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POST DATE 8/26/2016
END DATE 11/30/2016

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 Fixed Asset Senior Accountant will be a major contributor to the financial close process and
financial reporting for the Global Business Service group. This position will have responsibilities
related to Fixed Asset/Intangible Asset accounting. He/she will be responsible for contributing to
the production of accurate and timely reporting of monthly / quarterly / annual results at the Group
level. This position will bear responsibility for certain aspects of the financial accounting results
through reconciliations, analysis, and monthly journal entries. All activities of this position will be
performed in conformance with our established policies as well as GAAP, SOX, and any other
applicable regulatory requirements.

55% Participate in the monthly and quarterly accounting close, including the
preparation of journal entries. Responsibilities will also include
assigned accounting tasks/calculations, financial statement analysis as
needed and reporting of data to support our external SEC filings. The
fixed asset accountant position is accountable for recording the cost of
newly-acquired fixed assets (both tangible and intangible), tracking
existing fixed assets, recording depreciation, and accounting for the
disposition of fixed assets. 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.

30% 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.

5% Participate in all aspects of internal and external financial and
operational audits.

5% Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of established internal controls
to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley. This will include making
recommendations for enhancements or modifications to existing
processes and systems. Responsible for the preparation of monthly
and quarterly Sarbanes-Oxley control packages per the documented
requirements. Create, update and monitor a system of controls,
procedures, and forms related to fixed assets transactions.

5% Prepare and file all required government data surveys. Perform
special projects as required.

BS Degree in Accounting required.
CPA is not required but is a plus as is background in public accounting, Big 4 is a plus.
Prior experience as part of an accounting team within a global company is preferred.
6+ years accounting experience with Fixed Asset/Intangible Asset Responsibilities
Experience in service-oriented or shared services finance organization 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.