General Information

Job Advert Title
Accounting Operations Manager
Function/Business Area
Finance, Tax & Audition
Accounting Operations EMEA
Employment Class


Accounting Operations Manager

About Astellas:

At Astellas we can offer an inspiring place to work and a chance to make your mark in doing good for others Our expertise, science and technology make us a pharma company. Our open and progressive culture is what makes us Astellas. It’s a culture of doing good for others and contributing to a sustainable society. Delivering meaningful differences for patients is our driving force. We all have a significant opportunity to make that difference, working locally in the areas we know best, whilst drawing inspiration from the different insights and expertise we have access to globally and from our innovative, external partners. Our ethos is underpinned by the Astellas Way, comprising five core values: patient focus; ownership; results; openness and integrity. We are proud to offer an inclusive and respectful working environment that fosters collaboration and ownership. Our aspiration is to bring the best brains together, to provide them with world-leading tools and resources and a unique structure that fosters real agility and entrepreneurial spirit.

About this job:

This Accounting Operations Manager under the guidance of the Accounting Operations lead within the Hungarian affiliate, ensures that financial records are prepared in accordance with all statutory, regulatory and group reporting requirements.

It ensures that there is a strong control environment over the relevant accounting/finance processes and that relevant controls are effective and evidenced.

As an Accounting Operations Manager you will:

  • Drive financial close and preparation of accurate financials working closely with Global Business Services (internal /BPO)
  • Ensure process for collecting relevant information and generating journal requests and supporting documentation is in place (e.g. Prepayments, Accruals, Reclassification); and ensure this is correctly posted by Finance SSC/ BPO.
  • Review and sign-off of various accounts, reconciliations, intercompany recharges and work which is performed by Global Business Services.
  • Support audit activity and preparation of fiscal and statutory reports.
  • Maintain supporting evidence of control operation for audit purposes.
  • Manage tax audits and any transfer pricing related topics.
  • Ensure business processes controls completed by SSC/BPO are operated effectively. Maintain supporting evidence of control operation for audit purposes. Ensure Finance Authorisation rules are effectively applied within the Affiliate.

Essential Knowledge & Experience:

  • 8 years of professional experience in accounting areas.
  • Solid working knowledge of accounting and internal control standards.
  • Solid experience with ERP systems.
  • Experience managing small projects and activities within the office with different stakeholders.
  • Experience providing support to different areas and activities.

Preferred Knowledge/Experience/Qualifications:

  • Experience in Pharma industry.
  • Knowledge of Hungarian legislation.
  • Accounting qualification.


  • BA/BS in Accounting or Finance.
  • Fluent in English and Hungarian.

Additional information:

  • Full time
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary.

We offer:

  • A challenging and diversified job in an international setting
  • Opportunity and support to continuous development
  • Inspiring work climate

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.