Abbott Regional Senior RTR Manager in Dublin, Ireland

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 74,000 people.

Abbott in Ireland

In Ireland, Abbott employs almost 3,200 people across 11 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 and support operations in Dublin and shared services in Dublin and Westport. 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 (Cherrywood) 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.

As a member of the RTR team, the Regional Audit and Compliance Manager will be accountable to support the:

  • Group, Internal and Statutory Audit Process

  • Be a Principal Lead / Standard Point of Contact for our Audit Partners

  • Development and implementation of the internal control framework associated with the in-scope processes supported by shared services in the region

  • Establish Regional Process Ownership

  • Own the Co-ordination and Planning of the audit process.

  • Drive Best Practice in terms of Standardisation, Consistency and further efficiencies in the audit.

  • Global process design of the audit process framework and evolution of same.

  • Mitigation of transition risk for the migration to shared services in the region

  • Regional planning, logistics, and operational support for internal and external auditors

  • Compliance / Audit management for the Global Process Managers and the shared services process delivery leads in the region

  • Lead the EY Co-ordination effort and manage delivery through the engagements.

  • Establish Metrics / KPI’s to measure compliance and ensure timely efficient delivery of Financial Statements.

  • Ensure effective use and roll out of IT enablers eg OneSource.

  • Ensure Lessons Learned are captured and applied across the various entities..

  • Own and Lead the audit Sub Process team for the site.

  • Site Controllership Function – Own the LBE and Monthly operational review process.

  • Special Projects as assigned by the Hub Leadership Team


  1. Manage and provide oversight for testing and control reviews designed to provide management with the following.
  • Assurance that the internal control framework is operating properly

  • Assurance that transactions have been recorded and processed in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and the approved global standard or locally differentiated processes

  • Basis for assertion that the financial statements are free of material error

  • Assurance that both Abbott and third-party service provider control owners understand the control environment and are equipped to identify risks and issues that could lead to potential control failures or oversights

  1. Support and sustain the development, refinement and update of the internal control framework associated with the implementation of shared services and other enterprise solutions for the region, to include the:
  • Internal controls associated with all shared services in-scope processes inclusive of Record to Report, Order to Cash, Source to Pay

  • Global process design and the specific differentiated control elements associated with the approved localizations for the standard processes in the region

  1. Provide shared services migration and transition support for the mitigation of transition risk associated with the migration to shared services in the region and oversight for the pre and post migration control reviews, across sites and third-party service providers

  2. Support internal and external audit, SOX reporting/testing and local jurisdiction compliance and revenue control reviews providing:

  • Regional planning, logistics and operational support to internal and external auditors

  • Compliance management and audit response support for the Global Process Managers and the shared services process delivery leads in the region

  • Compliance management and audit response support for third-party service providers

Assurance that documentation and attestation materials are complete, accurate, timely, and accretive to sustaining the internal control framework for the all shared services in-scope processes in the region, including third-party service providers.

The Regional Compliance and Control Manager must be able to manage interactions at all levels of Abbott, from the divisional, regional and corporate management teams to the internal and 3rd party outsource shared services teams to establish and sustain the internal control framework and guide compliance and internal control decision making, delivery to commitments, and consequence management for the region.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Education

  • BA, BS in Finance or Accounting or equivalent experience

Preferred Education


Minimum Experience

  • 5-7 Years audit experience required, 2-3 of those years in public accounting or Similar role in a Shared Services Environment.

  • 2-3 years as an Audit Manager performing operational and financial audits

  • Strong experience developing and providing oversight for audit plans and control reviews

  • Ability to perform risk assessments

  • Ability to develop control and audit risk mitigation strategies

Preferred Experience:

  • 2-3 years SOX or regulatory compliance work a plus

  • 3-5 years public accounting experience preferred

  • Experience managing communications and responses to external audit and local statutory and regulatory authorities a plus

Minimum Language Skills: English

Preferred Language Skills Additional languages relevant to the region desirable

Required Certifications: CPA or Chartered Accountant

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email