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

Shire Pharmaceutical Exton, PA

Exton, PA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Description
The Sr. AP Analyst is responsible for general accounting and analytical support within Global Business Services (GBS). The Sr. 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 leading and supporting the Accounts Payable staff 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 and leadership to the AP Staff. Collaborate with other Lead AP staff on projects.

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

Assist Manager with special projects as needed.

At least 6 years experience in general accounting including accounts payable.
BA / BS Degree in Accounting or Finance.
CPA or CPA track preferred.
Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred but not required.
Experience in service-oriented or regulated industries would be a plus.

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.