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The Global Business Solutions (GBS) Center at Cork was established in July 2010 to provide financial shared services such as Order to Cash, Purchase to Pay, General Accounting and Global Travel and Meeting services. Since then, the scope of GBS Cork has expanded outside of Finance and into other Business Service functions, including Customer Meeting Services, Global HR Data Management and Medical Information. This growth, outside of Finance, is in addition to continued growth in our original Finance scope. This means that we have a diverse group of employees from finance professionals to HR professionals to medical professionals and event planning experts. The current headcount is circa 400 multi-lingual employees and the culture is vibrant and diverse. This is enhanced by every employee in the GBS and championed by the GBS committees – Sports & Social, Culture Club, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health & Safety, Food and Diversity & Inclusion The GBS was awarded CCMA International Shared Service Centre of the Year in 2013 and 2014, with particular credit to Employee Engagement. The GBS Lilly Management Team is currently looking for you if you have a people-oriented, customer centric and forward-thinking mindset. This individual will be an exceptional professional, who consistently exceeds expectations, thrives in a challenging and dynamic work environment, and will be an active contributor to our team. Lilly enjoys a strong reputation for quality and consistent focus on employee development. We make it our mission to attract the best people and we always look at alternative ways to provide opportunities for our people to excel, grow and build an exceptional and fulfilling career. In addition to being part of a great dynamic team, we also offer a very competitive benefits package. We provide an open, transparent and friendly work environment where we empower people and provide them with opportunities to develop their long term career.
The role of a GA Analyst is to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the month end closing & related General Accounting activities throughout the EMEA region. This requires strict adherence to company policies while working closely with the European affiliates.
Be seen as a “go-to” information resource for all GA related queries with full ownership for the Cash in Transit, Prepaid, & Accruals on the Balance Sheet
Work closely with local affiliate finance organization to understand current activities at the affiliate & ensure these are properly reflected in the financial statements. This includes preparing accounting entries as well as reviewing locally prepared accounting entries to ensure accuracy & completeness of entries as well as appropriateness of backup.
Develop and manage monthly trial balance package for small/medium/large size affiliates including fluctuation analysis
Ensure adherence to the standard month/quarter/year end timelines & coordinate the various contributing teams to facilitate this, e.g. BPO, affiliate finance, CFR
Ensure governance of, as well as support for, the external BPO team, regarding the quality and timeliness of accounting entries, clearing activities, ICO processing.
Prepare/Review/Approve account reconciliations in accordance with internal reconciliation methodology
Review key GA metrics & communicate to stakeholders to ensure KPIs are being met whilst identifying and implementing initiatives to improve.
Support global/regional GA projects
Support the overall GA team by demonstrating flexibility in providing cover for team members and training of new team members
2 years’ experience in Finance function or public accounting practice, preferably with in-depth knowledge of US GAAP/IFRS technical accounting
Accounting / Finance degree (Undergraduate or Masters as required for certification)
CPA, CIMA, ACCA, Chartered Accountant or equivalent
Fluency in English
Ability to handle complexity and utilize analytical skills, with attention to detail
Ability to proactively & effectively analyse & resolve problems
Ability to effectively prioritize and complete key tasks and deliverables whilst demonstrating full ownership and accountability
Ability to respond flexibly and empathetically to customer needs, managing their expectations effectively
Ability to work in global team environment & communicate effectively with internal business partners of all levels & disciplines, as well as external BPO team members
Experience with SAP GA Module, Business Warehouse or Business Objects
MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint
The GBS focuses on the following foundational pillars across the full organization to ensure a solid and consistent approach to running our business:
Demonstrate a strong compliance oriented mindset & help to build a strong compliance culture
Familiarise with all applicable financial policies, process documentation & training materials to ensure you operate in a fully compliant manner
Ensure ownership for all applicable Sox & Operational controls for your area
Engage with EY & resolve all GBS General Accounting requests for Group & Statutory audits
Actively work with the core team members, internal customers/business partners, to build effective working relationships
Demonstrate excellence in all interactions with our GBS internal customers & business partners
Focus on measuring & improving our internal customer’s experience with the GBS
Build and maintain a strong knowledge of your affiliate’s business
Demonstrate a strong Continuous Improvement oriented approach & help to build a strong Continuous Improvement culture
Actively work with the core team members & Global GA team to drive improvements for processes