Valeant Pharmaceuticals

  • Accountant

    Location US-NJ-Bridgewater
    Job ID
    10524
    Category
    Finance
    Pos. Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    This position is an integral part of the US accounting function supporting the Corporate ledger.  The role will be responsible for a variety of accounting functions, including monthly close activities and a variety of special projects.  The individual will be a key contributor in the continued movement towards the creation of more prompt, useful, and consolidated reporting.

    Responsibilities

    • Monthly journal entries including areas of: accruals, lease accounting, intercompany transactions, banking transactions, payroll, legal, prepaids, insurance, and loans.
    • Monthly balance sheet account reconciliations
    • Balance sheet account roll forwards, including monthly explanations of significant variances
    • Prepare journal entries into the general ledger and the consolidation system
    • Perform analysis of Balance Sheet and Income Statement accounts and sub ledgers to determine what entries/accruals need to be made for month end.
    • Assist in month end reporting including Flow Detail for Cash Flow, JE organization, and compilation and analysis of reporting package
    • Perform variance analysis on monthly financial statements and prepare written explanations for significant variances.
    • Review departmental operating expenses and prepare written explanations for significant variances.
    • Prepare quarterly and annual financial schedules for global consolidation.
    • Support process improvement initiatives for specific areas of responsibility.
    • Assist in representation of the Company in financial audits and reviews.
    • Assist with the application of GAAP to new transactions
    • Support corporate initiatives to enhance financial reporting
    • Support SOX 404 documentation and compliance requirements
    • Establish rapport and build cooperative, respectful working relationships with relevant internal and external parties.
    • As the workload demand changes for the department, additional responsibilities may be required
    • Special projects as needed.

    Qualifications

    • Advanced MS Excel skills
    • Bachelors degree in accounting or finance required
    • CPA, MBA and/or public accounting experience preferred
    • Excellent verbal and writing skills required
    • Demonstrates high level of maturity, self-motivation and team-orientation
    • Creative problem solver
    • Perform well under pressure
    • Process mindset with focus on continuous improvement
    • Understand the importance of internal controls and segregation of duties
    • 0-3 years of experience with performing similar responsibilities in a $500M+ business
    • HFM experience is a plus(but not required)
    • Flexibility to handle changing priorities and tight deadlines.

     

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    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our business and our people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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