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POST DATE 8/26/2016
END DATE 10/28/2016

Shire Pharmaceutical Exton, PA

Exton, PA
AJE Ref #
Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
Company Ref #
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Description
The AP Analyst is responsible for general accounting and analytical support within Global Business Services (GBS). The AP Analyst will bear responsibility for certain aspects of the financial accounting results through reconciliations, analysis, and monthly journal entries. Other responsibilities are processing vendor invoices, supporting the Shire Business departments and supporting the Accounts Payable team regarding day to day responsibilities or projects. The activities of this position will be performed in conformance with our established policies as well as GAAP, SOX, and any other applicable regulatory requirements.

Participate in the monthly and quarterly accounting close, including the preparation of journal entries, accruals, and allocations. Ensure all information received by the business units, subsidiary systems, and interfaces are accurate, timely and are in compliance with all GAAP and U.S. statutory requirements. Processes invoices in JD Edwards / SAP / ReadSoft.

Perform and document balance sheet account reconciliations as well as financial statement analysis on a monthly basis. Ad Hoc reporting and analysis to support the financials and other projects. Assist in follow-up and resolution of vendor issues in the A/P mailbox and personal email box. Coordinates invoice review. Interfaces with in-house personnel regarding accounts payable issues. Provides support to the AP Staff. Collaborate with other AP staff on projects.

Participate in all aspects of internal and external financial and operational audits.

Perform special projects as required.

BA / BS Degree in Accounting or Finance.
CPA or CPA track preferred.
3+ years of related experience is required.
Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred but not required.
Experience in service-oriented or shared services finance organization would be a plus.

Key Skills and Competencies

Strong knowledge of MS Excel. Working knowledge of MS Word and Outlook.
Experience with journal entries and invoice processing in JD Edwards and/or SAP preferred.
Requires strong attention to detail in composing and proofing materials, establishing priorities, scheduling and meeting deadlines.
Must be able to work in a fast paced environment with demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing tasks and demands.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are needed. Must have the ability to interact with peers as well as management throughout the Company. Building relationships will be a key success factor for this position. Another key success factor will be the ability to handle ambiguity and to deal effectively with a constantly changing environment.
Requires an organized person that can lead the staff in a group project.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work independently, take initiative and complete tasks to deadlines.
A demonstrated customer service focus will be another critical success factor for this position. This is a service organization and that will require the highest commitment to understanding customer needs and meeting/exceeding their expectations.
This individual will be involved in cross-functional teams supporting Corporate and Departmental business initiatives. This will require the ability to generate ideas, engage in effective discussion and analysis and collaborate with fellow employees from other functional areas and at all levels of responsibility.
Must ensure all communications and interactions are professional, courteous and show a desire to be of service.
Must be a proactive problem solver with the ability to think outside the box, arriving at creative and effective recommendations for improvements and enhancements in financial and non-financial operations.
The candidate should be able to make recommendations to managers within Finance Operations for improvements to current processes.

Internal and External Contacts

All of PA based GBS
Internal colleagues involved in the process to procure and pay for goods and services at Shire
Internal business users related to AP & Procure to Pay
External vendors
Others as arising from ad hoc tasks assigned
Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We have best-in-class products available in more than 100 countries across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal / Internal Medicine / Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; a growing franchise in Oncology; and an emerging, innovative pipeline in Ophthalmics.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.

Shire is an equal opportunity employer. Shire evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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Reasonable Accommodations
Shire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Minimum Requirements
Education & Experience Requirements
BA / BS Degree in Accounting or Finance.
CPA or CPA track preferred.
3+ years of related experience is required.