership
  • Collaborats across departments for resolution of order or contract issues
  • Discusses contract discrepancies with customers
  • Responsible for contract validation for license approvals in
  • Process contract and service delivery invoices in QuickBooks daily
  • Maintains financial related documentation for all government contracts
  • Maintain customer sales tax exemption certificates and update sales tax rates in QuickBooks
  • Evaluate, escalate, or independently resolve any revenue recognition issues with orders sent to finance for processing
  • Record and track orders in orders database including review of expiring and pending contracts
  • Maintain customer relationships for strategic accounts to facilitate batch invoicing and related questions
  • Reconcile and maintain deferred revenue customer detail and post to QuickBooks daily
  • Manages invoicing and revenue recognition for oUS intercompany contracts
  • Ad hoc financial analysis and development and reporting of key sales, financial and operating metrics
  • Reconciliation of inter-company revenue accounts
  • Record and reconcile customer Pre-Paid Order Reconciliation Spreadsheet
  • Process vendor application forms, W-9 requests, and other external communications as needed
  • Reconcile cash and associated bank accounts weekly
  • Post journal entries to QuickBooks for accrued revenues, depreciation, amortization, and other ad hoc entries
  • Ensure effective internal controls, including the write up of the top two revenue recognition transactions each month, while enforcing policies/procedures that comply with US GAAP, SOX, and company policies
  • Work as back up for Controller on order processing approvals
  • The ability to work effectively across multiple functions of the organization
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, and use sound judgment
  • Effective planning and organizational skills and very strong demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Openness and ability to learn from others and apply knowledge in a strategic manner

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required with specialties in Accounting or Finance
  • 3+ years minimum accounting experience required
  • Effective knowledge of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) required
  • Advanced proficiency with financial systems and tools (Microsoft Excel, QuickBooks, Microsoft Access) required
  • Advanced financial accounting proficiency (balance sheet, P&L, cash flow, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability supporting internal and external financial audit reviews
  • Demonstrated ability to present financial data and concepts to management and non-financial resources
  • Strong analytical skills, conceptual thinking, ability to analyze and problem solve with incomplete or ambiguous data
  • A strong business acumen is required with the ability to highlight contract issues

  • CMA, desired
  • Software revenue recognition experience strongly preferred

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Charlottesville, VA
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