Cost Accountant

Expiring today

Kilkenny, Ireland
Competitive salary + flexible benefits
17 May 2024
17 Jun 2024
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Have you ever wanted to make a difference?

At Abbott, you will play a crucial role to help people live more fully at all stages of their lives. Abbott is a global healthcare leader and our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritional products and branded generic medicines. Our 113,000 colleagues have a daily impact on the life of people in more than 160 countries.

Abbott Ireland

In Ireland, Abbott employs over 5,000 people across nine sites. We currently have six manufacturing facilities located in Clonmel, Cootehill, Donegal, Longford and Sligo and a third-party manufacturing management operation in Sligo. Abbott also has commercial, support operations and shared services in Dublin and Galway. We have been making a difference in the lives of Irish people since 1946.

Diabetes Care Kilkenny

Our new manufacturing facility in Kilkenny, opening in 2024, reflects the growing demand for Abbott's global Diabetes Care products. The facility will be a centre for world-class engineering, quality, medical device manufacturing, and other science-based professionals to produce life-changing technologies, including the FreeStyle Libre 3, a system that automatically delivers real-time, up-to-the-minute glucose readings, with the smallest and thinnest wearable glucose sensor that provides unsurpassed 14-day accuracy and optional glucose alarms directly to smartphones. This enables people with diabetes to live the best and fullest lives they can.

At Abbott in Kilkenny, you can shape your career as you help shape the future of healthcare.

This is how you can make a difference at Abbott:

The Cost Accountant will be responsible for setting the standard cost for our market leading Diabetes Care Products.

It will be a very big plus if you can bring experience in developing projects or sites from square one.


  • Provide timely variance analysis reports to management through a suite of management reporting.
  • Work with the various functions to identify, analyse and drive the implementation of significant cost reduction and operational efficiency improvement opportunities in the business.
  • Support the implementation of the costing and financial systems in SAP including asset management and equipment spares management.
  • Participate in the ongoing development of the cost and inventory accounting systems.
  • Coach, advise, or train less-experienced cost analysis staff.


  • Bachelors Degree in related discipline
  • Qualified Accountant ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CPA or similar accounting qualification
  • Lean/Six Sigma qualifications a distinct advantage.


  • Qualified, experienced accountant with a minimum of 4 years post qualification experience with a proven track record of success ideally within the pharmaceutical or manufacturing industry.
  • Experience in a high-volume complex manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of ERP systems and a high level of computer literacy, ideal experience with SAP
  • Exceptional data analysis skills.
  • Strong product costing and cost management expertise is a must.
  • Knowledge of multinational reporting and compliance issues.
  • Ability to influence and advise business leaders on financial matters.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

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Abbott is an equal opportunities employer.

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