Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate


Abbott is recruiting an experienced ACCOUNTANT to join our European Distribution Center in Machelen.

The ACCOUNTANT – ENTITY CONTROLLER will be responsible for the monthly close process for several EMEA entities.  In addition, the person will be responsible for the monthly inventory reconciliation and capital equipment reconciliation within the Abbott Medical Devices group. 

Your Roles and Responsibilities:

Work closely together with our Shared Service Organization (SSO) and external accounting firms to drive the month-end closing process
Own US GAAP and Local GAAP books
Reconcile and Review total inventory and capital equipment numbers
Support the roll out of new US GAAP guidance (Lease Standard, Revenue Recognition, …)
Manage and oversees complex journal entries (e.g. acquisitions, tax adjustments, ..) for the Abbott Vascular HQ and other EMEA entities.
Act as entity controller for dormant entities and work on an action plan to liquidate these entities.
Manage and oversee the statutory reporting requirements as entity controller (including HCP policies and procedures). Ensure all Statutory Financial Statements are filed within Abbotts’s deadline.
Review monthly account reconciliations in close in close cooperation with our SSO and external accounting firm.
Perform periodical Balance Sheet and Finance reviews as entity controller
Coordinate the internal and external audit process. Ensure smooth internal and external audits with no remarks
Be the liaison between accounting and ‘business finance’
Your Profile:

Bachelor degree Accounting / Finance
Minimum 5 years of experience
Experience in a multinational environment of a US-based corporation
Strong US GAAP and ideally local accounting knowledge and skills
Experience with close processes for quarterly and year-end
Experience in consolidation matters would be an advantage
Knowledge of SAP and Hyperion is a strong asset.
Fast Learner with high degree of motivation
Result oriented: meet deadlines and focus on quality.
Language skills: English (and additional European language is an asset)

About the company

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

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