Inventory & Cost Accounting Manager

Location: Dublin City Centre, Dublin
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: almost 2 years ago
Role type: Contract
Industry: Financial Leaders & Executives
Contact name: Paul Lanigan
Contact email: paul.lanigan@hrmrecruit.com

Job description

Our client is a global leader and highly regarded business within the pharmaceutical sector based out of Dublin. They are hugely progressive and fast growing in an exciting sector in the Irish market and are looking for a strong Inventory & Cost Accounting Manager to join their business on a contract basis to support their ongoing growth. Whilst this role is being presented as an initial contract there is a considerable potential for the role to develop into a longer-term permanent role and would be an excellent opportunity to get your foot in the door with this leading pharmaceutical business.

The Role

This Inventory & Cost Accounting Manager will be sitting in the corporate global headquarters based in central Dublin, reporting to the Director of Finance, and will be responsible for the centralised oversight and accountability for inventory flowing through the organisation. This will include the execution of monthly close accounting, analysis, inventory reconciliation and controlling procedures for inventory. This would suit a strong finance business partner and will require heavy collaboration and communication skills as it will be a key link between Supply Operations and business unit finance and commercial leaders.

This exciting Inventory & Cost Accounting Manager will be responsible specifically for:

  • Participating in monthly operations reviews including providing financial data and commentary for monthly analysis related to key financial metrics
  • Critically evaluating processes, implementing new/revised processes and procedures to help improve the organisation
  • Inventory analysis for consolidated inventory
  • Finance representation on cross functional project initiatives throughout the organisation
  • Supporting the annual development of standard costs for the global business
  • Forecasting inventory-related portion of working capital
  • Forecasting and communication of PPV/Production variance and inventory reserves impacts to the business
  • Managing month-end financial close process for inventory and related items, including preparation of journal entries, account reconciliations and ensuring that financial statements are in compliance with US GAAP
  • Assessing and managing Purchase Price Variances
  • Responsible for collaborating with business units to ensure financial entries related to inventory valuation are correctly recorded
  • Oversight of inventory reconciliations with external and internal CMOs
  • Responsible for oversight and execution of all Inventory-related SOX controls
  • Recording all supply-related royalty payments to partners
  • Driving the transfer of all inventory reserve calculations to the Inventory team and managing these entries on an ongoing basis
  • Strong business partnering, communication, and collaboration required to identify and convey pertinent information between Supply Operations and Business Unit Finance stakeholders

The Person

In order to be considered for this exciting Inventory & Cost Accounting Manager, you will be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) with extensive experience in inventory and cost Accounting, and a broad working knowledge of accurate and timely Financial Reporting from a Blue-Chip environment.

Specific requirements for the successful candidate would include:

  • A qualified (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with approximately 5+ years' of specific experience focussed on inventory Accounting and Cost Accounting
  • A depth of experience from within the pharmaceutical, medical devices or FMCG sector
  • Experience in financial reporting and in particular sound working knowledge of US GAAP and SOX compliance
  • Advanced working knowledge of SAP and/or JD Edwards, or one of the other mainstream ERP systems
  • Excellent communications skills and evidence of co-ordinating multiple stakeholders to achieve results
  • Strong business partnering experience across multiple regions
  • Must be able to deal with ambiguity and handle multiple tasks/priorities

The Benefits

  • Progressive Inventory & Cost Accounting Manager contract role in a leading multinational based out of central Dublin
  • Huge potential to build and develop your career in a blue-chip environment
  • Very competitive day rate and strong potential to develop into a permanent opportunity
  • Opportunity to work in a true market leader

To discover more about this opportunity, apply now or contact Paul Lanigan at HRM on +353 1 632 1826 for a confidential discussion.


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