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Senior Accountant

Requisition ID:  33242
Date:  Apr 14, 2021

Exton, Pennsylvania, US

Department:  Finance

Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members and the communities in which we operate – which all help contribute to a Healthier World.


At West, we are by the side of patients. The work we do impacts patients’ lives each and every day – our products are a critical part of healthcare delivery and we are proud of the role we play to improve patient health. We work by the side of our team members. We come together as one global team to deliver for our customers and help them address their challenges. We are a diverse, close-knit community of professionals, where everyone has a voice and opportunity to learn and grow through mutual trust and respect. With a 95 year plus history, we have a track record for success, which includes reported sales of $2.14B in 2020. We serve by the side of our community. Giving back is in our DNA—our team members across more than 50 sites globally are involved with hundreds of charities that have special meaning to them through our West Without Borders team member-led giving program.


The Senior Accountant, Corporate Accounting primarily has responsibility for the general ledger and financial reporting tasks. The individual in this role is required to have in-depth accounting knowledge at the corporate level, extensive experience with SAP, and the ability to solve complex accounting issues. The individual in this role must work independently and act as a resource for colleagues with less experience. This position regularly interacts with other corporate departments.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Active/Integral member of the Finance team focused on driving standardization, simplification and process improvements
  • Coordinating the global consolidation process, working closely with our individual legal entity contacts
  • Perform month end closing activities, inclusive of month-end reports, balance sheet reconciliations, journal entries and required items to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to defined standards
  • Interact with cross-functional teams that include controllership, financial planning and analysis, operations, treasury, tax, investor relations, legal, human resources, internal and external audit, and others, as necessary
  • Work closely with our IT function, leveraging past experiences to enhance our Corporate close process and streamlining our monthly, quarterly, and year-end activities 
  • Analyzes corporate department spending variances and assist in the Corporate budgeting process
  • Improves internal controls and ensures compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Perform special projects and accounting research assigned by Controllership team, as necessary
  • Safeguards confidential information
  • Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and all safety rules
  • Performs other duties as assigned based on business needs


Basic Qualifications:

  • 5-8 years of experience in accounting is required, in roles of increasing complexity and responsibility
  • Education: Requires Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field
  • Experience with SAP required, and Oracle Financial Management preferred
  • Direct/Indirect Reports: None


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Previous organizational experience having supported a manufacturing, production, or similar working environment
  • Strong knowledge of and ability to learn and apply technical accounting concepts in accordance with US GAAP and internal controls over financial reporting 
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to summarize conclusions and make recommendations to management
  • Unquestioned integrity, moral character, ethics and values - one whom an organization can trust without reservation
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and escalate issues

West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  If you have a special need that requires accommodation in order to apply to West, please send an email to kimberley.eby@westpharma.com.  Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening.

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