Finance, Accounting & Business Strategy

Posted 14 March 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
DisciplineLife Science Recruitment
Contact NameBeatriz Olmedo

Job description

Orion Group Life Sciences are currently recruiting a Senior Associate -Finance, Accounting & Business Strategy - Hybrid (one day per month) on behalf of our Multinational Biotechnology Client based in South Dublin on initial 12-Month contract with huge potential to extend.



* Supports month-end close and quarterly budget/planning activities

* Supports accounting and tax activities, including corporate tax, VAT, Withholding Tax, CSO filing, monthly tracking and reporting of variances

* Implements and tracks productivity metrics to support management reporting and partner with the business to drive efficiency

* Communicates and provides direction to Function heads about financial trends and their business implications

* Provides support for internal and external audits

* Adhoc duties as required


* Supports business analysis and decision-making support, including financial analyses and modelling of "what if" scenarios

* Supports local and corporate projects, ie streamline VAT and operation processes and reporting

Basic Qualifications:

* Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance or Business Administration

* At least 5 years' experience in similar position(s) preferably in an international environment

* Experience in cost accounting, budgeting and planning, VAT within and outside EU

* Fluency in English, both in written and oral communication

* High proficiency with SAP, Hyperion and Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint)

* Demonstrated strong technical knowledge of accountancy (local country accounting principles), relevant laws, local taxes and accounting systems/processes

Preferred Requirements:

Technical Capability and Experience

* MBA and/or CPA highly desirable

* Biotechnology or Pharmaceutical experience preferred

* Experience with SAP, EDW, Hyperion planning and reporting

* Integrates disciplinary and business strategy knowledge to develop recommendations

Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness

* Energetic, flexible team player, with ability to adapt in a changing environment

* Ability to collaborate, negotiate and influence cross-functionally to achieve desired outcomes and objectives

* Strong planning and organizational skills

* High attention to detail, works quickly and accurately


* Strong communication skills (written, oral, presentation)

* Demonstrates capability to learn quickly, being open and flexible to changes, in a multinational environment

* Analyzes and solves complex problems; thinks independently

* Demonstrates excellence in producing accurate work

* Demonstrates a strong customer focus in all activities

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.