Science, Pharmaceutical & Food

Financial Accountant

  • Contract
  • Remote
  • Mayo
  • 41958267

Job Description

  • Overseeing USGAAP payroll accounting for EMEA region.
  • Delivering accurate and timely financial information from the point of transaction through to financial close and periodic external reporting (monthly, quarterly, and annually).
  • Supporting all payroll accounting processes through effective, efficient and regulatory (SOX) compliant finance processes and in accordance with US GAAP

Responsibilities include:

Responsible for bank file processing for payroll payments:

  • Liaise with Payroll CoE’s to ensure payroll files together with bank files and supporting documentation is received in a timely manner.
  • Upload bank files and ensure these are approved on a timely basis as applicable.
  • Coordinate payment of local payroll taxes and other payroll related payments where required.
  • Coordinate intercompany payroll related cross-charges
  • Ensure all payments are processed by deadline dates
  • Process offline payments via cashpro online for various tax payments, urgent payments, rejections, payroll payments.
  • Provide backup and support for other markets


Process Payroll entries and prepare balance sheet reconciliations

  • Review and process General Ledger entries for payroll bookings including accruals.
  • Inform business unit finance when payroll is posted and provide analysis on variances and any other queries
  • Ensure sales commissions are accrued for all markets and supporting documentation is in place.
  • Reconciliation of all payroll related accounts, ensure supporting documentation is in place and all review queries are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Provide backup & support for payroll accounting for other markets.
  • Maintain payroll accounting manuals for specific markets, checklists and procedures


VAT/Vies/Intrastat reporting requirements

  • Prepare and submit all VAT related returns for specific entities in the EAM Region.
  • Arrange payments of VAT liabilities in a timely manner & reconciliation of VAT accounts.
  • Complete VAT control checklists on a monthly/quarterly basis as appropriate


Provide assistance to internal and external auditors

  • Provide payroll related information to our internal and external auditors when required.
  • Coordinate with payroll CoE to obtain information as required.
  • Summarise all audit queries and responses provided and identify areas for improvement.
  • Support payroll CoE in relation to accounting aspects of external payroll audits


Responsible for delivery of the general accounting processes and activities of the Shared Service organization:

  • Journal entry preparation, review and approval
  • Facilitate and perform period close activities as required


Ensuring the integrity of internal financial controls

  • Ensure that all corporate internal policies are followed.
  • Roll out changes in payroll accounting in line with policies.
  • Prepare information for internal control review
  • Manage all accesses to payroll mailboxes & Payroll network drive in conjunction with manager.

Projects & Other Responsibilities:

  • Participate and assist in Shared Services Centre & worldwide projects or responsibilities as required

Education & Experience

  • Preferred: Qualified Accountant – CPA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA.
  • Part-Qualified Accountants will also be considered.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ accounting experience within a medium-sized international company.
  • Second language desirable but not essential.
  • SAP (or other ERP systems) experience desirable.
  • Process excellence experience.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel knowledge.


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***Please note our client cannot assist with any visa sponsorship and candidates must have the correct visa to live and work in Ireland***

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