Fixed Assets Senior Accountant
Exton , Pennsylvania
August 23, 2016
Primary Role

The Fixed Asset Senior Accountant will be a major contributor to the financial close process and

financial reporting for the Global Business Service group. This position will have responsibilities

related to Fixed Asset/Intangible Asset accounting. He/she will be responsible for contributing to

the production of accurate and timely reporting of monthly / quarterly / annual results at the Group

level. This position will bear responsibility for certain aspects of the financial accounting results

through reconciliations, analysis, and monthly journal entries. All activities of this position will be

performed in conformance with our established policies as well as GAAP, SOX, and any other

applicable regulatory requirements.


55% Participate in the monthly and quarterly accounting close, including the

preparation of journal entries. Responsibilities will also include

assigned accounting tasks/calculations, financial statement analysis as

needed and reporting of data to support our external SEC filings. The

fixed asset accountant position is accountable for recording the cost of

newly-acquired fixed assets (both tangible and intangible), tracking

existing fixed assets, recording depreciation, and accounting for the

disposition of fixed assets. Ensure all information received by the

business units, subsidiary systems, and interfaces are accurate, timely

and are in compliance with all GAAP and U.S. statutory requirements.

30% Perform and document balance sheet account reconciliations as well

as financial statement analysis on a monthly basis. Ad Hoc reporting

and analysis to support the financials and other projects.

5% Participate in all aspects of internal and external financial and

operational audits.

5% Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of established internal controls

to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley. This will include making

recommendations for enhancements or modifications to existing

processes and systems. Responsible for the preparation of monthly

and quarterly Sarbanes-Oxley control packages per the documented

requirements. Create, update and monitor a system of controls,

procedures, and forms related to fixed assets transactions.

5% Prepare and file all required government data surveys. Perform

special projects as required.

Education & Experience Requirements

• BS Degree in Accounting required.

• CPA is not required but is a plus as is background in public accounting, Big 4 is a plus.

• Prior experience as part of an accounting team within a global company is preferred.

• 6+ years accounting experience with Fixed Asset/Intangible Asset Responsibilities

• Experience in service-oriented or shared services finance organization would be a plus.

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We have best-in-class products available in more than 100 countries across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal / Internal Medicine / Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; a growing franchise in Oncology; and an emerging, innovative pipeline in Ophthalmics.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.

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A little about us:
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