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POST DATE 8/26/2016
END DATE 10/21/2016

Shire Pharmaceutical Exton, PA

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


Job Description
The 3PL and Cash Sr Analyst will be a contributor to the financial close process and financial reporting for the GBS Finance group. 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.

Participate in the monthly and quarterly accounting close, including the preparation of journal entries. Responsibilities will also include: the reconciliation of AR customer balances maintained at the 3PL s versus Shire GL balance, weekly and monthly posting of cash receipts to the AR GL account reconciled with 3PL and in house cash receipts reporting, weekly/monthly review to insure sales posted from 3PL interfaces reconcile to what is reported in SAP, and resolve any 3PL sales interface issues with Supply Chain and IT

Perform monthly AR account reconciliations, manage bad debt reserve including analysis and recommendations around reserve requirements, review and propose a claims reserve for unresolved and disputed items within receivables, manage reporting requirements around product recalls as well as monthly financial statement analysis. Ad Hoc reporting and analysis to support the financials and other projects.

Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of established internal controls to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley related to OTC processes. 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.

BS Degree in Accounting required.
Prior experience as part of an accounting team within a global company is preferred.
6+ years of related experience is required.
CPA preferred

The position may require occasional travel to Shire s domestic locations

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.

Global Business Services (GBS) is the growing strategic shared services arm of Shire, the leading biotechnology company focused on serving patients with rare diseases and specialized conditions. GBS is a collective set of global capabilities, people, and systems that enables strong collaboration with our commercial businesses and corporate functions in order to drive world-class service delivery to our customers and partners.

We are looking for innovative and entrepreneurial colleagues to join GBS, help shape GBS future, and explore the many global and diverse career opportunities at Shire.
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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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.