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GA Financial Analyst

Cork, Ireland

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Req ID R-36523 Title GA Financial Analyst City Cork State / Province Cork Country Ireland

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

JOB TITLE:   GA Analyst

REPORT TO: GA Manager

LOCATION:  Cork, Ireland 

About us

At Lilly, we make a difference for people the world over by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help people live longer, healthier and more active lives.  Central to all that we do are our talented and motivated professionals, circa 1,000 of whom are based at our Global Business Solutions centre in Little Island, Cork.  There we boast vibrant workforce made up of over 35 nationalities, speaking over 27 languages.

Established in 2010 to gain efficiencies in areas such as General Accounting, Purchase to Pay and Order to Cash, the GBS Cork quickly excelled in its financial mandate, allowing the Cork leadership to ask, how can we apply these processes to other areas of the business?  And so the GBS we have today was born, still leading in finance, but also evolving and expanding into diverse Business Service functions including Customer Meeting Services, Global HR Data Management, Medical Information, Trial Capabilities and more.

This, along with the current physical expansion of the Little Island campus, means there has never been a more exciting time to be part of the GBS story!  Mirroring the existing Island House building, the new Island Hall facility will extend our overall capacity to in excess of 1000 employees where Lilly will continue to offer a premium workspace across both buildings, complete with healthcare, pension and life assurance benefits, subsidised canteen, wellbeing facilities, travel subsidies, car-pooling incentives, bike to work scheme, on-site parking and much more.

At the GBS, it’s not just about what we do today, but how we can continuously improve and innovate for present and future operations.  We view the development of our highly skilled workforce in much the same way and want to grow your role into an empowering and fulfilling career here at Lilly.  Therefore, with the sole purpose of employee progression, weekly Manager 1:1s, a dedicated Learning & Development service and Educational Assistance schemes all await you.

Above all, it’s about being part of an open, welcoming and inclusive culture, one that is further enhanced by the dedication of our committees - Culture Club, Diversity & Inclusion, Sports & Social, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health Safety & Environment and Food.

Key responsibilities for GA Analyst

The role of a GA Analyst is to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the month end closing & related General Accounting activities throughout our regions supporting ( EMEA, NA & LA ).This requires strict adherence to company policies while working closely with the affiliates.

  • Be seen as a “go-to” information resource for all GA related queries with full ownership for the Cash in Transit, Prepaid, & Accruals on the Balance Sheet
  • Work closely with local affiliate finance organization to understand current activities at the affiliate & ensure these are properly reflected in the financial statements.  This includes preparing accounting entries as well as reviewing locally prepared accounting entries to ensure accuracy & completeness of entries as well as appropriateness of backup. 
  • Develop and manage monthly trial balance package for small/medium/large size affiliates including fluctuation analysis
  • Ensure adherence to the standard month/quarter/year end timelines & coordinate the various contributing teams to facilitate this, e.g. BPO, affiliate finance, CFR
  • Ensure governance of the quality and timeliness of accounting entries, clearing activities, ICO processing. 
  • Prepare/Review/Approve account reconciliations in accordance with internal reconciliation methodology
  • Review key GA metrics & communicate to stakeholders to ensure key deliverables are being met whilst identifying and implementing initiatives to improve. 
  • Support global/regional GA projects
  • Support the overall GA team by demonstrating flexibility in providing cover for team members and training of new team members

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to handle complexity and utilize analytical skills, with attention to detail
  • Ability to proactively & effectively analyse & resolve problems
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and complete key tasks and deliverables whilst demonstrating full ownership & accountability
  • Ability to respond flexibly and empathetically to customer needs, managing their expectations effectively
  • Ability to work in global team environment & communicate effectively with internal business partners of all levels & disciplines, as well as external Business Process Outsourced organisation team members

Systems

  • Experience with SAP GA Module, Business Warehouse or Business Objects   
  • MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Qualifications

  • 2 years’ experience in Finance function or public accounting practice, preferably with in-depth knowledge of US GAAP/IFRS technical accounting
  • Accounting / Finance degree (Undergraduate or Masters as required for certification)
  • CPA, CIMA, ACCA, Chartered Accountant or equivalent
  • Fluency in English

The GBS focuses on the following foundational pillars across the full organisation to ensure a solid and consistent approach to running our business

Compliance

  • Demonstrate a strong compliance oriented mindset & help to build a strong compliance culture
  • Familiarise with all applicable financial policies, process documentation & training materials to ensure you operate in a fully compliant manner
  • Ensure ownership for all applicable Sox & Operational controls for your area
  • Engage with EY & resolve all GBS General Accounting requests for Group & Statutory audits

People

  • Actively work with the core team members, internal customers/business partners, to build effective working relationships

Customer

  • Demonstrate excellence in all interactions with our GBS internal customers & business partners
  • Focus on measuring & improving our internal customer’s experience with the GBS
  • Build and maintain a strong knowledge of your affiliate’s business

Continuous Improvement

  • Demonstrate a strong Continuous Improvement oriented approach & help to build a strong Continuous Improvement culture
  • Actively work with the core team members & Global GA team to drive improvements for processes

Additional Information

*Travel Percentage – Up to 10% international travel may be required

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( Lilly_Recruiting_Compliance@lists.lilly.com ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

Lilly does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

#WeAreLilly

To submit resume, visit https://www.lilly.com/careers and apply to Req ID R-36523.

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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