Abbott Senior Accountant in Dublin, Ireland

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Abbott in Ireland

In Ireland, Abbott employs almost 3,000 people across 10 sites. Abbott has six manufacturing facilities located in Clonmel, Cootehill, Donegal, Longford and Sligo and a third party manufacturing management operation in Sligo. It has commercial, support operations and shared services in Dublin. Abbott serves the Irish market with a diverse range of health care products including diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals. Abbott has been operating in Ireland since 1946.

Finance Shared Services Centre (FSSC)

Abbott Ireland support a number of Abbott’s European businesses and are in the process of setting up a Finance SSC in Ireland to maximize the scope of services. You will be working as part of a dynamic and diverse organisation alongside outstanding people who are forward thinking, collaborative and recognised leaders in their areas. We can offer an excellent benefits package including a clear career development path. We invest in our people’s ongoing learning and professional development.

We are looking for Senior Accountant to join our team in Finance Shared Services Centre:

The Senior 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 local and consolidated GAAP/IFRS.

Responsibilities include:

  • Deliver guidance, insight, and technical expertise as it relates to general accounting.

  • Support the completion of the close process

  • Support of the day to day capture of performance metrics at the functional, team and individual level

The Senior Accountant will support divisions, legal entities and countries as assigned to gain, over time, a deep understanding of the various Abbott divisions, and the unique attributes of the legal entity, regulatory, and in-country requirements associated with the region.

Essential Functions:

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

  • 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.

  • Coach and mentor peers, 3rd party outsource service provider staff, and less experienced team members to perform effectively in their role

  • Participate in process improvement reviews across retained finance, captive shared service and outsourced teams as a part of ongoing exception management and continuous improvement activities

  • Support data integrity and preparation of financial information to ensure completeness, accuracy, timeliness and accessibility of financial information.

  • Understand, participate, and comply with standard demand management and service management processes.

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

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance or accounting, desirable

  • Statistics or economics or local country equivalent, desirable

  • 3-5 years of general accounting experience in a complex global environment

  • Demonstrated capability to understand accounting outcomes and explain accounting treatment, utilizing excellent English language skills

  • SAP or other enterprise systems experience

  • Process excellence experience

Preferred Experience

  • 3-5 years of accounting of industry finance experience

  • External Audit/ Public Accounting experience preferred

  • Shared services experience preferably, in a complex global accounting environment

Minimum Language Skills: English required, other languages desirable

Required Certifications: CPA or Chartered Accountant or Part Qualified

Visit Abbott at www.abbott.ie at http://www.abbott.ie/ or www.abbott.com at http://www.abbott.com/ and connect with us on Twitter at @AbbottNews.

JOB FAMILY:

Accounting & Reporting

DIVISION:

FIN Corporate Finance

LOCATION:

Ireland > Dublin : Block G, Cherrywood, Cherrywood Business Park

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:

WORK SHIFT:

Ie - 37.5Hst0 (Ireland)

TRAVEL:

Yes, 25 % of the Time

MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:

Yes

SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:

Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

Abbott is about the power of health. For more than 125 years, Abbott has been helping people reach their potential — because better health allows people and communities to achieve more. With a diverse, global network serving customers in more than 150 countries, we create new solutions — across the spectrum of health, around the world, for all stages of life. Whether it’s next-generation diagnostics, life-changing devices, science-based nutrition, or novel reformulations, we are advancing some of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies in healthcare, helping people live their best lives through better health.

The people of Abbott come to work each day with relentless energy, enthusiasm and a promise to enhance the health and well-being of millions of people. They push the boundaries to help manage and treat some of life’s greatest health challenges.

We invite you to explore opportunities at Abbott , to see if your talents and career aspirations may fit with our openings. An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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