R2R Accounting Analyst
San José,CR
hace 9 días

At Lonza, we invest in great people. We encourage our employees to challenge themselves and we offer an environment that fosters creativity and success.

Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, we operate production, R&D, and business sites around the world, including Europe, North America, and Asia.

Our vision :

We strive to be the leading supplier using science and technology to improve the quality of life.

Our mission :

We work with passion, using advanced technologies, to transform life science into new possibilities for our customers.

Do you want to help us as we shape the future of this great organization?

Job Description Summary

LONZA, a global organization opening operations in Costa Rica, is looking for an R2R Analyst. LONZA is focused on achieving the strategic vision of being the world's leading, integrated solutions provider for its pharma and consumer healthcare and nutrition customers all along the healthcare continuum.

  • The company serves that continuum and certain other targeted markets through a wide range of businesses in its Pharma &
  • Biotech and Specialty Ingredients segments. With headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, LONZA has more than 50 major manufacturing and R&
  • D facilities and approximately 14,000 employees worldwide.

    Role Purpose : Managing the Fixed Assets creation for North America and Costa Rica, Month End Processes and HFM Reporting as well as other tasks that can be assigned.

    Assisting in the preparation of group reporting and accounts by working as a team with the Senior Analyst and supervisor to follow established procedures, accounting principles and guidelines in order to maintain the organizations financial records and transactions in an accurately and timely fashion.

    Key Accountabilities and Duties : Support the month, quarter and year end tasks activities in a timely and accurate manner working together with Senior Analyst.

    Execute and analyze day to day activities in order to propose process improvements. Work as a team to communicate the opportunity areas identified and establish action plans as needed, liaising with key internal stakeholders when required.

    Perform the balance sheet reconciliations, providing analysis and issue resolution for possible discrepancies and irregularities, take ownership for the action plans to escalate it to key internal stakeholders.

    Ensure the financial records / statements are maintained in compliance with the US GAAP) as well as IFRS), following the Lonza internal policies and procedures.

    Assist in both internal / external financial Audits. Ensure all financial entries have relevant and enough back up documentation.

    Support other areas of the business as and when required. This could include providing day to day support to AP / AR functions.

    Education :

    Technical / Bachelor degree in Finance - Accounting or equivalent.

    85 90 English level.

    Experience : Ideally full accounting cycle knowledge and SSC experience.

    Experience working with Fixed Assets. More than 1 year of background in Shared Services with proven knowledge and deep handling of Fixed Assets (creations, transfers, disposals, retirements, modifications, WBS projects, etc).

    Knowledge : ERP system (SAP).

    Intermediate excel skills (v-lookup, pivot tables, sumifs. Skills : Understanding of accounting principles. Works well under pressure, especially during month end.

    Works well in a team and understands the importance of teamwork. The candidate might have to travel to US to be trained and collaborate with the migration (US VISA IS A PLUS)

    Qualities and Attitude : Adaptable and solid team player. Analytical skills, and ability to multi-task prioritizes work, demonstrate accuracy and pay attention to detail, meet deadlines.

    Ensure confidentiality and privacy of information is maintained, work in a mature, courteous and professional manner.

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