Senior Accountant

The Senior Accountant is accountable to deliver accurate and timely financial information from the point of transaction through to financial close and periodic external reporting (monthly, quarterly, and annually).

This individual will support all accounting processes, through effective, efficient and regulatory (SOX) compliant finance processes, and in accordance with local and consolidated GAAP/IFRS.

Main Responsibilities include:

  • Monthly Journal entry processing, review and approval,

  • Facilitate and perform period close activities including Balance Sheet reconciliations review and approval.

    Perform variance analyses,

  • Develop and deliver process documentation, training content, and super user support for more complex accounting activities including Technical Accounting, monthly close, COA and SOX compliance, internal controls,

  • Support development of clearly defined, achievable team and individual goals,

  • Support data integrity and preparation of financial information to ensure completeness, accuracy, timeliness and accessibility of financial information,

  • Sustain minimum effective controls in compliance with Sarbanes, CFMS GAAP, IFRS and any other accounting pronouncements and policies required,

  • Review and sustain Mutual Service Account (MSA) delivery standards required to support the internal Abbott customers, as well as the Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with the 3rd party outsource service providers, and deliver to commitments on a period, quarterly and annual basis,

  • Perform ad hoc and special projects assignments, as required.

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in finance or accounting, preferred,

  • Statistics or economics or local country equivalent, considered.

Minimum Experience

  • 5-7 years of general accounting experience in a complex global environment,

  • Demonstrated capability to understand accounting outcomes and explain accounting treatment, utilizing excellent English language skills,

  • SAP or other enterprise systems experience,

  • Process excellence experience,

  • Strong accounting, interpersonal, analytical thinking, and organisational skills.

Preferred Experience

  • 3-5 years of accounting of industry finance experience,

  • External Audit/ Public Accounting experience preferred,

  • Shared services experience preferably, in a complex global accounting environment.

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