Bristol Myers Squibb Accountant in ATHENS, Greece

Ongoing Responsibilities

  • Delivery, coding (where needed), scan, submission (email), and reconciliation of vendor invoices. Communication with our Accenture partners.

  • Preparation of all applications to Bank of Greece for payment approvals due to capital controls.

  • Prepare actual payments through local processes and follow up for the approvals.

  • Local vendor’s payment run review.

  • Follow up on all our bank accounts, revolving loan, monitoring letter of guarantees and prepare cash forecast.

  • Management of customer postdated cheques (delivery, sign off, deposit)

  • Create synergies with Order to Cash and Finance teams.

  • Manage F/A movements (creation, deletion, changes, reconciliation, physical count)

  • Preparation, reconciliation and submission of tax forms such as monthly payroll, freelancers, constructions, foreign freelancers, quarterly contracts submission, yearly municipality tax, MYF etc

  • Preparation of annual benefits in kind list and preparation and submission of annual freelancers certificate

  • Preparation, review and approval of journal entries in accordance with work instructions under supervision and with assistance.

  • Reconciliation of monthly VAT report prepared by Tax Center of Excellence. Provide support on additional queries (perm differences etc)

  • Support account reconciliation documentation where needed

  • Close cooperation and support with Capability(shared services) center

  • Provide internal and external audit support including supporting management response and resolution.

  • Participate in month end and year end accounting processes preparing also accrual list for tax reclassification purposes.

  • Review T&E documentation, providing also support to users

  • Run standard statistical reports needed.

  • Clearing of open item managed accounts.

  • Raise accounting considerations, attend accounting meetings where needed and update existing procedural documentation.

Must have requirements:

  • University Degree in accounting or finance or equivalent studies (business administration)

  • Ability to employ analytical and conceptual thinking.

  • Effective communication within various levels across the organization and externally.

  • Great attention to detail.

  • Experience in operating in a team based environment working on multiple tasks in changing priorities.

  • Excellent computer skills with competencies in MS applications (Excel, Word, PP Outlook) and major ERP platforms (preference SAP).

  • Candidate must be fluent (both oral and written) in English

Ideal Candidates Would Also Have:

  • Strong knowledge of Greek GAAP. Knowledge of US GAAP or IFRS would be an asset.

  • At least 3 years’ experience in multinational company environment.

  • Working knowledge of P2P, R2R processes, tax (mainly VAT) and cash flow. Public accounting with a big firm or Internal Audit with a large Corporation is a plus.

  • Additional languages are beneficial.

We’re creating innovative medicines for patients fighting serious diseases. We’re also nurturing our own diverse team with inspiring work and challenging career options. No matter the role, each one of us makes a contribution. And that makes all the difference.

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