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Associate Financial Accountant

Location Dublin, Ireland

Associate Financial Accountant


BioMarin is a world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

By providing a foundation for all operations company wide, BioMarin’s General and Administrative teams support our mission of providing first and best in class therapeutics to patients who live with rare diseases. Our teams include groups such as finance, legal, human resources, corporate compliance and ethics, and information technology. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.


BioMarin is seeking a highly motivated Associate Financial Accountant to lead our cash management function with additional responsibilities in accrual accounting and company reporting. This position will be a key member of a cross-functional, multi-national, accounting team and supports the EMEA Finance Manager and will have significant interaction with finance management and global accounting teams.

Specifically, we are seeking an individual with the traits listed below:

  • Motivated self-starter who is detailed, results and process oriented with a focus on effective and efficient improvements
  • Organized individual with the ability to manage multiple priorities while maintaining high performance standards
  • Superior problem solving and analytical skills and ability to work in a highly visible, deadline-oriented position and environment
  • Strong communication and people skills, comfortable working with a cross functional and collaborative team and effectively able to deal with all levels of personnel


Cash Management Lead

  • Reconciling bank transactions daily for multiple entities across multiple currencies
  • Preparation and posting of journals for bank transactions that are not included in automated processes
  • Preparation and upload of foreign exchange on treasury funding transfers and hedging
  • Utilisation of semi-automated (Create Accounting) process to post bank transactions to the General Ledger
  • Support the intercompany process for EMEA entities to ensure full reconciliation on consolidation
  • Manage RPA Scheduled Daily Cash management report and respond to any issues with the upload
  • Completion of monthly bank reconciliations for the EMEA bank accounts and follow up & resolve reconciling items in a timely manner (multiple entities and multiple currencies)
  • Cash Management set up for new and closed bank accounts
  • Global Bank monthly SOX review

Accrual Accounting

  • Preparation of master analytic file for the entity controllers
  • Owner of the automated flow for attestations at month end
  • Working with cost centre managers to ensure their goods receipts are performed in a timely manner
  • Manage the quarter end reviews and work with the entity controllers to confirm the completeness of the accrual reporting
  • Provide regular training to refresh budget owners and educate new joiners on the operation of the accruals process

Other tasks

  • Responsibility for the company’s statistical filings across multiple EMEA jurisdictions
  • Point of contact with the legal team around contracts and engagement letters with third party providers
  • Supporting the entity controllers in the identification of leasing contracts
  • Support the year-end financial statement audit process and the SOX audit process
  • Identify opportunities for continuous process improvements and innovative solutions so the team can operate in an efficient manner, in BioMarin we aim to work collaboratively sharing ideas and supporting each other as necessary
  • Work closely with Finance colleagues both locally and globally, adhering to global deadlines
  • Support project and continuous improvement tasks as required
  • Mentor and coach interns as part of the BioMarin placement program
  • Assist with ad hoc financial analysis, queries and EMEA Finance activities as required


  • University degree in Business, Finance or Accounting
  • Accounting Technician qualification


  • Minimum two years relevant experience in similar role is essential
  • Familiarity with US GAAP, IFRS and Sarbanes Oxley is advantageous
  • Oracle experience is desirable
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical thinking and organisational skills
  • Proficiency in PC skills (particularly MS Office)
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and to handle several projects at once

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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