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Financial Assistant

  • Job reference: 931874
  • Location: Cork
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Finance, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 07/09/2020

Orion Group Life Sciences have an exciting opportunity for a Financial Assistant for our Pharmaceutical client based in the Cork region on an initial 15-month contract.

Job Purpose

Reporting to the PTP Accounting Team Leader, you will be part of the PTP Accounting Team, responsible for PTP query resolution and PTP month-end process supporting many affiliates in the international organisation.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Daily monitoring and resolution of PTP queries
  • Allocation of pre-payments ahead of weekly payment
  • Maintain, review, and investigate accuracy of accounting of PTP transactions
  • Review and follow up of PTP pre-paid accounts
  • Liaise with vendors to reconcile their accounts with client
  • Review and follow up of potential duplicate payments
  • Month-end related activity relating to PTP module close and pre-close
  • Calculation and posting of month end accruals
  • Maintain a clean Trade Accounts Payable Listing by regular review and follow up on items
  • Working with payments team on weekly clearing of bank reconciling items and follow up
  • Country-specific tasks relating to assigned entities
  • Strive to achieve monthly KPIs and SLAs.
  • Participate in ongoing process improvement projects with wider PTP team and continually look for areas of improvement within the team.
  • Maintain good working relationships with suppliers, invoice processing team, wider PTP group and FSS teams, especially RTR team. And build relationships with key contacts in international markets.

Competencies & Skills:

  • Accounting Technician or relevant finance/accounting qualification required
  • 3-5 years' PTP experience in a fast-paced multi-national environment
  • Experience working with Oracle an advantage
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise work
  • Attention to detail
  • Customer focused

For more information on this role, call Dan on +353 868140295 or email for a completely confidential chat about this role and other opportunities

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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.

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