Accountant III

Durham, North Carolina, United States Full-time

Position Title: Accountant III 
Job Location(s): Durham, NC
Start Date: ASAP
Employment Type: Full-Time
Starting Salary Range: Competitive
Job Requisition #: 18080

Cambrex ( is seeking a highly motivated, energetic, results-oriented individual to join our team of dedicated professionals focused on customer service and quality. We are currently accepting resumes.


The Sr. Accountant will be responsible for performing cross functional accounting tasks with heavy emphasis on AR and AP.  The Sr. Accountant will ensure compliance with GAAP standards and audit requirements. The successful Sr. Accountant will utilize their thorough understanding of accounting principles to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting, while providing support to finance and operational managers and other staff.


Primary responsibilities:

  • AR: 
    • Verify, allocate and reconcile laboratory results for proper invoicing and revenue recognition within one day of results delivered to client.
    • Will work directly with laboratory team leads.
  • AP: 
    • Analyze, verify, code and route vendor invoices to accurate personnel for approval.
    • Produce error free batches.
    • Process weekly check runs.
    • Monitor and reconcile corporate credit cards.
    • Establish vendors in applicable systems and maintain vendor records, including W9’s


Other responsibilities:

  • Responsible for cash applications within accounting system, to include incoming and outgoing cash
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations 
  • Prepare journal entries
  • Prepare monthly reports, as required
  • Responsible for filing and organization of financial files
  • Support the Finance team in its core functions and day-to-day operations
  • Other duties may be assigned


  • Education: Bachelors or Associate degree in Accounting or Finance required. Minimally 5 years related experience regardless of degree.
  • Strong understanding of financial concepts (debits / credits) and basic accounting procedure
  • Experience with month end close.
  • Intermediate/Advanced Excel experience in addition to other Microsoft Office Suite products.
  • Desirable but not required: Knowledge of Great Plains or SAP.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Must work independently with a high degree of self-motivation
  • Ability to collaborate professionally and effectively
  • Ability to analyze data and develop a professional solution
  • Proactive approach to managing daily activities
  • Ability to write professional email correspondence
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to think strategically.


Cambrex is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.