OBJECTIVES/PURPOSE: The Fixed Assets Accountant II will be a major contributor to the financial close process and financial reporting for the Takeda Business Services Americas group. This position will have responsibilities related to Fixed Asset/Intangible Asset accounting. He/she will be responsible for contributing to the production of accurate and timely reporting of monthly / quarterly / annual results at the Group level. The Fixed Assets Accountant II will bear responsibility for certain aspects of the financial accounting results through reconciliations, analysis, and monthly journal entries. All activities of this position will be performed in conformance with our established policies as well as GAAP, SOX, and any other applicable regulatory requirement ACCOUNTABILITIES: Participate in the monthly and quarterly accounting close, including the preparation of journal entries. Responsibilities will also include assigned accounting tasks/calculations,financial statement analysis as needed and reporting of data to support our external SEC filings. The fixed asset accountant position is accountable for recording the cost of newly-acquired fixed assets (both tangible and intangible), tracking existing fixed assets, recording depreciation, and accounting for the disposition of fixed assets. Ensure all information received by the business units, subsidiary systems, and interfaces are accurate, timely and are in compliance with all GAAP and U.S. statutory requirements. Perform and document balance sheet account reconciliations as well as financial statement analysis on a monthly basis. Ad Hoc reporting and analysis to support the financials and other projects. Participate in all aspects of internal and external financial and operational audits. Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of established internal controls to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley. This will include making recommendations for enhancements or modifications to existing processes and systems. Responsible for the preparation of monthly and quarterly Sarbanes-Oxley control packages per the documented requirements. Create, update and monitor a system of controls, procedures, and forms related to fixed assets transactions. Prepare and file all required government data surveys. Perform special projects as required. DIMENSIONS AND ASPECTS : Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise (Breadth and depth of knowledge, application and complexity of technical knowledge) Strong knowledge of MS Excel. Functional ability in Word and PowerPoint. Familiarity with MS Access would also be a plus. Experience with SAP is a strong plus, as well as experience with Hyperion Financial Manager (HFM). Experience with applying US GAAP to Fixed Assets/Intangible Asset transactions. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are needed. Must have the ability to interact with peers as well as management throughout the Company. Building relationships will be a key success factor for this position. Another key success factor will be the ability to handle ambiguity and to deal effectively with a constantly changing environment. A demonstrated customer service focus will be critical for this position. This is a service organization and that will require the highest commitment to understanding customer needs and meeting/exceeding their expectations. The successful candidate needs to be able to work in a fast paced environment, be creative, be energetic and be enthusiastic. The successful candidate will at times be the first person people encounter when contacting the Takeda Business Services Americas Group. As a result of this visibility, he/she must ensure all communications and interactions are professional, courteous and show a desire to be of service. Interaction (The span and nature of one s engagement with others when performing one s job, internal and external relationships) This position will interact with internal teams, such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, various employees embedded in the business and global finance teams. This position will likely also interact with Manufacturing Plant personnel at various locations with the US. This position may also interact with external vendors and external auditors as needed. Complexity (Products managed, mix of businesses, internal and/or external business environment, cultural considerations) Must be a proactive problem solver with the ability to think outside the box, arriving at creative and effective recommendations for improvements and enhancements in financial and non-financial operations. The candidate should be able to make recommendations to the accounting manager for improvements to current processes. EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS: BS Degree in Accounting required. CPA is not required but is a plus as is background in public accounting, Big 4 is a plus. Prior experience as part of an accounting team within a global company is preferred. 4+ years accounting experience with Fixed Asset/Intangible Asset Responsibilities Experience in service-oriented or shared services finance organization would be a plus. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Occasional travel may be required to Takeda s domestic location Notice to Employment / Recruitment Agents: Employment / Recruitment agents may only submit candidates for vacancies only if they have written authorization to do so from Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda s Talent Acquisition department. Any agency candidate submission may only be submitted to positions opened to the agency through the specific Agency Portal. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda will only pay a fee for candidates submitted or presented where there is a fully executed contract in place between the Employment / Recruitment agents and Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda and only if the candidate is submitted via the Agency Portal. Candidates submitted or presented by Employment / Recruitment Agents without a fully executed contract or submitted through this site shall not be deemed to form part of any Engagement for which the Agency may claim remuneration. Equal Employment Opportunity Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law. EEO is the Law - EEO is the Law Supplement - Pay Transparency Policy - Reasonable Accommodations Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-###-#### and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.
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