Job title: Senior Accountant - contract
Reports to: Director, Finance
My client, a pharmaceutical company based in Dublin City Centre is seeking a Senior Accountant for an 18 month contract.
The Accountant will be a member of the Accounting operations team within the Finance Department which is responsible for the preparation of the monthly management accounts, key management information, financial analysis etc.
-Maintain general ledger and preparation/ of trial balance
-Preparation of bank reconciliations
-Provide assistance to the accounts payable team
-Fixed Asset Management, accruals and prepayments, balance sheet reconciliations, intercompany transactions, payroll and all other records required to comply with Irish and US GAAP
-Assist in prepare monthly analyses including flux analysis, foreign exchange analysis and aged receivables and payables etc.
-Assist with annual statutory audit and preparation of statutory accounts
-Liaise with external auditors
-Work individually and as part of a team to generate efficiency in the IT systems, utilising the ERP and consolidation systems to their full potential
-Maintain appropriate SOX process and control documentation, ensuring the proper design and execution of internal controls and assists in the coordination of SOX control
-Preparation of general ledger metrics and key performance indicators
-Other ad hoc duties/projects as may arise
-ACA/ACCA qualified with minimum 2 years post qualification experience
-Strong knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS
-Big 4 experiences and pharmaceutical experience and advantage
-Experience of accounting software packages
-Strong Microsoft Excel
-Previous experience of operating in a multinational environment desirable
-Ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines