Abbott Financial Accountant with European language (permanent) in Westport, 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.

Position Summary:

The Financial 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 US GAAP/ Local GAAP (IFRS). Responsibilities include:

  • Deliver guidance, insight, and technical expertise as it relates to general accounting.

  • Support of the day to day capture of performance metrics at the functional, team and individual level

Main Responsibilities include:

  • 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,

  • 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,

  • Participate in the design, build, and implementation activities to develop common end-state financial and accounting processes in support of their direct supervisor and the end to end Record to Report Global Process Manager (GPM) and General Accounting (GA) Functional Process Manager (FPM),

  • Participate in exception management and continuous improvement activities, as a part of his/her day to day work effort in accordance with the global, regional and country specific Record to Report (R2R) process standards,

  • Develop and deliver process documentation, training content, and super user support as requested for special projects and continuous improvement work efforts,

  • Coach and mentor peers, 3rd party outsource service provider staff, and less experienced team members to perform effectively in their role.

Minimum Education

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

  • Statistics or economics or local country equivalent,

  • Qualified Accountant – CPA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA.

Minimum Experience

  • 3-5 years of general accounting experience in a complex global Shared Services environment,

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

  • Demonstrated capability of completing VAT reporting requirements,

  • SAP or other enterprise systems experience,

  • Process excellence experience.

Preferred Experience

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

  • 3 years’ experience in inventory/manufacturing accounting,

  • External Audit/ Public Accounting experience.

Minimum Language Skills : English and other European language (advanced Business fluency) required

JOB FAMILY: Accounting-Financial Analysis
DIVISION: AMO Medical Optics
LOCATION: Ireland >Westport : Lodge Road
WORK SHIFT: Ie - 37.5Hst0 (Ireland)
TRAVEL: Yes, 10 % 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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