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Assistant Accountant, Pharmaceutical, Dublin 15

  • Dublin North
  • Temporary
  • Industry
  • Reference: 29599YR

Assistant Accountant / Accounting Technician 

Our client an international pharmaceutical organisation based in Dublin 15 are currently looking to recruit an Assistant Accountant / Accounting Technician to join them on a temporary basis.


Reporting to the Accounting Manage, the Accounting Technician is responsible for maintenance of assigned general ledger accounts. This individual is accountable for the timely preparation of journals, reconciliations, variance analysis and reporting within a busy finance team for this Legal Entities of The Irish Organisation.                        

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain general ledger accounts and related activities for the production of financial statements and reports
  • Reconcile, analyze and review general ledger accounts in preparation for month end close
  • Prepare & Post Journal entries including preparation of monthly and quarterly accruals and prepayments schedules for group reporting.
  • Prepare journal entries and review accounting classifications, in accordance with generally-accepted accounting principles
  • Weekly/Monthly Sales and Margin analysis including variance to budget/forecast
  • Prepare finance documentation in support of external and internal audits in line with Sarbanes Oxley key control testing documents and quarterly 404 submissions
  • Assist in preparation of Project Accounting including adherence to US Gaap and IFRS accounting rules, example Revenue recognition/lease accounting/Intangible considerations
  • Perform and present analysis and explanation on Actual vs Budget for PL

o    Correct allocation of costs to PL, Balance sheet accruals and prepayment

o    Investigation of inconsistencies/variances on accounts

o    Ensuring Budget owners are on track with spends, no overspends

  • Assist with preparation of financial statements, including balance sheets and statements of financial position
  • Assist with the month end quarterly end close process
  • Monitoring various financial transactions and collaborating with the transactional teams  
  • Monthly and quarterly balance sheet and P/L analysis for management reporting
  • Preparation of month end Statistics and balance sheet reviews for assigned areas of responsibility
  • Review monthly & quarterly financials to ensure adherence with SOP, WI and SOX procedures
  • Act in accordance with the company’s Guiding Principles and adherence to the corporate Code of Conduct.
  • Compliance to all site Environmental, Health and Safety requirements, training and regulations
  • Compliance to all local site company policies, procedures and corporate policies
  • Perform additional duties at the request of the direct supervisor


  • Part Qualified ACCA/ACA/CPA or IATA qualified with minimum 2 years post qualification experience
  • Experience of working in a finance team in multinational environment
  • Solid understanding of US Gaap and financial statements
  • Possesses strong excel skills and ability to effectively present information and respond to questions
  • Demonstrates the drive and motivation to deliver high quality results based on thorough analysis 
  • Strong sense of team work as this role will involve collaborating with peers to complete projects SOX experience necessary
  • Proven experience working to and delivering to hard deadlines with high attention to detail
  • Intercompany experience preferable
  • Strong communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Interpret a variety of instructions in written, diagram or schedule formats


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Yvonne Rafter
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