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Associate Director - Senior Financial Accounting Manager

Posted on Dec 21, 2019 by Anonymous

Waterford, Ireland
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Our Client a leading pharmaceutical company based in Waterford are recruiting an Associate Director (Senior Financial Accounting Manager) to manage an Accounting team.

As Associate Director - Accounting, The purpose of this role is

* you are part of the European Accounting team and you work closely with the European Accounting Directors and with the Ireland CFO.

* In this position you are responsible for overseeing all areas of group and statutory reporting for Ireland.

* You are also responsible for the development and maintenance of Accounting principles, practices & procedures in line with US GAAP, local GAAP & corporate policies.

Key Responsibilities:

* Play a key leadership role across the Finance function, developing and coaching direct reports but also acting as a mentor and influence for people across the broader business

* Become business partner and provide key support to the Irish CFO

* Establish and maintain a financial control framework commensurate with a business of this scale, to ensure the accuracy and integrity of reporting and compliance with regulatory requirements

* Recruit, manage and develop professional employees and/or team leaders ensuring the ongoing development of the team and creation of a high performance environment

* Manage and oversee day-to-day operations

* Responsible for preparation of statutory financial statements and other local requirements

* Accurate and timely monthly reporting of several legal entities based on US GAAP / Business Units reporting guidelines

* Work to tight reporting deadlines through planning and controlling efficient work processes

* Review and coordination of monthly, quarterly and year-end closing activities

* Collaborate with different stakeholders across the organization (Treasury, Supply Chain, Global Accounting, Corporate Europe, Global Special Medicine group etc.) to ensure accurate presentation and valuation of all assets & liabilities

* Review and provide information and clarifications to internal management regarding reported financial results

* Responsible for VAT and income tax reporting and compliance, in cooperation with the local Tax Manager

* Review and approve monthly / quarterly / yearly cash flow reports, in cooperation with the Treasury department

* Lead, drive and support improvements and change programmes across the organisation

* Ensure compliance with SOX, regulatory requirements and internal guidelines

* Act as point of contact for external and internal auditors. Take ownership for resolving key audit findings and significant accounting matters

Skills / Qualifications:

* Be educated to Degree level, or equivalent, and possess a professional accounting qualification such as ACA/ACCA/CPA

* At least 10 years of extensive experience in accounting including management positions

* Experience in a fast-paced multinational matrix organization

* Strong knowledge of US GAAP

* Knowledge of SAP and the pharmaceutical industry is an advantage

-Hands-on and proactive; strong organizational skills

* Results driven and service oriented to internal and external customers

* Ability to work effectively under pressure

-Excellent collaboration with colleagues within the local organization and with the colleagues within the shared service centre to support the overall Finance department's goals and objectives

-Flexible and able to work in a changing environment

* Open minded, pro-active, problem solver

* Strong communication and influencing skills

Reference: 816040040

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