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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Job reference: R-039522
Posted date: Nov. 20, 2018

At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. As a member of the North American Finance Services team the Senior Business Accountant will be responsible the preparation of audited financial statements on a local statutory basis for the US Pharmaceutical Partnership.  Requires preparing financial statements on a US GAAP basis and on an IAS basis for the Swedish Tax team.  Serves as lead contact with the external auditors for the US GAAP audit.  Provides technical expertise regarding accounting issues and US GAAP accounting pronouncements.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

In the role of Senior Business Accountant, you will prepare year-end audited financial statements under US GAAP and IAS GAAP accounting principles for the US Pharmaceutical Partnership and other legal entities as required.  Includes researching proper reporting requirements and disclosures, drafting footnotes to the financial statements, and preparing supporting documentation for the auditors.

You will prepare and reconcile working capital reporting and forecasting for US Commercial accounts receivable, manage accounting and reporting for US Biological business (MedImmune), prepare US GAAP adjustments forecast for use by Tax Department, and reconcile the US Pharmaceutical Partnerships statutory reports to the management reporting system and Management basis Product Contribution reports.

You will prepare year-end audited financial statements for the US Pharmaceutical Partnerships Puerto Rico Branch divisions under US GAAP accounting principles.

Essential Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (e.g. accounting, business).
  • Five to seven years accounting experience.
  • Knowledge of the features and use of reporting software and tools.
  • Be able to work independently and exercise good judgment based on sound accounting procedures.
  • Be able to resolve problems that arise in the daily communications with other departments regarding proper accounting and/or classification problems.
  • Meet deadlines with accurate, reliable financial data.
  • Thoroughly understand Company accounting procedures.
  • Operate in a work situation requiring great attention to detail and be imaginative, flexible, and inquisitive.

Preferred Background

  • Certified Public Accountant.
  • Experience in financial reporting of similar size company.
  • Experience with systems of large companies.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Sr Business Accountant

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