GL Accountant (Iberia)

Date: May 28, 2024

Location: PL-Warszawa, Poland - All, PL

Company: Bausch + Lomb

Bausch & Lomb Poland is part of the international pharmaceutical company Bausch + Lomb, which is considered to be one best well known and respected ophthalmic brands in the world. We offer a wide range of eye care products, including contact lenses and lens care products, medications, intraocular lenses, and other eye surgery products.

Using the latest technologies and materials, the company is dedicated exclusively to protecting and enhancing the gift of sight for millions of people around the world - from birth to every stage of life.

Our innovative products help ophthalmologists around the world solve difficult vision problems of patients to help people see better and live better.

We are currently looking for a candidate for the position of:

 

 

GL Accountant with English and Spanish

 

Role Description

The Accountant will be responsible for the integrity and accuracy of the financial data within our Shared Service Center, primarily supporting the Iberia region. Helping oversee a wide array of tasks associated with the general ledger and 'Record to Report' functions. They will ensure the accurate and timely reporting of financial transactions, making significant contributions to the overall financial standing of the organization.

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the daily input of financial data into the general ledger system, ensuring all entries are correct, complete and substantiated with appropriate details.
  • Adhere to a tight control environment which abides by the company's previously defined internal control framework
  • Prepare and post necessary general ledger journal entries, carefully verifying that all financial transactions recorded align with company standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Conduct monthly, quarterly, and annual account close procedures, making necessary accruals and adjustments to capture all financial activities within the correct accounting periods.
  • Carry out rigorous reconciliations of all general ledger accounts as part of the month-end process, identifying and rectifying any discrepancies to ensure an accurate reflection of the company's financial position.
  • Analyze balance sheet and income statement accounts, deriving reports that give clear, concise, and understandable account analysis to support monthly and quarterly reporting.
  • Facilitate the 'Record to Report' process, providing detailed financial data and valuable input to the management reporting.
  • Collaborate with different departments such as Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Tax, Treasury, and others, to integrate their financial data into the general ledger and streamline the financial recording process for added efficiency.
  • Assist in preparing for internal and external audits, providing all necessary general ledger data, account analyses, and financial reports.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive and up-to-date general ledger procedures that improve accuracy, efficiency and that comply with company policies and GAAP.
  • Develop ad-hoc reports and conduct special projects, such as financial data analysis, process improvements, policy reviews, etc., in an effort to improve the overall function of the general ledger department.

Qualifications:

  • MA in accounting, finance or relevant field
  • 3 - 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Fluency in English required
  • Very good Spanish or Portuguese as nice to have
  • ERP systems experience

Competencies:

  • Highly detail-oriented and able to work under tight deadlines
  • Strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of cash application software and accounting systems is a plus
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, with an excellent Excel working knowledge

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All interested candidates are asked to send the CV in English including GPDR clause: „I hereby give consent for my personal data included in my application to be processed for the purposes of the recruitment process under the European Parliament's and Council of the European Union Regulation on the Protection of Natural Persons as of 27 April 2016, with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (Data Protection Directive)”.