Bristol Myers Squibb Senior Cost Accountant. in Shannon, Ireland

Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) has one of the richest biopharmaceutical pipelines in the industry. We discover, develop, and manufacture lifesaving and life altering drugs in cancer, hepatitis C, heart disease, and other therapeutic areas. BMS also has one of the most reliable supply networks and our clinical operations program is among the best and busiest anywhere. We are a company that is forward thinking, a company in which diversity and inclusion are at the forefront of how we view our talent and how we work. Our science is second to none and the transformation work underway will enable us to continue to lead our peer group.

The Finance Department supporting External Manufacturing activities and based in Shannon is seeking to recruit a Cost Accountant on a 18 month maternity leave contract. Reporting to the Financial Controller, the Senior Cost Accountant

A typical day might include the following:

  • Providing financial and analytical support to ExM for on-going business requirements and strategic initiatives.

  • Involvement in Preparation & Timely submission of the monthly Management Accounts and related analysis of variances v’s Budget and Projection. (PPV, Gross Margin, etc)

  • Involvement in the Preparation & Timely Submission of Projections & Budgets (P&L ; B/S) along with performing detailed reviews of all Budgets / Projections with ExM Operational Management

  • Responsibility for completion of ExM Ireland Schedule 19 for Budget Reporting

  • Inventory Controls – overseeing Standard Cost preparation, managing Physical Count Reconciliations, Offsite Tolling Reconciliations, and ensuring compliance with corporate policies & procedures and GAAP.

  • Liaise with auditors in relation to SOX , Internal & External Audits

  • Provide high quality accounting support to management to facilitate sound decision making and to meet budgetary commitments.

  • Acting Assistant Financial Controller onsite in the absence of the Assistant Financial Controller.

This job might be for you if:

  • The ideal candidate must have a recognised professional accounting qualification.

  • Strong IT skills with excellent knowledge of MS Excel are required.

  • Ability to work well under pressure , meeting tight reporting deadlines.

  • Excellent organizational skills, strong technical, analytical and problem solving skills are all key attributes for this position in addition to strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • A working knowledge of SAP is desirable but not essential

Why should you apply:

  • You will help patients in their fight against serious diseases and you will increase the survival of more people with cancer

  • You will be part of a company that encourages excellence and innovation, respects diversity, develops leaders and values its employees.

  • You’ll get a competitive salary and a great benefits package including an annual bonus, pension contribution, family medical allowance, 23.5 days annual leave plus 3 Company days, life assurance, on-site gym and gain-sharing bonus


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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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