Abbott Senior Accountant in Dublin, Ireland

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.

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We are looking for Senior Accountants x 3 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 and the preparation of Entity Financial Statements in compliance to FRS102

  • Support the completion of the close process

  • The Senior Statutory 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:

  • Preparation of Entity Financial Statements in accordance with FRS102 for Ireland

  • Work closely with External Auditors, SOX team and Internal Audit

  • Build relationships with Tax, Legal, Payroll and GL team

  • Produce Financial Packs for multiple Board meetings

  • Participate in accounting changes (ledger currency conversions, merger accounting)

  • Ability to solve and participate in problem solving of tech accounting issues

  • Ensure local tax compliant financials are available in multiple countries and entities

  • 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 and Experience Required

  • Qualified ACA /ACCA/CIMA Accountant

  • Ideally coming from a Big 4 Assurance background, comfortable with preparing / reviewing Irish Entity Financial Statements.

  • Extensive Experience in Preparing Financial Statements under FRS and Irish and US GAAP essential.

  • Diploma in IFRS a distinct advantage

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

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

  • Ambitious Self Starter with a strong sense of team

  • Excellent Communication skills as this role requires interactions at all levels in the organisation

  • SAP or other enterprise systems experience

  • Process excellence experience

  • Shared services experience preferably, in a complex global accounting environmentMinimum Language Skills: English required, other languages desirable Visit Abbott at at or at and connect with us on Twitter at @AbbottNews.

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

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