Financial Accounting Manager

Astellas Published: July 13, 2021
Leiden, Netherlands
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At Astellas, experience is coupled energised with a relentless challenger spirit We are unusual in our ability to combine the experience, expertise and resources of an established company with the agility, flexibility and tenacity of a start-up. Relentless curiosity and a hunger for discovery flow throughout our entire organisation.

We harness the latest technology and insights from big data with our research expertise  to create powerful solutions that could transform the way doctors and nurses treat and care for their patients. We are accelerating product development, driving operational efficiencies and gaining a better understanding of the needs of patients and their healthcare providers.

We partner and collaborate with academic research institutes and biotechnology companies who share our passion for bringing breakthrough discoveries to patients.

Your responsibilities

As we continue to evolve and grow then so too do our corporate or Business Services functions, hence Astellas now has a new opportunity for a EMEA Financial Accounting Manager to join our wider team.

About The Role

  • Conduct more complex elements of financial/management accounting, JSOX compliance, logistics and process duties for activities around the sale of products to EMEA affiliates, Global IP Holder companies and 3rd party distributors
  • Provide commercial oversight to ensure appropriate governance and that transactions flow in accordance with API’s Tax & Transfer Pricing strategy and with EU tax legislation
  • Work collaboratively across a number of functions (including Other IP Holder companies, Finance, Direct & Indirect Tax, Technology Division (supply chain and manufacturing), Commercial Finance, EMEA Business Services, QA/Responsible Person)
  • Operate as an effective Finance Business Partner to internal and external stakeholders, collaborating to make effective decisions, and adding business value where possible
  • Deliver timely and accurate financial reporting both internally and externally
  • Apply initiative and commercial judgement to resolve problems, making timely decisions to support time sensitive commercial goods and services movement
  • Responsibility for ad hoc queries on inventory (i.e. samples, product flow changes, supply chain)
  • Act as the SAP Champion around Logistics & Sales/Inventory Accounting, advising, trouble shooting and escalating as appropriate.
  • Review the Credit Note Provision based on Supply Chain model, ensuring reasonableness of figures with timely follow up of material variances with Supply Chain and Affiliate, escalating issues/risks to management when necessary
  • Manage requests for stock write off credit notes from Affiliates ensuring these are valid and authorised. Also, collaborate with other IP Holders to develop a standardised approach to stock write off, credit notes analysis and reporting
  • Work collaboratively as a member of the Finance team, contributing to overall performance
  • Manage sales reporting and analysis for the management pack
  • Calculate and provide commentary on Product P&L reporting for European and Parent Company

Your profile

  • Hands on use of Accounting & Reporting tools such as SAP, HFM
  • Demonstrable experience/exposure to a majority of the following areas:
  • Inventory knowledge – accounting/ transactional knowledge/best practice
  • Financial Modelling & Analysis
  • Preparation of Management Reports
  • Preparation of Budgets & Forecasts
  • Variance Analysis and understanding of cost drivers, volume & pricing
  • Month End Close Process
  • NL GAAP, IFRS and group accounting experience
  • Internal Controls & process experience
  • Hands on use of Accounting & Reporting tools such as SAP, HFM
  • Liaison with auditors & professional advisors
  • Must have experience of working across multiple sites and localities
We offer

  • A challenging and diversified job in an international setting
  • Good career opportunities
  • Inspiring work climate
  • Attractive remuneration package


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