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Senior Financial Analyst

Dublin, Ireland, Zurich, Switzerland


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Senior Financial Analyst

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Job ID SR0041033 Date posted 08/30/2019 Location Dublin, Ireland; Zurich, Switzerland

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as our Senior Financial Analyst.

As our Senior Financial Analyst, you will work in our centrally organised team that interacts with the Executive Management and finance leads of global entities that achieve complex operating and tax strategies (herein referred to as Principle Entities).

These entities are responsible for over $6B of revenue, internal & external manufacturing activities (including complex toll manufacturing set up), IP ownership and service over 700 employees

You will develop a sustainable network with supply chain operating entities and will interface with various finance teams (GMS, PDT, PVPS and TBS).

Your responsibilities will be spread across 3 main sub-functions 

Monthly financial close

Financial oversight

Stakeholder Management

Key Accountabilities

  • Drive process re-engineering, design, standardisation & improvements initiatives for complex entities in Switzerland (Baxalta GmbH, TPIZ, SIG, SES) and Ireland
  • Document and align end-to-end processes, key controls and responsibilities between the different finance teams, controllership and TBS
  • SOX & Audit contact for complex entities and co-ordination with responsible controllers
  • Organise process walk throughs with external and internal auditors and monitor testing activities / issue resolution
  • Support integration projects impacting the complex entities (including pre-positioning steps for LEO, BPR implementation and Principal legal entity integration)
  • Monthly, quarterly and annual close accounting activities for Ireland Controllership organisation
  • Own BSR process for complex entities
  • Track audit & statutory financial status for complex entities
  • Support on ad-hoc projects

Education, Behavioural Competencies  

  • Professional Accounting qualification required. (ACA, ACCA, CPA or equivalent)
  • Degree in Accounting
  • Minimum of 5 years accounting/finance experience
  • Finance personnel with hands on experience in IFRS, SOX and UK/Irish GAAP
  • Knowledge and/or experience of tax concepts and principles
  • Strong ability to analyse and understand large amounts of data
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and the ability to persuasively convey critical elements of complex issues
  • Pharma experience preferred.
  • Experience in dealing with organisational change in the accounting/reporting function
  • Experience dealing with multi-location projects and managing third-party consultants
  • Good accounting and finance process knowledge
  • IFRS and local GAAP knowledge
  • Experience working with shared services
  • Good problem-solving capabilities to be able to translate complex set of decisions and change initiatives into a prioritised, integrated process transformation roadmap

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