Cost Accountant at BioMarin
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Cost Accountant

Location Cork, Ireland Workstyle Open to Hybrid
Who We Are

For more than two decades, going our own way has led to countless breakthroughs, bettering the lives of those suffering from rare genetic disease. In 1997 we were founded to make a big difference in small patient populations. Now we seek to make an even greater impact by applying the same science-driven, patient-forward approach that propelled our last 25 years of drug development to larger genetic disorders, as well as genetic subsets of more common conditions. Through our unparalleled expertise in genetics and molecular biology, we will continue to develop targeted therapies that address the root cause of the conditions we seek to treat. Applying our knowledge to make a transformative impact is not just a calling, but an obligation to those who will benefit most. The end goal has always been better lives and now we can reach more.

And the more people we reach, the more our impact can grow. We transform lives through genetic discovery.

Our Culture

Our desire to make a positive impact on our patients extends to our employees and BioMarin is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels seen, valued, and heard – so employees can thrive in all areas of their lives, in and outside of work. We seek to provide an open, flexible, and friendly work environment to empower people and to provide them with the ability to develop their long-term careers. Ultimately, we want to be an organization where people enjoy coming to work and take pride in our efforts to help patients.

BioMarin’s Technical Operations group is responsible for creating our drugs for use in clinical trials and for scaling production of those drugs for the commercial market. These engineers, technicians, scientists and support staff build and maintain BioMarin’s cutting-edge manufacturing processes and sites, provide quality assurance and quality control to ensure we meet regulatory standards, and procure the needed goods and services to support manufacturing and coordinating the worldwide movement of our drugs to patients. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.

COST ACCOUNTANT - Shanbally, Ringaskiddy, Cork ( Hybrid)

Closing Date 31st January 2023


BioMarin is seeking a highly motivated Cost Accountant to join our Technical Operations (TOPS) Finance team.  The TOPS Finance team has responsibility for global FP&A, manufacturing accounting, plant controllership and ERP implementation support.  This position will be a key member of a cross-functional team, collaborating extensively with regional and global finance colleagues and technical operations teams.  Specific responsibilities will include inventory costing, excess & obsolescence, SOX compliance, US GAAP audits, intercompany profit elimination, cost of goods sold and balance sheet reconciliations.   


  • Month-end close responsibilities include appropriate treatment of operating overhead, balance sheet reconciliations in accordance with US GAAP and submission of close deliverables.
  • Ensure correct accounting for Buy/Sell entities and intercompany inventory transactions.
  • Evaluate inventory balances for excess and obsolescence and determine need for inventory reserves.
  • Provide support to the ERP implementation project as and when required.
  • Assist with preparation of consolidated reporting for TOPS for balance sheet and P&L inventory areas.
  • Maintain internal controls in line with corporate standards, GAAP and Sarbanes Oxley requirements. Work with internal and external auditors as required.
  • Monitor production plans for internal manufacturing and CMO activity to ensure accurate inventory valuation and completeness of overhead absorption.
  • Conduct data mining and analysis, interpreting and communicating information to relevant stakeholders in a meaningful and actionable way.
  • Support Budget and LRP Activities as required.
  • Establish relationships with Corporate & Regional Finance teams to ensure all reporting requirements are performed timely and accurately.
  • Engage in continuous improvement initiatives to drive process efficiencies and participate in transformation projects as required.
  • Collaborate with ERP and global finance teams to identify and introduce process enhancements to improve efficiency. Troubleshoot and resolve technical issues as required.


Qualified accountant


  • Minimum one to two years’ experience in a manufacturing business with audited financial statements.  Experience in manufacturing accounting in a multi-national environment is desirable. 
  • Demonstrate experience in process improvement initiatives and working on own initiative.
  • Knowledge of US GAAP, Sarbanes Oxley and internal control environment desirable.
  • Experience with an integrated ERP system, general ledger functions, sub-ledger processes, and period closing.  Understanding of relationship of other accounting functions to manufacturing accounting.


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

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