Senior FA Accountant

Competitive salary + flexible benefits
19 Feb 2024
29 Feb 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant


Abbott serves the Irish market with a diverse range of health care products including diagnostics, medical devices and nutritional products. In Ireland, Abbott employs over 4,000 people across nine sites.We have seven manufacturing facilities located in Clonmel, Cootehill, Donegal, Killkenny, Longford and Sligo and a third-party manufacturing management operation in Sligo.Abbott has commercial, support operations and shared services in Dublin and Galway. We have been operating in Ireland since 1946.

We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Fixed asset Specialist Accountant who will work within the FA COE (centre of excellence) RTR team, looking after the European markets with our outsourced partners.

The successful candidate will join the Shared Services Centre based in Cherrywood Business Park, Loughlins town, Co Dublin.

Job Description

Reporting to the FA COE (centre of excellence) manager, this position will be responsible for the financial accounting for one or more entities within the EMEA Abbott.


  • A professional accounting qualification from a recognised body – ACA, ACCA, CPA, CIMA; preference for a big four trained accountant
  • 2-3 years business experience in fixed assets – preferably with Shared Service Centre or multinational corporation background
  • SAP or other major ERP Systems experience is desirable
  • Experience in preparation of Financial Statements preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential
  • Able to work alone to understand and summarise financial data into high quality, accurate and usable summaries
  • Strong computer skills especially MS Office


  • Preparation and review of fixed assets for annual financial statements in accordance FRS102
  • Create and monitor a system of controls, procedures, and forms for the recordation of fixed assets.
  • Recommend to management any updates to accounting policies related to fixed assets.
  • Record fixed asset acquisitions and dispositions in the accounting system.
  • Track the compilation of project costs into fixed asset accounts, and close out those accounts once the related projects have been completed.
  • Reconcile the balance in the fixed asset subsidiary ledger to the summary-level account in the general ledger.
  • Calculate depreciation for all fixed assets where required.
  • Recommend to management whether fixed assets should be disposed of.
  • Ad hoc fixed assets reporting request from management.
  • Manage and ensure timely completion of Internal and External audits
  • Ongoing work with internal teams to identify project needs arising from new accounting and industry developments or process gaps
  • Responsibility for daily and monthly financial activity under US GAAP
  • Co-ordination with other internal parties meet various reporting deadline
  • Complete SOX controls in line with control matrix
  • Maintain and develop relationships with key stakeholders
  • Oversight of outsourced business partner


  • Transport: Bus, Luas located outside building
  • Off-site Parking available
  • Onsite canteen

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