Shire Accountant Nordics and Baltics in Stockholm, Sweden

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Accountant Nordics and Baltics

(OPEX/Cost Analyst, SE, NO, DK, FI, Baltics, ICE) TSA

Position Reporting To

Controller (Financial Manager)

Nordics & Baltics

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Job Summary

Primary Role

This position is a key member of the Shire Accounting team in Nordics & Baltics and has responsibility for providing high quality accounting, analysis and support to the finance, commercial and functions team in the Nordics & Baltics Region and primary responsibility for financial accounting analysis in regards to commercial OPEX and supporting mgmt reporting.

The role reports directly to the Controller/Financial Manager Nordics & Baltics.

As part of the Regional Finance Team, the role acts as accountant and financial support to the full Nordic and Baltic organization with focus on a defined group of countries or cluster of entities (No, FI, DK, or Baltics). Support finance team with month end close process and integration/implementation projects.

Monthly/Quarterly/Annual corporate reporting Liaising with the Corporate Service based in Dublin daily Actively support LOC to resolve any AP issues re payments and PO creation Experience with ERP transition and implementation SOX, local requirements (e.g. Government Reporting) Statutory Accounts, Tax Computation, Government statistics, VAT (outsourced), import duties etc Internal and external audit liaison Month end Balance sheet preparation, accruals and prepayments GL system integrations of acquired companies (ad hoc) Inventory reconciliation High quality accounting also from a system integration perspective

As part of the Nordics & Baltics finance team the role will also play a key part in participating in the Legacy Shire & Legacy Baxalta integration.

Essential Functions


This position is responsible for:

This position is a member of the Shire Accounting team in Nordics & Baltics and has responsibility together with the Country Accountants and Controller (Financial Manager) for general ledger, local GAAP and statutory accounting/reporting for a defined group of countries or cluster of entities (No, FI, DK, or Baltics). This position needs to understand the Shire´s policies around internal controls and books compliance.

The position is part of a team of 4-5 finance professionals. The role is in close collaboration and liaison with multiple functions within Finance and especially with the other Accountants and Shared Service Center in Dublin, to ensure adherence/compliance of the local accounting.

This position is providing high quality accounting.

The role reports directly to the Controller (Finance Manager) Nordics & Baltics.

  • As part of the Regional Accounting Team, the role provides financial support on all cost accounting matters

  • Develop and improve the accounting processes

  • Direct Invoices - Direct Invoices (w/o PO) - Payment Request – start & approve

  • General Accounting

  • JDE experience

  • Sales Invoices and Inventory reconciliation (required after Integration)

  • Internal order: Providing guidance to local shopping cart raisers

  • Prepayments

  • Month End Close Processes

  • Assist in managing the relationship between local and the Shared Service Center;

  • Government statistics, VAT (outsourced), import duties etc.

  • Assist in providing strategic system change and set up to improve finance processes.

  • Interaction with the finance shared services, Tech Ops finance in Shire Ireland (SPIL) and other finance outsourcing partners to ensure monthly reporting are robust and the financial statements for the legal entities are timely and accurate.

  • Develop and improve the accounting processes

  • Audit preparations, filing, registration at the Companies House etc

Education & Experience Requirements


Finance and economy experience/Degree or equivalent

Solid accounting back ground

Professional experience of 2-3 years minimum.

Experience of working in complex environment and business orientation.

Finance department with a multinational company

Fluency Swedish, English, and preferably another Nordic or Baltic language.

JDE – super user/excellent user

Experience using SAP (desirable but not essential)

Strong Excel and data consolidation skills (example Vlookup formula or Pivot tables)


Experience with month end close in a multi-company, multi-currency environment

Experience of system implementations

Previous Accountant in an international and complex environment

Pharmaceutical Industry experience desirable

Cross cultural and international experience

Experience in USGAAP, SOX

Hyperion HFM, Essbase and Smartview (desirable but not essential)

Experience in commercial finance (FP&A, Budgeting and cost analysis)

Key Skills and Competencies


  • Ability to work independently and work as a team

  • Structured and well organized – process oriented

  • Ability to work in a changing environment

  • Technically strong with a proven ability to make sound financial decisions

  • Excellent system skills and interest – experience from system integrations

  • Experience from integrations of companies both from a system point of view and a cultural perspective.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills necessary to be part of building a new team

  • Ability to solve problems and think creatively – capacity to provide pragmatic solutions and have the drive and leadership to implement ideas through to successful conclusion.

  • Excellent accounting and analytical skills applied to a broad range of business and industry issues.

Other Job Components

Complexity and Problem Solving

  • Support special projects in support of the regional financial business partnering team

  • Development and implementation of processes to improve efficiency in accounting

  • Development of relationships across countries within the region and with the regional finance business partnering team

Internal and External Contacts

This role reports to the Controller/Finance Manager Nordics & Baltics.


Finance Manager Nordics & Baltics (Regional Controller)

Head of Finance Nordics & Baltics

Regional Finance Business Partners team

Finance Shared services centre, Shire Ireland Finance and other finance outsourcing partners

Other Requirements

The role will not require regular travel.

Possibility to be assigned to another finance role and/or country after a few years.

Flexibility to support various parts of Finance department’s priorities in a dynamic commercial environment.

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.