The Accountant II will be a major contributor to the financial close process and financial reporting for the Global Business Services group. He/she will be responsible for contributing to the production of accurate and timely reporting of monthly / quarterly / annual results at the Group level. The accountant II will bear responsibility for certain aspects of the financial accounting results through reconciliations, analysis, and monthly journal entries. Payroll postings will also be performed. 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.
Participate in the monthly and quarterly accounting close, including the preparation of journal entries. Responsibilities will also include assigned accounting tasks/calulations,financial statement analysis as needed and reporting of data to support our external SEC filings. 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.
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.
Participate in all aspects of internal and external financial and operational audits.
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.
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.
• 4+ years of related experience is required.
•1-2 years payroll administration/posting experience is preferred.
• Experience in service-oriented or shared services finance organization would be a plus.
Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies:
• Strong knowledge of MS Excel. Functional ability in Word and PowerPoint. Familiarity with MS Access would also be a plus.
• Experience with Oracle's JD Edwards or SAP is a strong plus, as well as experience with Hyperion Financial Manager (HFM).
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are needed. Must have the ability to interact with peers as well as management throughout the Company. Building relationships will be a key success factor for this position. Another key success factor will be the ability to handle ambiguity and to deal effectively with a constantly changing environment.
• A demonstrated customer service focus will be critical for this position. This is a service organization and that will require the highest commitment to understanding customer needs and meeting/exceeding their expectations.
• The successful candidate needs to be able to work in a fast paced environment, be creative, be energetic and be enthusiastic.
• The successful candidate will at times be the first person people encounter when contacting the Global Business Services Group. As a result of this visibility, he/she must ensure all communications and interactions are professional, courteous and show a desire to be of service.
Other Job Requirements:
The position may require occasional travel to Shire's domestic locations
Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.
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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