General Ledger Accountant

  • Reference: D46014
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Location: Dublin City Centre, Dublin South
  • Category: Science, Pharmaceutical & Food

General Ledger Accountant 

Excellent opportunity to join leading pharmacuetical company based in Dublin city center.Ideal candidate will have 3 years experience in multilnational shared service environment.

This role is responsible for an entity/entities, working with the local markets and internal GFS Europe departments to report to Corporate Headquarters on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis. The GL Accountant will also be responsible for identifying inefficiencies with a view to developing and implementing more robust processes within the group. 


• Responsible for monthly, quarterly and annual corporate reporting to US Headquarters. 
• Proactively identify, rectify and follow-up on errors and causes of errors while managing the quality and development of financial accounts, systems, processes and databases within given parameters. 
• Handle general ledger inquiries from other GFS departments, NY Controllers and the Market. 
• Work with Corporate Audit for all audit related issues under US GAAP; provide audit information on a timely basis. 
• Develop effective working relationships with key stakeholders in the Market 
• Perform/Review monthly reconciliations. 
• Contribute to team effort and assist co-workers as needed. 
• Identify opportunities for continuous process improvements and innovative solutions so the team can operate in an efficient and cost-effective manner. 
• Participate in projects that require creativity and analytical skills. 

Skills Required: 

• Minimum of three years of related accounting experience required 
• Ability to work independently 
• Ability to work under pressure and to handle several projects at once 
• Strong accounting, interpersonal, analytical thinking and organisational skills 
• SAP and/or Oracle experience desirable 
• Proficiency in PC skills (particularly Word and Excel) 
• Experience in dealing with external auditors and involvement in the audit process 
• Experience in financial reporting in a similar shared service environment would be beneficial. 
• Strong technical accounting skills i.e. good knowledge of accounting standards 
• Strong analytical skills 
• Knowledge of US GAAP 
• Familiarity with Sarbanes Oxley and internal controls 


Minimum qualification of a University Degree in Business, Finance

or further information on this role, please contact Ita Hodder on 01 6620088 or email

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