General Ledger Accountant

Galway, Ireland
Competitive salary + flexible benefits
02 May 2024
28 May 2024
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant
About Abbott

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, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

  • Assisting in the preparation of Monthly Financial Reports, Annual Financial Statements and any other internal or external reports required, ensuring that they are completed in a timely, accurate and efficient manner.
  • Assisting in transition of GL functions both into and out of the SSC.
  • Developing new and streamline existing processes and systems as required to ensure more efficient delivery of value add information to both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Being an effective team player who will drive efficiency and continuous improvement throughout the department.
  • Preparation of monthly financial reports, ensuring they are completed in a timely, accurate and efficient manner:
  • Preparation, analysis and posting of journals at month end;
  • Preparation and analysis of balance sheet reconciliations at month end;
  • Calculation, posting and analysis of monthly accruals and prepayments, ensuring that all items are accurately captured;
  • Review and reconciliation of inter-company accounts, involving communication with other Abbott Galway business locations worldwide;
  • Preparation of multi-currency bank reconciliations;
  • Preparation of variance analysis and standard cost updates as required;
  • Provide cost information to management and other departments as required.
  • Support in transition of functions to other locations into the SSC.
  • Collaboration with external audit staff for periodic year end review procedures and local statutory audits as required.
  • Provision of input on local finance policies and procedures ensuring ongoing compliance for all accounting and finance operations.
  • Participation in ongoing policy and control environment development to ensure compliance with applicable internal control regulations.
  • Enhancement of existing processes and development of new ones to ensure the most efficient completion of duties.
  • Third Level Degree or equivalent.
  • 0-5 years relevant experience – preferably with Shared Service Centre and multinational corporation background.
  • SAP/Oracle or other major ERP Systems experience is desirable.
  • 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.
  • Fluency in a European language an advantage.
  • Accounting Qualification – ACA, ACCA, CIMA.

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