AbbVie Polska Sp. z o.o.

Statutory Reporting Controller in biopharma company

Kraków (PL)
Basic pay + bonus, private medical care, life insurance, share options and other benefits
05 Oct 2022
05 Nov 2022
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Accountant, Audit
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Finance Shared Services (FSS) organization was established as one of the key elements of new operating model for AbbVie to provide accurate financial accounting and reporting for all affiliates and business units. The FSS center for EMEA region is based in Krakow, Poland and is serving as a chief accounting and controllership function for all affiliates and manufacturing plants in the region, providing support in US GAAP accounting, tax and statutory compliance and reporting and in selected FP&A and order to cash processes. The center was established in 2013.

Purpose Statement:

Reporting to Statutory Reporting Manager, Statutory Reporting Controller is responsible for planning, coordinating and executing local statutory accounting and reporting processes for the assigned countries in EMEA region.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of the statutory filing in line with Local GAAP requirements, including all notes and disclosures
  • Reconciliation between local GAAP and US GAAP:  validating that all documents have been posted to local ledgers
  • Local GAAP Account reconciliations
  • Coordination of calendar with external auditors, tax department and service providers
  • External Audit support, liaison with external auditors, actuaries, etc.
  • Manage the Statutory calendar
  • Support the process of local tax provision calculation and income tax return
  • Interpretation and roll out of local accounting policy/standards
  • Perform the local GAAP accounting close per year end
  • Direct liaison with external auditors, actuaries, tax &, legal organization, etc.
  • Coordinate deliverables for external audit
  • Manage the Statutory calendar with external auditors, tax department and service providers
  • Support the process of local tax provision calculation and income tax return
  • Miscellaneous reporting filings (e.g., statistical reporting)
  • Constantly look for improvement opportunities and drive implementation (compliance, quality and process efficiency)


A driven, energetic person with very strong accounting expertise, able to act as focal point between different stakeholders, multitask and meet fixed deadlines.

  • Master’s Degree in finance and accounting
  • Hands-on accounting experience (+5 years in an international environment, pharma sector is a plus)
  • Experience in managing full local statutory compliance process for selected European countries
  • ACCA qualification or equivalent is a plus
  • Strong computer skills, particular experience with Excel and SAP
  • Professional proficiency of English, any other language would be an asset
  • Critical mindset to be able to challenge tools and processes in use while promoting business development
  • Ability to multitask and deal with time constraints while effectively managing deadlines
  • A sound business sense with excellent numerical skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization and at stakeholders’ side
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities
  • Demonstrated continuous improvement mindset and drive for excellence

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