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Snr Accountant - Manufacturing

Req # JR - 016888 Location Old Toongabbie, New South Wales, Australia Job Category Finance Date posted 02/26/2020

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We believe every person deserves a chance for a healthy life, free from illness and full of possibility. We see a world full of healing, with viable care options available to those with limited choices today. We envision new ways of providing physicians, pharmacists and nurses with technologies that not only treat chronic diseases, but also work to prevent them. We’re looking for team members who are motivated to learn, grow and innovate, while making a meaningful difference for millions of people around the world.

Senior Manufacturing Accountant

The Company

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 anaesthetics; 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.

The Role:

We are now searching for an experienced Senior Manufacturing Accountant to join our dedicated Finance Operations team. The successful candidate is a business partner to the Operations team, supporting the forecast and budget processes. In addition, is accountable to deliver accurate closing of monthly manufacturing accounts and delivering sound business analysis of key variances.

Your key responsibilities will include:

·Compiling costing data for month end process for manufacturing department ensuring highest level of accuracy and adherence to deadlines for all reporting.

·Ensure Timely and Accurate closing of Monthly Financial for Operations

·Analyse actual versus standard costs monthly, deliver associated reporting and establish business reasons for all variances. Report to be circulated to the concerned management team prior to Monthly Operation Reviews (MOR).

·Ensure inventory practices meet financial requirements by supervision of inventory records and shop floor data collection ensuring accuracy and timeliness.

·Work closely with supply planning team to derive optimal batch sizes in the light of inventory holdings

·Preparation of Labour rate and absorption impact during Budget & forecasting exercise.

·Preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations to ensure compliance with accounting policies and SOX.

·Budget and spending control of CAPEX - Coordinator in BAXCAP for manufacturing & QA CAPEX

·Responsible to ensure that all manufacturing accounting practices adhere to Financial policies

About You:

Your outstanding communication, eye for detail and sound analytical ability will be the key to your success in this role, as you leverage your financial and business expertise to drive great decisions and ensure integrity of financial data and practices.

Key requirements include:

·CPA / C.A qualified or close to completion.

·Minimum 5 years in Finance, with at least 3-5 years in Manufacturing and Supply Chain Accounting, ideally within a large multinational complex matrix organisation.

·Exceptional interpersonal / business partnering skills and work ethic.

·Exceptional Excel skills

·Excellent systems knowledge (ideally Hyperion, Cognos, JDE, Couper)

·Positive attitude and willingness to exceed expectations

·Background in healthcare or FMCG industry highly regarded

At Baxter we know that people are critical to our success. For this reason, we have a highly supportive culture with focus on developing the careers of our people. The company also promotes an environment to allow autonomy, achievement, collegial support and sharing within a rewarding work environment. 

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.

Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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