Your Responsibilities : We are looking for a Senior Financial Accountant to join our Pfizer JV project team in Costa Rica to :
Deliver a complete, accurate and timely set of entity IFRS reporting (corporate reporting) for a market or cluster of smaller markets, ensuring that monthly and close activities are carried out in a robust and efficient manner by our partner BPO (performing General Ledger, Period End Close and Balance Sheet Reconciliation activities), Control related Balance Sheet, Ensure compliance with ICFW (Internal Control Framework) and SOX requirements.
This role gives YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, the main of these are :
Outward facing to customers, you are responsible for the complete, accurate and timely delivery of the IFRS reporting (corporate reporting) and you own the Balance Sheet for a set of given markets.
Be accountable for day to day BPO delivery of operations, designing, embedding and monitoring Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) Lead & Lag and Service Level agreements (SLAs), ensuring customer issues are identified and promptly resolved and proactively identifying any issues or risks to the service.
Review the Balance Sheet Reconciliations prepared by the BPO, drive quality (through BPO retraining if necessary) and resolution of open items, assess BS healthiness and surface risks to be addressed.
Support period end financial closing activities and ensure efficient & effective close is performed, including preparation of complex accruals where required
Drive the closure of open issues and escalations ensuring preventative measures are in place to prevent re-occurrence
Review the documentation for all month-end control process, ensuring full compliance with SOX requirements. You drive control remediation where required.
Produce routine analyses, schedules and summaries for internal & external customers.
Prepare audit deliverables as required
Proactively identify and contribute towards service improvements recommendations
Manage one or more accountant / analyst assigned to this role, in alignment with GSK Values & Expectations, driving individual performance and development conversations.
Roles usually cover a geographical cluster or a Key market and are part of a team dedicated to a segment (Pharma / ViiV, Consumers, GMS, Corporate).
Basic Qualifications :
We are looking for professionals with these characteristics to achieve our goals :
3-5 years of experiences in Accountant or Finance in Senior Position or as a Supervisor
Experiences in Finance Shared Services environment
Intermediate knowledge in Excel
Fluency in English
Self-motivated and displays initiative in improving process and resolving issues
Flexible and Can-do attitude
Good organization skills, ability to manage workload to ensure all key deadlines are met
Ability to work in culturally diverse teams
Good and engaging team player
Structured and thorough approach to challenging situations
Preferred Qualifications :
However, if you have the following, it would be a plus
Experience in Financial Reporting or Audit Firm
Experience of working in a Control / SOX environment
Excel skills a must
Previous experience of SAP preferred
Experience of working in a Shared Service Environment and / or experience of managing of BPO for a sizeable company preferred
If you feel this is your next career move, please apply up to October 18th, 2019.