Abbott Senior Accountant (12-months contract) in Dublin, Ireland


About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 74,000 people.

Abbott in Ireland

In Ireland, Abbott employs almost 3,200 people across 11 sites. Abbott has six manufacturing facilities located in Clonmel, Cootehill, Donegal, Longford and Sligo and a third party manufacturing management operation in Sligo. It has commercial and support operations in Dublin and shared services in Dublin and Westport. Abbott serves the Irish market with a diverse range of health care products including diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals. Abbott has been operating in Ireland since 1946.

Finance Shared Services Centre (FSSC)

Abbott Ireland support a number of Abbott’s European businesses and are in the process of setting up a Finance SSC in Ireland (Cherrywood) to maximize the scope of services. You will be working as part of a dynamic and diverse organisation alongside outstanding people who are forward thinking, collaborative and recognized leaders in their areas. We can offer an excellent benefits package including a clear career development path. We invest in our people’s ongoing learning and professional development.

Position Summary:

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.

Main Responsibilities include:

  • Monthly Journal entry processing, review and approval,

  • Facilitate and perform period close activities including Balance Sheet reconciliations review and approval. Perform variance analyses,

  • Develop and deliver process documentation, training content, and super user support for more complex accounting activities including Technical Accounting, monthly close, COA and SOX compliance, internal controls,

  • Support development of clearly defined, achievable team and individual goals,

  • Support data integrity and preparation of financial information to ensure completeness, accuracy, timeliness and accessibility of financial information,

  • Sustain minimum effective controls in compliance with Sarbanes, CFMS GAAP, IFRS and any other accounting pronouncements and policies required,

  • Review and sustain Mutual Service Account (MSA) delivery standards required to support the internal Abbott customers, as well as the Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with the 3rd party outsource service providers, and deliver to commitments on a period, quarterly and annual basis,

  • Perform ad hoc and special projects assignments, as required.

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance or accounting, preferred,

  • Statistics or economics or local country equivalent, considered.

Minimum Experience

  • 5-7 years of general accounting experience in a complex global environment,

  • Demonstrated capability to understand accounting outcomes and explain accounting treatment, utilizing excellent English language skills,

  • SAP or other enterprise systems experience,

  • Process excellence experience,

  • Strong accounting, interpersonal, analytical thinking, and organisational skills.

Preferred Experience

  • 3-5 years of accounting of industry finance experience,

  • External Audit/ Public Accounting experience preferred,

  • Shared services experience preferably, in a complex global accounting environment.

Minimum Language Skills : English and other European language preferred.

Required Certifications : Qualified or Part qualified ACCA/CIMA/CPA or similar

JOB FAMILY: Accounting-Accnts Payable/Receivable
DIVISION: FIN Corporate Finance
LOCATION: Ireland >Dublin : Block G, Cherrywood, Cherrywood Business Park
WORK SHIFT: Ie - 37.5Hst0 (Ireland)
TRAVEL: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Abbott is about the power of health. For more than 125 years, Abbott has been helping people reach their potential — because better health allows people and communities to achieve more. With a diverse, global network serving customers in more than 150 countries, we create new solutions — across the spectrum of health, around the world, for all stages of life. Whether it’s next-generation diagnostics, life-changing devices, science-based nutrition, or novel reformulations, we are advancing some of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies in healthcare, helping people live their best lives through better health.

The people of Abbott come to work each day with relentless energy, enthusiasm and a promise to enhance the health and well-being of millions of people. They push the boundaries to help manage and treat some of life’s greatest health challenges.

We invite you to explore opportunities at Abbott , to see if your talents and career aspirations may fit with our openings. An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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