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This position will be part of the Account to Report Department (A2R) within the eSSC. The eSSC is in the process of transforming its operations and increasing the scope of services it provides. The role will support the EMEA region providing a variety of accounting and finance services
The Account to Report Manager is accountable to deliver accurate and timely financial information from the point of transaction through to financial close (monthly, quarterly, and annually) for EMEA UK Nordics & Ireland portfolio. You will support accounting processes, through effective, efficient and regulatory (SOX) compliant finance processes, and support partners such as Centers of Expertise for local and US GAAP.
Support development of and provide strong leadership to the A2R Team
Responsible for delivery of the general accounting processes and activities of the Shared Service organisation including individual, shared service and outsourced activities
Deliver guidance, insight, and technical expertise as it relates to general accounting
Support the completion of the close process
Performing trial balance reviews and balance sheet reconciliations
Maintaining and controlling the finance ERP automatic processes to support accounting and reporting
Perform monthly, quarterly and annual accounting activities
Supporting data integrity and preparation of financial information ensuring completeness, accuracy, timeliness and accessibility of financial information
Collaborating with the other Shared Services Center teams, Centers of Expertise and Service Delivery Partners in execution of end to end finance processes
Be an active advocate of the finance function
Participate in process improvement reviews across retained finance, captive shared service and outsourced teams
Actively participate in projects/initiatives to achieve continuous process improvement
Understand, participate, and comply with standard demand management and service management processes.
Support Internal management reporting, both P&L and balance sheet, on a monthly basis as required.
Ensure all procedures and accounting entries are fully documented, from both an audit and Sarbanes Oxley perspective.
Perform regular high-level analytical review to assess reasonableness and accuracy of owned a account balances.
Undertake other duties and ad-hoc projects as may reasonably be required
Perform ad hoc and special projects assignments, as required
Who you are
10 years of relevant professional experience
A minimum of 5 years accounting experience within a Multinational or Shared Service environment.
Proven Team Leader experience
Fluent written and spoken English.
Excellent IT skills.
Expert in key principles of US GAAP and International Accounting Standards.
Accuracy and attention to detail.
Problem-solving and analytical skills.
Candidates must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Master’s degree in Finance/Accounting or and/or part qualified ACCA, CIMA or equivalent body
Ability and willingness to travel both domestically and internationally as required
Additional hours at critical times (e.g. month end) may be required. Also, the role may require Bank Holiday work, weekend work is exceptional.
Fluency in 2nd European language desirable
We encourage our employees to develop their skills to meet the demands of an ever-changing work environment, providing them with opportunities to achieve personal and professional goals that will make them valued contributors throughout their careers. If you have an interest in this great opportunity and think you can make a difference then this could well be the role for you.
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Who we are
Baxter touches millions of lives every day. Our products and services are essential building blocks of healthcare. You’ll find Baxter’s products and therapies on nearly every floor, in almost every hospital worldwide. You’ll find us in clinics and in the home. Patients and providers rely on Baxter for lifesaving renal and medical products.
Our mission to save and sustain lives inspires our work and our commitment to expanding access to care, providing cost-effective healthcare solutions, delivering quality products and advancing innovations for the world.
Our SSC was set up in 2000 and is based in Deansgrange, Co Dublin. We support a number of Baxter’s European businesses. Operations include: accounts payable; accounts receivable; intercompany accounting; general ledger; fixed assets; intercompany; inventory accounting and treasury accounting. Ours is a multilingual and multicultural environment and we take pride in delivering exceptional service to our customers. We can offer a great benefits package including professional examination support and an excellent career path; we are a Platinum approved ACCA employer