Accessibility Links

Account Specialist 15850

  • Job reference: 932026
  • Location: Dublin South, Dublin
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Finance, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 21/09/2020

Orion Group Life Sciences are looking for a Accounting Specialist for our Multinational Pharmaceutical client based in the South of Dublin area on an initial 12-month contract with the potential to extend.

Job Purpose

This Senior Accountant (German Speaker essential) is part of a newly formed Accounting Center of Expertise (CoE). The role of the Accounting CoE is to ensure accuracy and integrity of US GAAP and statutory financial statements for entities across EMEA region, provide expertise in complex accounting matters and decisions, and build strong partnership with Shared Service Centre, local country finance, commercial and other functional organizations to support financial and accounting processes in compliance with US GAAP and statutory requirements and company's policies and procedures.

Main Responsibilities of the role
* Support the Controller and the team in executing US GAAP, statutory and tax accounting and reporting for the entities in scope; ensure completeness, accuracy and timeliness of the reporting.
* Ensure adherence of processes to company's policies and procedures, internal and external audit requirements and local rules and regulations; support strengthening of financial processes and controls.
* Work closely with Shared Service Centres and Service Delivery partners in execution of end to end finance processes.
* Participate in resolution of complex accounting and tax issues.
* Participate in local, regional and global projects, as required.
* Be an advocate of finance function.
* Maintain focus on continuous process improvement.

Desired Experience and Background of the successful candidate
* Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience.
* Proven experience in a multinational environment and/or audit.
* Good knowledge of US GAAP and tax matters.
* Knowledge of local GAAPs for the countries in scope.
* Proven team leader.
* Excellent communication skills, diplomatic, flexible and "can do" mind-set.
* Fluent in both written and spoken English and German.
* Strong reporting tools including MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
* Master's degree in Finance/Accounting or part qualified /qualified ACCA/CIMA.
* Experience in JDE and Pega Tools, Audit experience and work record within a big 4 company are all definite advantages.

For more information on this role, call Ian Towler on +353 (0) 212063411 or email for a completely confidential chat about this role and other opportunities using the reference number: 932026

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.