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105271 - Financial Accountant - Mayo

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Mayo
Date: 19/08/2019
Job Reference: 105271
Contact Name: Jenny Dore
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Job Description

Financial Accountant - Mayo - 105271
Financial Accountant
Our client is a pharmaceutical company based in Mayo are looking for a Financial Accountant

What will I be Doing
The Financial Accountant is accountable to deliver accurate and timely financial information from the point of transaction through to financial close and periodic external reporting (monthly, quarterly, and annually). This individual will support all accounting processes, through effective, efficient and regulatory (SOX) compliant finance processes, and in accordance with US GAAP/ Local GAAP (IFRS).

1. Responsible for delivery of the general accounting processes and activities of the Shared Service organisation including individual, shared service and outsourced activities.

Activities will include
  • Journal entry preparation
  • Balance Sheet reconciliation
  • VAT/Vies/Intrastat reporting requirements
  • Facilitate and perform period close activities
  • Perform variance analyses and reconciliations, as required
  • Monitor and correct more complex data and information errors
  • Address questions from internal and external teams are required
  • Coach/ support fellow team members (internal and outsourced) to handle more complex issues/ exceptions

2. As an individual contributor and team member; develop and deliver process documentation, training content, and super user support for more complex accounting activities, as requested, including but not limited to
  • General accounting
  • VAT accounting
  • Close and consolidations
  • Fixed assets, capital project accounting
  • Inter-Company transactions and allocations
  • SOX compliance, internal controls
3. Participate in process improvement reviews across BUF, GS and outsourced teams as a part of ongoing exception management and continuous improvement activities:
  • Support development of clearly defined, achievable team and individual goals
  • Capture and review scorecard KPI and measurement outcomes on a daily, weekly, and period basis
  • Perform root cause analysis for more complex exceptions
  • Investigate outstanding reconciliations and associated variances
  • Through continuous improvement activities and root cause analysis continue to address and eliminate data integrity and quality issues over time
4. Support data integrity and preparation of financial information to ensure completeness, accuracy, timeliness and accessibility of financial information.
  • Sustain minimum effective controls in compliance with SOX, WWPS, US GAAP, Local GAAP/IFRS and any other accounting pronouncements and policies required
  • Preparation of information for both External & Internal Audits
  • Participate in training and professional development activities to continue to develop Finance capabilities and professional expertise
  • Properly utilize the J&J standard chart of accounts, sustaining the agreed data definitions and usage.

5. Perform ad hoc and special projects assignments, as required.

What Do I Need
  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance and accounting
  • Qualified Accountant – CPA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA
  • 3-5 years of general accounting experience in a complex global Shared Services environment
  • Demonstrated capability to understand accounting outcomes and explain US GAAP accounting treatment, utilizing excellent English language skills
  • Demonstrated capability of completing VAT reporting requirements
  • SAP or other ERP System experience and Process excellence experience
Who Are You
  • Candidates must be ACA/ ACCA qualified with 4 years experience, preferably within a muti-national manufacturing environment
  • Excellent analytical and IT skills are essential for this role
  • Candidates should be results oriented, have excellent planning and motivational skills and be able to demonstrate same
  • Experience in a SAP environment will be a distinct advantage

For further information on this Financial Accountant in Mayo please contact Jenny Dore on 086 0449471 /

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