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Accountant Record to Report

Bristol Myers Squibb

Bristol Myers Squibb is dedicated to discovering, developing, and delivering innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science.In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

What we can offer

  • Flexible working – flexible start and finish times, 50% home/office working
  • Domestic relocation support
  • Career and qualifications support
  • Modern office building with various on-site benefits

Position Purpose

Responsible for the complex activities related to Record to Report; including journal entry processing, closing activities, reconciliations, and other complex financial processes and also for the Continuous Improvement in R2R; specifically, covering German speaking markets.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform tasks accurately and independently as assigned by line manager through application of accounting and business knowledge (for example open purchase order review and analysis of related accruals, preparation of working files and related journal entries including GTN, Obsolescence provision and other inventory adjustments, Lease accounting)
  • Prepare and review scheduled Balance Sheet Account Reconciliation Activities, action, monitor and execute escalations. Exhibit mastery of relevant Standard Operating Procedure and the reconciliation tool. Perform scheduled risk assessment in collaboration with the market, CFR, BCF and global process owners.
  • Independently prepare and present balance sheet reviews
  • Monitor and manage specific month end (and year-end) related activities per Month End Close Timetable in collaboration with local market and third party service provider.
  • Understand overall closing schedule and assignment of tasks during the close and their respective deadlines and dependencies.
  • Participate in daily monitoring calls during month end close. Escalate potential risks in delays from month end tasks to Satellite support/GPO via daily monitoring calls.
  • Coordinate above market processes related to audit, for example, monitoring auditor system accesses, completion of PBC tasks as assigned, close partnering with centralised audit team. Independently resolving complex queries and requests. Support on audit planning process e.g. agree scheduling of key milestones.
  • Independently execute complex activities required by individual market external authorities (eg tax administration, industry representation etc.)
  • Continuous improvement in R2R, co-ordinate the optimisation of processes across the markets or companies within the market, consistently implementing best practices
  • Have a good working knowledge of company systems, procedures, policies and controls, information sources and analytical techniques. Actively execute update of work instructions per defined scope and schedule and as required for routine process changes. Discuss potential impact of changes in company accounting policies communicated during Technical Accounting Meetings with line manager.
  • Assist country controllers in execution or execute independently defined areas of legal entity budgets and projections and transfer pricing documentation
  • Conduct complete ad hoc projects and unusual or complex assignments initiated by GPO or operations, supporting multiple projects in a time sensitive environment, with only general review from manager/project lead.
  • Actively obtain understanding of local business through interaction with market contacts and GFS lead and apply this to assigned tasks. Become subject matter experts in relation to processes performed.
  • Co-operate with internal and external above-market GFS services, e.g. Capability Centres, Accenture, interco COE, Tax COE, Global Process Owners, European Treasury Centre. Escalate through defined process (Vitalize tickets) any performance issues.

Soft Skills

  • Work and manage activities independently within assigned scope; identify, analyse and solve problems requiring cross-department involvement; manage demands and expectations; report any potential delays or issues timely to line manager and partner on issue resolution, formulating recommendations on both specific actions and policies.
  • Take responsibility and accountability for successful completion of assigned tasks
  • Daily/weekly/monthly work prioritisation and planningguided by understanding of dependencies, complexity and compliance requirements. Flexibility to adjust to broader team priorities.
  • Co-operate with other teams internally as well as with external parties (local authorities).
  • Independently drive cross-functional deliverables and issue resolution process within assigned scope
  • Communicate clearly and appropriately at different levels of the company regarding assigned tasks. Propose communication regarding complex issues and involve line manager as appropriate.
    Ability to influence people at all levels both locally, regionally and globally
  • Apply understanding of overall end-to-end process in task execution, decision making and planning.
  • Identify and drive areas for CI within assigned scopeby influencing and engaging business partners and supporting peers and managers in delivering on a broader scope.

Required Skills & Desired Experience

  • Degree in accounting or equivalent business experience.
  • AAT qualified/ ACCA or CIMA part- or fully-qualified
  • Maintains a high level of technical accounting knowledge ofUS GAAP or IFRS.
  • Extensive experience in accounting or finance, with demonstrable experience in record to report.
  • Fluent in English, German would be a plus
  • Excellent computer skills with competencies in MS applications (Excel, Outlook) and major ERP platforms (preference SAP).
  • Excellent working knowledge of record to report processes in a multinational company. Public accounting with a big four firm or Internal Audit with a large Corporation is a plus.
  • Experience of audit and year-end close process.

Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognises the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. If you require reasonable adjustments in completing this application, or any part of the recruitment process direct your enquiries to adastaffingsupport@bms.com. Applicants can request an approval of an adjustment prior to accepting a job offer.

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Bristol Myers Squibb

Bristol Myers Squibb is dedicated to discovering, developing, and delivering innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

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