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An experienced RTR Senior Accountant is required by CareerWise Recruitment for our Cork research-based Biopharmaceutical client. Reporting to the RTR Lead, Global Financial Solutions (GFS), this position is an 18 month contract, full-time, hybrid role where the successful candidate will be responsible for the general ledger accounting and act as the primary Relationship Manager for one or more entities within the GFS.

Role of this position

  • The development of strong relationships with stakeholders
  • Contribution to the definition of service standards and continuous management of service partnership agreements
  • Contribution to the definition and maintenance of key performance indicators (KPIs) and the establishment of a continuous improvement culture
  • Maintains ledger integrity and ensures financial compliance with the worldwide Controller's manual and to all applicable laws and regulations
  • Responsible for the timely and accurate review and posting of month-end close and accounting transactions; P&L and balance sheet account analysis, review, reconciliation and resolution
  • Ensure financial records are in compliance with GAAP
  • Consistently maintains appropriate internal controls and upholds company policies and procedures including Worldwide Controller's manual
  • Interacts successfully with internal and external auditors and supports quarter-end, interim and year-end audits by providing timely and accurate data and communication
  • Evaluates processes and recommends and implements process improvements
  • Helps develop, maintain and assess internal controls related to the clients accounting and financial reporting systems
  • Interacts successfully with non-financial personnel as well as with internal and external auditors
  • Responsible for the accounting and reporting requirements under U.S. and local GAAP
  • A champion for the Global Financial Services philosophy and architecture for Finance
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - the ability to work effectively across multiple functions and different cultures and lead and develop a team
  • Ability to quickly establish credibility with and influence diverse audiences
  • Experience in a global finance function of a multi-location, multinational corporation
  • Ability to travel is necessary
  • Support the Statutory Accounting and VAT programs within the International GFS


  • A professional accounting qualification from a recognized body (ACA, ACCA, CPA, CIMA); preference for a background in a practice training environment. Typically either a BA or BS degree in accounting or equivalent and 2-3 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience operating in a Shared Service environment an advantage
  • Experience in biotech or pharmaceuticals industry also a plus
  • Proficiency with Microsoft tools (Excel, Outlook, and Word)
  • Strong knowledge of Oracle or equivalent is essential

  • Qualified accountant with a fundamental understanding of what it takes to operate within a multi-country RTR environment in a multi-national corporation
  • At least 2-3 years business experience
  • Held an RTR position in a similar organization operating in several major countries in Europe, with exposure to the United States
  • In depth knowledge of general accounting policies, procedures and US GAAP
  • In-depth knowledge of local European country statutory and tax reporting requirements
  • Experience of operating RTR processes in Shared Services in a multi-country corporate environment is a definite advantage
  • SAP experience desirable

  • Customer Service: A commitment and focus on customer service - defining and exceeding multiple customer expectations and delivering on the service commitments
  • Process Focus: Skills in process analysis, assessment and improvement and working in a team environment where continuous improvement is encouraged
  • Interpersonal Skills: An effective team player, whose energy and well developed communication skills make this person a persuasive leader, negotiator and relationship builder.
  • Thinker/Do-er: A clear, fast thinker, able to translate business needs into pragmatic solutions and implement them.
  • Diversity: Ability to work effectively in a multi-functional, multi-cultural environment
  • Handle Complexity: Ability to handle the ambiguity that arises from time to time in a global organization in a multi-country environment.
  • Language: Ability to communicate effectively in English. An additional major European language would be beneficial - French, German, Spanish or Italian.

Please call Aisling O'Hagan-Yil today for further information on 021- 2427410 or email:
CareerWise Recruitment (In Search of Excellence) Established in 1999, CareerWise Recruitment specialises in recruitment of management and technical professionals for the life sciences, ICT, engineering, food and agri sectors. We operate out of multiple locations in Ireland and have offices in Cork, Shannon, Galway, Mayo and Dublin. By applying for this position, you are consenting to allow CareerWise Recruitment to process and retain your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy, contained on our website for the purposes of providing career opportunities. CareerWise Recruitment accepts that you do not wish your personal data, including your CV, to be forwarded to any client company without your prior consent and gives an absolute assurance that this wish will always be respected. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or wish to withdraw or amend your consent.

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Accounting & Finance

Cork Office

CareerWise Recruitment. EastGate Village, EastGate, Little Island, Cork.

Phone: +353 (0) 21 206 1900