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Accountant I

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Job ID R0030115 Date posted 04/20/2021 Location Exton, Pennsylvania

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Accountant I - GL OPS Accounting

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a  Accountant I in our Exton, PA office.

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

The Takeda Business Solutions (TBS) function has the objective of enabling Takeda’s business strategy by delivering simplification and cost reduction, improving service and providing a transformation engine for continuous improvement for Takeda. ‘Building and Delivering Simplified and Innovative Solutions’ is our overarching vision with Patients at the center of all that we do.

Objectives/Purpose:

  • The Accountant I will be a contributor to the financial close process and financial reporting for the Takeda Business Solutions Americas Group.
  • He/she will be responsible for contributing to the production of accurate and timely reporting of monthly / quarterly / annual results at the Group level.
  • The financial accountant will bear responsibility for certain aspects of the financial accounting results through reconciliations, analysis, and monthly journal entries.
  • All activities of this position will be performed in conformance with our established policies as well as GAAP, SOX, and any other applicable regulatory requirements.

Accountabilities:

  • He/she will be responsible for contributing to the production of accurate and timely reporting of monthly / quarterly / annual results at the Group level. 
  • All activities of this position will be performed in conformance with our established policies as well as GAAP, SOX, and any other applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Participate in the monthly and quarterly accounting close, including the preparation of  journal entries.  Responsibilities will also include assigned accounting tasks/calculations, financial statement analysis as needed and reporting of data to support our external SEC filings.
  • Ensure all information received by the business units, subsidiary systems, and interfaces are accurate, timely and are in compliance with all GAAP and U.S. statutory requirements.
  • Prepare and document balance sheet account reconciliations and financial statement analysis on a monthly basis. Ad Hoc reporting and analysis to support the financials and other projects.
  • Responsible for the preparation of monthly and quarterly Sarbanes-Oxley control packages per the documented requirements.
  • Participate in all aspects of internal and external financial and operational audits. 
  • Prepare and file all required government data surveys. Perform special projects as required.
  • Interact with internal teams, such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, various employees embedded in the business and  global finance teams.
  • Proactive problem solver with the ability to think outside the box, arriving at creative and effective recommendations for improvements and enhancements in financial and non-financial operations.
  • Make recommendations to the accounting manager for improvements to the Controls related to key calculations and processes and participate in the implementation of approved recommendations
  • Provide recommendations  to the accounting manager for improvements to current processes and lead efforts to implement recommendations.

Education, Behavioural Competencies and Skills:

  • BS Degree in Accounting required.
  • Background in public accounting is a plus, Big 4 experience is a plus.
  • Prior experience as part of an accounting team within a global company is a plus.
  • 1-2 or more years of accounting related experience is required.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Excel. Functional ability in Word and PowerPoint.  Familiarity with MS Access would also be a plus.
  • Experience with SAP is a plus, as well as experience with Hyperion Financial Manager (HFM).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are needed.  Must have the ability to interact with peers as well as management throughout the Company.
  • A demonstrated customer service focus will be critical for this position.  

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • The position may require occasional travel to various Takeda locations

WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU

  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs

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Locations

Exton, PA

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

Job ID R0030115
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