Tax Accountant

Finisklin, Ireland
Competitive salary + flexible benefits
19 Feb 2024
28 Feb 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant


Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritional’s and branded generic medicines. Our 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.


Abbott serves the market with a diverse range of health care products including diagnostics, medical devices and nutritional products. In Ireland, Abbott employs almost 5,000 people across ten sites. We have been operating in Ireland since 1946.

We have seven manufacturing facilities located in Clonmel, Cootehill, Donegal, Longford, Kilkenny and two in Sligo and a third-party manufacturing management operation in Sligo. Abbott has commercial, support operations and shared services centres in Dublin and Galway.

The successful candidate will be based in the CFS Sligo office in Carbury Point, Sligo and will report to the Finance Manager at Abbott Ireland.


The Accountant is responsible for coordinating and supporting the Finance Manager with a range of complex tax activities and statutory reporting functions. This role will be responsible for VAT, transfer pricing, corporation tax, maintaining tax risk registers, billing of support services, external and internal audit support, supporting all the Abbott Ireland sites and liaising closely with CFS EMEA Shared Services Hub.


  • Support Finance Manager in delivery of strategic projects and execution of Revenue Cooperative Compliance Framework (CCF) requirements
  • Ensure robust risk registers in place for all tax heads, with regular monitoring in place to ensure completeness
  • Co-ordinate self-reviews of tax head compliance across all Abbott Ireland sites, identifying and supporting implementation of process improvements where required
  • Responsible for VAT compliance, ensuring effective and efficient framework in place
  • Corporation tax calculation and reconciliation of monthly current tax / deferred tax
  • Preparation and filing of corporate tax returns including R & D tax credit submission
  • Completion of quarterly and annual corporate tax packs as required
  • Liaising with and reporting to Corporate Tax as required
  • Management of Product/Pricing Flows for the Abbott Ireland entity and ensuring processing is aligned with trade agreements
  • Continuous review and improvement of processes for efficient and effective tax compliance
  • Ensure delivery of statutory accounts in support of corporate, country/legal entity timelines
  • Build relationships and interact with site stakeholders to provide support, technical expertise and guidance
  • Responsible for ensuring on time completion and submission of statutory/regulatory returns for entities in scope, including CSO, Secretarial and Revenue VAT, VIES/ Intrastat and returns
  • Liaise with Internal and External Auditors as required
  • Establish culture of continuous improvement within the team, and liaise with CFS EMEA hub to ensure end to end process improvement opportunities are identified and implemented
  • Develop new and streamline existing processes and systems as required to ensure more efficient delivery of value-add information to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensure that the internal control environment is operating as intended and that any improvements are implemented in a timely fashion
  • Prepare and analyse cost information for presentation to and review by key stakeholders


  • Qualified Accountant – ACA, ACCA, CIMA
  • Tax Qualification – AITI or equivalent desirable
  • BS degree in Accounting or Finance desirable
  • 5+ years relevant experience in a complex global environment – preferably within a multi-currency, US GAAP based financial close desirable
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential
  • SAP or other major ERP Systems experience is desirable
  • Hands-on and self-starter mentality
  • Able to manage responsibilities independently
  • Excellent financial analysis skills with ability to summarise data into high quality summaries.
  • Strong computer skills especially MS Office & Power BI.

Minimum language skills

  • Fluent in English essential

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