AbbVie Financial Accountant in Cork, Ireland

Financial Accountant

Ireland, Munster, Cork


Requisition #1809333

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We are a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company that combines the focus and passion of leading-edge biotech with the expertise and capability of an established pharmaceutical leader. Redefining what is possible is our business and our passion. Our goal is to help patients live healthier lives and we are proud to be the No.1 Best Place to Work in Ireland!

Due to a recent career development move, we are currently sourcing a Financial Accountant who will have responsibility for the accuracy of all books and records and the provision of financial and management information to the business. The role is critical to the growth of the business, and is an integral part of the development path outlined as outlined in the business strategy.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Co-ordinating Month End & Year End reporting and adherence to deadlines for same. Preparation of journals to accurately reflect the period transactions and monthly closing balances.

  • Ensure internal controls are followed accurately & consistently and in line with Abbvie Policies

  • Preparation of analysis and commentary on month end financial reporting such as Investment Responsibility, Entity, Fixed Assets, Payroll, Headcount, Project Expenses and timely follow up on queries. Responsible for latest best estimates and plans associated with these areas.

  • Responsible for ensuring company balance sheet is reconciled each month including preparation of Blackline reconciliations with full backup.

  • Responsible for the Fixed Asset Function to ensure all expenditure is tracked and recorded correctly and within budget. Capitalization of Assets when in use and disposal of obsolete assets. Set up of WBS structures for new assets.

  • Review statutory returns such as VAT/PAYE/Payroll/Pension/CSO & Government surveys. Work with Corporate Tax to ensure accurate posting of tax balances in local books

  • Preparation of Annual Entity Plan and Entity Update for P&L and Balance Sheet (including Intercompany balances)

  • Co-ordinating the annual External Audit and any other Group Audits. This involves preparation of items for the Financial Statements, adjustments from US GAAP to IFRS, tax entries and overall review of the reported figures. Also be the prime contact with the external auditors during their filed work and follow up queries.

  • Review & approve the monthly payroll calculations prepared by the outsource provider

  • Continue to develop best practice in the Finance Function and Company as a whole.

Education & Experience:

  • Minimum Chartered Accountancy Designation or equivalent professional qualification

  • Relevant industrial accounting experience, preferably within a large multinational environment or large accounting practice. Where coming from practice, a secondment would be useful

  • Demonstrated knowledge of internal accounting, financial and operating controls.

  • Strong business acumen and professionalism with the ability to interface effectively with all levels of management and colleagues in all functional areas of the Company

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Proven self-starter with ability to set objectives and plans and work effectively with minimal supervision

  • Demonstrated strengths in verbal and written communications and interpersonal skills

Additional Information

  • Travel: No

  • Job Type: Experienced

  • Schedule: Full-time