Senior General Ledger Accountant [FTC]

Dublin, Ireland
11 May 2021
02 Jun 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Job Description

Essential Function

To proactively take responsibility for all aspects of financial accounting and reporting, bring active support to the GL Managers and Controllers, to execute all aspects of financial accounting and reporting ensuring the correct recording of all assets & liabilities and costs & revenues and maintaining a complete set of records to comply with both internal and statutory reporting requirements.

Key Accountabilities
  • Prepares and maintains GL monthly journal entries with sufficient support documentations providing a clear audit trail.
  • Ensures all balance sheet accounts are reconciled and analyzed on a monthly basis.
  • Perform fluctuation analysis on assigned accounts; research, resolve and document variances.
  • Manage the timely review of disputed and clearing accounts and work collaboratively with the cross function team for resolution.
  • Manage the closing checklist for specific legal entities.
  • Coordinate with the cross-functional team to complete the monthly intercompany account reconciliations and revaluations; maintains intercompany accruals when needed.
  • Coordinates monthly, quarterly, and annual closing activities with the business units and the cross-functional teams.
  • Prepares monthly reports, quarterly and year end packages.
  • Instruct and work closely with Local Finance Specialists and local Accounting Agency.
  • Prepares the Monthly P&L / Balance Sheet review presentations for legal entities and presents them to senior management.
  • Liaises with Auditors at year end and prepares the quarterly and year end audit files.
  • Evaluate current processes and internal controls; make and implement recommendations for improvement.
  • Responsible for the preparation of Statutory Accounts.
  • Prepares the reconciliation of US GAAP to local GAAP on the regular basis (if applicable).
  • Prepares monthly tax packages.
  • Collects required information with regard to tax returns.
  • Responsible for the preparation of business tax returns.
  • Has working knowledge of key SOX controls, Sunshine Act and The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and adheres to these.
  • Directs and reviews the work of GL Accountants and Senior Corporate Finance Specialist.
  • Build a positive, results orientated work environment, building partnerships and modeling teamwork, communicating to the team in an open, balanced and objective manner.
  • Support with Continuous Process Improvement Projects.
  • Qualifications

  • Experience from working in an international environment.
  • Experience with multi-currency transactions.
  • Strong accounting skills; understanding of accounting principles and concepts.
  • Excellent quantitative, analytical, and organizational skills required.
  • Articulates ideas and conveys information effectively in both individual and group situations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Client focused approach to work (internal and external).
  • A flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learning.
  • Willingness to work in a matrix environment and to value the importance of teamwork.

  • Education
  • Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business or equivalent/relevant experience.
  • ACA, ACCA, CPA qualification, or equivalent.

  • Why Work at Parexel

    There are pivotal moments in every career: Sharing new treatments. Improving processes. Delivering life-saving advances. The people who succeed are the ones who make the journey go further and faster every time. What if you had a partner to support you as you reach the next level in your professional path? A partner who believes a collaborative environment is key to achieving your goals? A partner who is dedicated to your health and wellness so you can help make a difference in the lives of millions worldwide?

    That's Parexel. We're a diverse team of professionals focused on one goal: getting treatments into the hands of those who need them most. Working together, the results we bring to our clients and the opportunities we bring to our team get better with every step.

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