General Ledger Analyst

Our client one of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies, is currently recruiting for a strong qualified General Ledger Accountant (GL Analyst) to support their growing business on an initial 9-12 month contract basis. Through acquisitions and mergers, this company has expanded rapidly in their short history and now boast more than 20,000 employees, and offices in more than 40 countries.

The Role

This General Ledger Accountant Contractor role, will be sitting in the EMEA head office in the Record to Report (R2R) team and reports to the R2R Lead. The team is responsible for providing general ledger operation services to over 40 entities across businesses European operations.

This role will support activities focused around the integration and stabilisation of 4 PL entities into Corporate Services developing processes to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the reporting of financial results under US GAAP to the group consolidation team.

The position is intended to be a long term interim position and will have potential to develop into a longer-term opportunity within the business for the right individual.

The role is broken down into an initial testing and integration phase and would subsequently move into the operation phase focused on R2R Accounting activities:

Key Responsibilities would include:

  • Revenue Recognition/Deferred Revenues and associated journal handling
  • Manual Cash Applications
  • Accounts Receivable voiding and manual receipt creation
  • Various Accrual Accounting (e.g. Free of Charge Allocation Bonus Accruals, Commissions, incentives) and related journals
  • Bank Reconciliations across multiple entities
  • Trouble shooting with Accounts Payable function on bank statement matching issues
  • Customer Master Data Audit Reporting
  • Metric Reporting
  • Balance Sheet Reconciliations
  • Meet monthly closing and regional reporting requirements
  • Support the Compliance leader and Auditors (internal & external) with their requirements
  • Address and rectify compliance issues within area of responsibility

The Person

In order to be considered for this daily rate General Ledger Accountant role, you will ideally be a part or fully qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) with relevant exposure within a large multinational in a shared service environment.

Specific requirements for the successful candidate would include:

  • 1-3 years’ experience in a similar role within a shared service environment
  • Extensive working knowledge of GL accounting
  • Strong stakeholder management experience dealing with senior level colleague across multiple regions
  • Ideally have detailed knowledge of US GAAP and SOX (Sarbanes Oxley) compliance
  • A deep understanding of the systems, processes and controls involved in recording transactions in and ERP accounting system (Oracle, JD Edwards or SAP), as well as the interrelationships that exist
  • Experience in adding value through enhancements to processes and implementing them while maintaining strong financial control
  • You will have advance Excel skills

What’s on offer:

  • Exciting long term daily rate contract role within a leading Multinational Headquartered in Ireland
  • Ability to add value and to further develop your international experience
  • The genuine opportunity to be considered for other longer term positions in the business

To learn more apply on line or call Paul Lanigan on +353 1 6321826.

Salary: On Application Location: Dublin City Centre