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Senior Accountant with French - Accounting CoE

Req #: 180000KQ_en
Location: Dublin, L IE
Job Category: Finance
Date Posted: 1/4/2018 10:59:41 AM
Baxter International


Senior French Speaking Accountant -  Accounting CoE
Our employees around the world are connected by an enduring commitment to save and sustain lives. This higher purpose binds us as a company in doing work that matters.
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Who we are:
Baxter touches millions of lives every day. Our products and services are essential building blocks of healthcare. You’ll find Baxter’s products and therapies on nearly every floor, in almost every hospital worldwide. You’ll find us in clinics and in the home. Patients and providers rely on Baxter for lifesaving renal and medical products.
Our mission to save and sustain lives inspires our work and our commitment to expanding access.
Baxter International Inc. is a Fortune 500 American health care company headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois.  The company primarily produces intravenous products and other products used in the delivery of fluids and drugs to patients; inhalational anesthetics; contract manufacturing services; and products to treat end-stage renal disease, or irreversible kidney failure, including products for peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis.  Total annual sales are in excess of $10 billion and we employ 47’000 people globally.
Baxter has been present in Europe since 1954 and employs approximately 13’300 employees in the region.  In Ireland, Baxter has multiple operations across different sites, including Commercial Operations, Manufacturing and Compounding Operations, Financial Shared Services as well as Centers of Expertise for Accounting and Financial Planning and Analysis.  We have been in Ireland since 1972 and represent about 1,580 people across our Manufacturing, Commercial and Shared Services activities.
At Baxter, we are building a best-in-class accounting organization. We are implementing a transformative program which will streamline and standardize processes, strengthen control over company’s financial statements and provide best-in-class accounting expertise to business partners, as well as enhance opportunities for personal skill-building and professional growth.
The Job:
This position is part of a newly formed Accounting Center of Expertise (CoE). The role of the Accounting CoE is to ensure accuracy and integrity of US GAAP and statutory financial statements for entities across EMEA region, provide expertise in complex accounting matters and decisions, and build strong partnership with Shared Service Centre, local country finance, commercial and other functional organizations to support financial and accounting processes in compliance with US GAAP and statutory requirements and company’s policies and procedures.
Key Responsibilities:
  • 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 of processes to company's policies and procedures, internal and external audit requirements and local rules and regulations; support strengthening of financial processes and controls.
  • Work closely with Shared Service Centres 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.
  • Be an advocate of finance function.
  • Maintain focus on continuous process improvement.


Who you are:
  • 5-10 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Proven experience in a multinational environment and/or audit.
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and tax matters.
  • Knowledge of local GAAPs for the countries in scope.
  • Excellent communication skills, diplomatic, flexible and “can do” mind-set.
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English and French
  • Strong reporting tools and MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Master’s degree in Finance/Accounting or part qualified /qualified ACCA/CIMA.
Additional requirements:
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally as required.
  • Experience in JDE and Pega Tools an advantage.
  • Additional hours at critical times (e.g. month-end) may be required. Also, and on an exceptional basis, the role may require Public Holiday.
What we offer:
It is a challenging opportunity for you and also a chance to work in a diverse team with a great mix of people. Joining Baxter means joining a team that you can truly learn from!
We encourage our employees to develop their skills to meet the demands of an ever-changing work environment, providing them with opportunities to achieve personal and professional goals that will make them valued contributors throughout their careers. If you have an interest in this great opportunity and think you can make a difference then this could well be the role for you.
We can offer a great benefits package including professional examination support and an excellent career path; we are a Platinum approved ACCA employer
If you want to learn more about career opportunities go to: http://www.baxter.com/careers.page
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