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Title:  Cost Accountant, Senior Specialist

Requisition ID:  63696
Date:  Feb 18, 2024

Dublin, Leinster, IE

Department:  Finance

At West, we’re a dedicated team that is connected by a purpose to improve patient lives that has been at the center of our Company for more than a century. Our story began when Herman O. West solved the problem of supplying penicillin in mass quantities to the US Government during World War 2. Through our work to deliver thousands of life-saving and life-enhancing injectable medicines to millions of patients daily, West’s indelible mark on the healthcare industry has just begun. A name started our story. How will yours help write our future?  


There’s no better place to join an inclusive community of professionals with opportunities for lifelong learning, growth and development. Supported by benefit programs, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our team members and their families.  


We believe in giving back to help those in need in the communities where we live and work. And are equally committed to creating a healthier environment and planet through our sustainability efforts.  

Job Summary:

This position will join a centralized European cost accounting team located with West’s Financial Services team in Dublin, Ireland.  You will be responsible for the accounting across multiple manufacturing sites including the preparation of journal entries and account reconciliations. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare journal entries related to manufacturing accounting and inventory reserves to support accurate & timely financial statements in accordance with US GAAP and corporate financial policies
  • Process manufacturing orders as part of the month-end close process
  • Participate in other monthly close activities for plants in area of responsibility
  • Prepare account reconciliations to ensure proper balance sheet valuation
  • Calculate standard costing of products in SAP as part of new product workflow
  • Monitor variances to standard cost and correct any erroneous errors
  • Support the periodic cycle count process
  • Reconcile 3rd party warehouses
  • Ensure appropriate controls and compliance with US GAAP
  • Support and assist other functions within the business as required
  • Other duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business with concentration in Accounting/Finance
  • Experience: 3-5 years of experience


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Accounting experience, preferable in a manufacturing environment using SAP or other ERP
  • Understanding of GAAP and internal control principles
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel


Travel Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel up to _10__% of the time.


Physical and Mental Requirements:                   

  • Position operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. May need to stand or sit for extended periods of time
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger and reach with hands and arms
  • Use written and oral communication skills
  • Read and interpret data, information and documents
  • Must maintain the ability to work well with others in a variety of situations
  • Must be able to multi-task, work under time constraints, problem solve, and prioritize
  • Ability to make independent and sound judgments
  • Observe and interpret situations, analyze and solve problems
  • Must be able to work scheduled work week, plus overtime and/or irregular hours as required to complete assignments

West embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We foster an environment where all individuals are safe, treated fairly, valued and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Where permitted by law, employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of post-offer background screening and/or drug screening.  

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