Abbott Qualified Accountant in Dublin, Ireland


Abbott Ireland support a number of Abbott’s European businesses and are in the process of setting up a Finance SSC in Ireland (Cherrywood) to maximize the scope of services. You will be working as part of a dynamic and diverse organisation alongside outstanding people who are forward thinking, collaborative and recognized leaders in their areas.

We can offer an excellent benefits package including a clear career development path. We invest in our people’s ongoing learning and professional development.

We are looking for Accountants with German, Italian, French or Spanish to join our team in Finance Shared Services Centre.

Accountant is accountable to deliver accurate and timely financial information from the point of transaction through to financial close and periodic external reporting (monthly, quarterly, and annually). This individual will support all accounting processes, through effective, efficient and regulatory (SOX) compliant finance processes, and in accordance with US GAAP/ Local GAAP (IFRS). Responsibilities include:

  • Deliver guidance, insight, and technical expertise as it relates to general accounting.

  • Support of the day to day capture of performance metrics at the functional, team and individual level

Main Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for delivery of the general accounting processes and activities of the Shared Service organisation including individual, shared service and outsourced activities,

  • As an individual contributor and team member; develop and deliver process documentation, training content, and super user support for more complex accounting activities, as requested,

  • Participate in process improvement reviews across retained finance, captive shared service and outsourced teams as a part of ongoing exception management and continuous improvement activities,

  • Support data integrity and preparation of financial information to ensure completeness, accuracy, timeliness and accessibility of financial information,

  • Understand, participate, and comply with standard demand management and service management processes,

  • Participate in the design, build, and implementation activities to develop common end-state financial and accounting processes in support of their direct supervisor and the end to end Record to Report Global Process Manager (GPM) and General Accounting (GA) Functional Process Manager (FPM),

  • Participate in exception management and continuous improvement activities, as a part of his/her day to day work effort in accordance with the global, regional and country specific Record to Report (R2R) process standards,

  • Develop and deliver process documentation, training content, and super user support as requested for special projects and continuous improvement work efforts,

  • Coach and mentor peers, 3rd party outsource service provider staff, and less experienced team members to perform effectively in their role.

  • European travel required

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance and accounting, preferred,

  • Statistics or economics or local country equivalent,

  • Qualified/ Part qualified Accountant – CPA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA.

Minimum Experience

  • 3-5 years of general accounting experience in a complex global Shared Services environment,

  • Demonstrated capability to understand accounting outcomes and explain US GAAP accounting treatment, utilizing excellent English language skills,

  • Demonstrated capability of completing VAT reporting requirements,

  • SAP or other enterprise systems experience,

  • Process excellence experience.

Preferred Experience

  • 3-5 years of accounting of industry finance experience,

  • 3 years’ experience in inventory/manufacturing accounting,

  • External Audit/ Public Accounting experience.

Minimum Language Skills: German, Spanish, French or Italian and English required


Accounting & Reporting


FIN Corporate Finance


Ireland > Dublin : Block G, Cherrywood, Cherrywood Business Park



Ie - 37.5Hst0 (Ireland)


Yes, 25 % of the Time




Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

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