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Senior Accountant - Switzerland

Req #: 180006DB_en
Location: Dublin, L IE
Job Category: Finance
Date Posted: 3/22/2018 7:08:49 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.
Accountant Switzerland
Purpose of the role
This position will be part of the Finance Department within the eSSC supporting Switzerland. The eSSC is in the process of transforming and expanding its operations and increasing the scope of services it provides. The role will support the EMEA region providing a variety of accounting and finance services
  • Responsible for general ledger and subledger closing
  • Performing trial balance reviews and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Maintaining and controlling the finance ERP automatic processes to support accounting and reporting
  • Perform monthly, quarterly and annual accounting activities
  • Supporting data integrity and preparation of financial information ensuring completeness, accuracy, timeliness and accessibility of financial information (US GAAP, statutory and tax accounting)
  • Collaborating with Centres of Expertise and Service Delivery Partners in execution of end to end finance processes
  • As an individual contributor and team member; develop and deliver process documentation, training content
  • Actively participate in projects/initiatives to achieve continuous process improvement



Who you are


·         10+ years of relevant professional experience

·         Experience of operational responsibility in finance/accounting environment

·         Demonstrated capability to understand accounting outcomes

·         Strong communication and interpersonal skills

·         Strong IT skills including knowledge of an ERP system (e.g. Oracle-JDE) and Microsoft Office suite.

·         Ability to multitask and prioritise work effectively

·         A capacity for hard work, with high commitment and a “self-starter” approach.

·         Ability to work in a team orientated cross-functional environment

·         Fluent in written and spoken English




·         Master’s degree in Finance/Accounting or qualified ACCA/CIMA or equivalent body


Additional requirements


  • Ability and willingness to travel both domestically and internationally as required
  • Demands of the role may require additional hours at critical times and Public Holidays (e.g. month end) may be required.
  • Experience in JD Edwards is an advantage
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