General Information

Job Advert Title
Associate Accounting Operations
Location
Denmark
Function/Business Area
Finance, Tax & Audition
Department
Accounting Operations EMEA
Employment Class
Permanent

Description

Senior Associate Accounting Operations

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.
Our global vision for Patient Centricity is to support the development of innovative health solutions through a deep understanding of the patient experience. At Astellas, Patient Centricity isn’t a buzzword - it’s a guiding principle for action. We believe all staff have a role to play in creating a patient-centric culture and integrating an awareness of the patient into our everyday working practices, regardless of our role, team or division.
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 position ensures Affiliate/Legal entity financial records are prepared in accordance with all statutory, regulatory and group reporting requirements as well as strongly controlling the environment over relevant accounting/finance processes
  • It implements all areas in accounting, reporting and controlling activities, co-ordinating the activities to ensure timely and accurate financial statements

The position will also support:

  • Statutory, tax, treasury and accounting related matters in the market, Commercial Finance Leads in projects and ad hoc requests.
  • ERTT on tax related matters, transfer pricing, financial consolidation, audits, improving control framework
  • Global Functions present in affiliate with relevant accounting processes (e.g. P2P, R2R).
  • Set-up of effective controlling framework (e.g. internal orders, WBS, cost centres, finance authorisation rules).

Essential Knowledge & Experience:

  • Embed Compliance Culture, ensuring Integrity in Action is actively applied in all initiatives and proactively address non-compliance.
  • Ensure adherence to Astellas policies relating to Finance Controls and Compliance standards.
  • Ensure a culture of Ethics and Compliance; lead by example and incorporate cross-cultural perspectives when addressing challenging situations.
  • Support financial close and preparation of accurate financials working closely with Global Business Services (internal /BPO); Oversee and support production of financial statements and group reporting requirements.
  • Provide relevant accounting treatment guidance, developing position papers collaborating with group / regional reporting team, the business and external auditors.
  • Collect relevant information and generate journal requests and supporting documentation (e.g. Prepayments, Accruals, Reclassification); and support Accounting Operations Lead to ensure this is correctly posted by Finance SSC/ BPO.
  • Support audit requirements and preparation of fiscal and statutory reports.
  • Maintain supporting evidence of control operation for audit purposes.
  • Support tax audits.
  • Hands on role.
  • VAT – for one of the Nordic countries
  • Payment AP.
  • Knowledge to one Nordic countries.
  • Knowledge of one of the Scandinavian languages at fluent level.

Preferred Knowledge & Experience:

  • Experience in process documentation
  • Experience in analysis

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.