Covance, Inc Accountant IV Salary in the United States

How much does an Accountant IV make at companies like Covance, Inc in the United States? The average salary for Accountant IV at companies like Covance, Inc in the United States is $112,371 as of December 27, 2022, but the range typically falls between $98,747 and $125,994. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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What does an Accountant IV do at companies like Covance, Inc?

Job Overview:

Get ready to redefine what’s possible and discover your extraordinary potential at Covance. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to personally advance healthcare and make a difference in peoples’ lives with your bold ideas and unique point of view. With the support of exceptional people from across the globe and an energized purpose, you’ll be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalized development planning. 


The Senior Accountant will perform regular general ledger and period ending closing responsibilities including, but not limited to, journal entries, review of expenses, accruals, allocations, etc.

Additional Job Responsibilities include:
• Prepares monthly financial reports, quarterly SEC schedules, account reconciliations, and other financial schedules or analyses as assigned.
• Analyzes actual performance data compared to historical trends; assists with interpretation and analysis of reports.
• Prepares annual tax schedules as required by Corporate.
• Assists with SOX testing as assigned.
• Assists with regular review of account reconciliations and resolution of outstanding items.
• Assists with the development and implementation of financial policies and internal controls.
• Assists with the coordination of work requirements for all external, internal, and special audits.
• Ensure General Accounting policies, processes and operating procedures are clearly defined, up to date and documented.
• Ensure General Accounting process designs are consistent with best practices and aligned with the Global R2R Design document, initiating process improvement initiatives where appropriate. Create tools, processes, reports and metrics to drive and monitor these improvements. Focused efforts will be placed on automation and system capabilities.
• Collaborate with stakeholders, including Business Unit and Corporate Controllership teams, and both internal and external auditors, ensure appropriate communication with these stakeholders when questions regarding accounting matters arise. Assist in preparation of meetings with these stakeholders on key accounting and reporting topics.
• Resolve General Accounting related issues and disputes or escalate as required.
• Makes recommendations for improvements in processes and/or quality of information reported and assists with implementation of action plans.
• Performs other related duties or special projects as assigned.
• Assists Accounting Manager as required.


• B.S. in Accounting plus 5 years related experience. Professional certification (CPA, CMA) a plus.
• Knowledge of financial statements and GAAP.
• Proven ability to review and analyze data.
• Proficient computer operation skills including accounting system, spreadsheets, and word processing software.
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills.


• Demonstrated ability to drive meaningful improvements in performance, quality and efficiency through system and process innovation and effective project management.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-national, matrix organization, and build mutually productive business partner.
• Experience working on process improvement projects preferred

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Understand the total compensation opportunity for Accountant IV at companies like Covance, Inc, base salary plus other pay elements

Average Total Cash Compensation

Includes base and annual incentives

The chart shows total cash compensation for the Covance, Inc Accountant IV in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $98,747 to $125,994 with an average total cash compensation of $112,371. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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