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Accountant with French - Accounting CoE

Req #: 1800003G_en
Location: Dublin, L IE
Job Category: Finance
Date Posted: 1/2/2018 11:42:26 AM
Baxter International


About Baxter
Baxter provides a broad portfolio of essential renal and hospital products, including home, acute and in-centre dialysis; sterile IV solutions; infusion systems and devices; parenteral nutrition; surgery products and anesthetics; and pharmacy automation, software and services. The company’s global footprint and the critical nature of its products and services play a key role in expanding access to healthcare in emerging and developed countries. Baxter’s employees worldwide are building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare innovations that enable patient care.
A Career That Matters
Baxter’s employees are united in a mission to save and sustain lives. We are passionate about applying scientific innovation to meet the needs of the millions of people worldwide who depend on our medically necessary therapies and technologies. We focus on increasing access to healthcare, innovating in crucial areas of unmet need, and pursuing creative collaborations that bring our mission to life for patients every day.
The Role
As a Senior Accountant with German your position will be a part of a newly formed Accounting Centre of Excellence (CoE). The role of the Accounting CoE is to ensure accuracy and integrity of US GAAP and statutory financial statements for entities across the EMEA region. As part of this team you will also provide expertise in complex accounting matters and decisions and build strong partnership with the Shared Service Centre. You will also work with local country finance, commercial and other functional organizations to support financial and accounting processes in compliance with US GAAP, statutory requirements and company’s policies and procedures.
  • Support the controller and the team in executing US GAAP , statutory and tax accounting and reporting for the entities in scope; ensure completeness, accuracy and timeliness of the reporting.
  • Ensure adherence to Baxter’s processes, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that local rules and regulations, internal and external audit regulations and requirements are met.
  • Work closely with Shared Service Centre and service delivery partners in execution of end to end finance processes.
  • Support resolution of complex accounting and tax issues.
  • Support local, regional and global projects, as required; provide financial support in such projects.
  • Maintain focus on continuous improvement.


  • Master’s degree in Finance/Accounting or part qualifies/qualified ACCA/CIMA.
  • Extensive, relevant professional experience.
  • Proven experience in a multinational environment and/or audit.
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and tax matters.
  • Knowledge of local GAAP’s for the countries in scope.
  • Fluent in both written and spoken French and English.
  • Experience with JD Edwards and Pega tools an advantage.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as required.
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner.
Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.
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