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Financial Controller with Spanish

Job Title: Financial Controller with Spanish
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cork
REF: 94220
Job Published: 6 months ago

Job Description

Contact: Jenny Dore
Telephone: 086 0449371

Financial Controller with Spanish

Our client, a pharmaceutical company in Cork are currently looking to recruit a Financial Controller for their site.

What will I be doing
  • Ownership and Accountability for delivering accurate, robust and timely US GAAP Financial Statements, validated through regular internal and external audits.
  • Governance and accountability for journal voucher, account reconciliation, capital asset accounting, Intercompany processes.
  • Influence and lead strong control environment.
  • Lead the monthly review process through analysis and insight of the underlying business in the respective affiliates/hub, incorporating in the preparation and presentation of monthly Trial Balance to Senior Finance leadership
  • Partner with Hub/Affiliate Finance Manager on local statutory and tax matters to ensure accurate and holistic financial statements.
  • Act as advisor/subject matter expert on complex accounting treatment.
  • Build Relationships with key stakeholders across the Company to develop business acumen, commercial awareness across a broad base of business.
  • Hub/Affiliate Finance Director and Teams.
  • Shared Service Center (SSC) Leadership and Teams.
  • Affiliate Business Leadership and Teams.
  • Corporate Financial Reporting (CFR) and European Controller.
  • Other Corporate Functions: Tax, Treasury, Manufacturing, LRL, HR and Compliance.
  • Influence and Drive Process Improvement and Efficiency across the Hub/Affiliate and SSC.
  • Focus SSC on operational excellence
  • Act as the Affiliate/Hub Advocate for governing SSC performance including Service Level Agreements (SLAs), metrics and measures.
  • Partner with the Global Process Owners to drive business process re-engineering and process standardisation.
  • Leading the communication of financial information to all non-financial stakeholders.
  • Influence and Co-ordinate the integration of local, regional and corporate initiatives.
  • Partner with Hub/Affiliate Senior Finance Director to design and maintain appropriate, right sized resourcing levels to provide Optimum Financial Services and Solutions.
  • Succession Planning.
  • People Business Continuity Planning ensuring continuous and consistent service delivery (incl. training, transition management).
  • Provide technical training, coaching, mentoring for SSC, Hub/Affiliate staff.
  • Active contributor to the broader company Controller community.

What do I need
  • Qualified Chartered/ Public Accountant - Preferably Big 4 Trained with a minimum of 5 years post qualified. GAAP/IFRS accounting standards knowledge.
  • Fluent Spanish language essential.
  • Accounting experience in a European country is an Advantage
  • Local Spanish tax knowledge is an advantage.
  • Fluent Spanish Written & Oral
  • SAP/Oracle expertise is an Advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship building and influencing skills; ability to manage pressure and conflicting demands.
  • Ability to build effective networks across functions, organisations, job levels and geographies.
  • Ability to achieve result through people, directly and indirectly.
  • Demonstrated experience in Supervision/People Development.
  • High self-awareness and ability to operate effectively in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment, strong communicating skills essential.
  • Self-motivated, with a passion for continuous improvement and an ability to influence at all levels.
  • Significant travel to local affiliate expected initially to build relationships and knowledge.

For further information on this Financial Controller role in Cork please contact Jenny Dore on 086 0449371 /

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