Senior Accountant

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+ Job Description **Abbott in Ireland** In Ireland, Abbott employs almost 3,000 people across 10 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, support operations and shared services in Dublin. 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 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 recognised 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.We are looking for **Senior Accountant** to join our team in Finance Shared Services Centre: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 be involved in all accounting processes, through effective, efficient and regulatory (SOX) compliant finance processes, and in accordance with local and consolidated GAAP/IFRS. **Responsibilities include:**

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

+ Completion of the close process

+ Capture of performance metrics at the functional, team and individual levelThe Senior Accountant will support divisions, legal entities and countries as assigned to gain, over time, a deep understanding of the various Abbott divisions, and the unique attributes of the legal entity, regulatory, and in-country requirements associated with the region. **Essential Functions:**

+ Responsible for delivery of the general accounting processes and activities of the Shared Service organisation including individual, shared service and outsourced activities.

+ Preparation of financial information to ensure completeness, accuracy, timeliness and accessibility of financial information.

+ 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

+ 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.

+ Work closely with 3rd party outsource service provider staff, and less experienced team members to perform effectively in their role

+ Perform ad hoc and special projects assignments, as required. **Job Qualifications**

+ Bachelor’s Degree in finance or accounting, desirable

+ Statistics or economics or local country equivalent, desirable

+ 3-5 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 **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 environmentMinimum Language Skills: English required, other languages desirable Required Certifications: ACCA/ ACA/CPA/CIMA or QualifiedVisit Abbott at at or at and connect with us on Twitter at @AbbottNews.

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