JOB DESCRIPTION :
We are looking for a 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 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 www.
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An Equal Opportunity Employer
Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.
We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.
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