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Financial Accountant

Job Title: Financial Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cork
REF: 86194
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

Financial Accountant

Who are ther client?

Our client, a pharmaceutical company in Cork are currently looking to recruit a general financial accountant for their site.

Why this role?
  • Fast career progression
  • Competitve salary, pension and healthcare
  • Great culture and work life balance
  • Great social events
  • Flexible

What will I be doing?
  • Develop and manage monthly trial balance package for small-medium-large size affiliates
  • Work with local affiliate finance organization to understand activities happening in affiliate
  • Prepare trial balance package and investigate trial balance account fluctuations to understand and document drivers
  • Present trial balance package and fluctuation analysis to financial director/local controller for local sign off
  • Resolve issues identified and agreed upon during local review

Manual Journal Voucher Processing
  • Ability to identify and prepare a journal voucher when needed
  • Understands appropriate supporting documentation required for manual journal vouchers
  • Assess if journal voucher accounting and documentation submitted for entry is appropriate

Prepare and Review Account Reconciliations:
Identify appropriate reconciliation methodology based on the type of account being reconciled
Understands appropriate reconciliation supporting documentation
Create/maintain account models (templates used to define reconciliation methodology and process steps)
Able to work with others to gather appropriate reconciliation supporting documentation
Utilize reconciliation repository tool to document account reconciliations and route for approval

Build Strong Working Relationships with:
  • Local Controllers and accountants for assigned affiliates
  • Other GBS functions: P2P, O2C, etc.

Accounting Quality Reviews
  • Perform quality reviews
  • Perform root cause analysis and resolve issues
  • Deliver training as needed

Troubleshooting for:
  • Third party outsourced processes and controls
  • SAP general accounting processes
  • Research and resolve reconciliation issues
  • Research and resolve intercompany imbalance

Other potential responsibilities:
  • Creation and presentation of training materials as deemed appropriate
  • Ability to understand and implement new/updated accounting rules and policies as required
  • Local, US GAAP and SOx audit support
  • Identify and implement process improvement

What do I need?
  • 5+ years accounting experience
  • In-depth knowledge of US GAAP/IFRS technical accounting
  • Knowledgeable of SAP
  • Advanced proficiency in using Microsoft Office software
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to multitask
  • Identify process improvement opportunities and experience with lean and Six Sigma
  • Ability to influence at all levels without direct authority
  • Experience of working in a high production, deadline driven environment
  • Multi-lingual skills an advantage but not necessary

For further information on this Financial Accountant role in Cork please contact Jenny Dore on 0212066287 /
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