Manager, Accounting Operations Lead (Czech Republic and Slovakia)

General information

Job Advert Title Manager, Accounting Operations Lead
Location Czech Republic
Function/Business Area Finance, Tax & Audition
Department Accounting Operations EMEA
Employment Class Permanent


Manager, Accounting Operations Lead (Czech Republic and Slovakia)

About Astellas:

At Astellas we can offer an inspiring place to work and a chance to make your mark in doing good for others.
Our expertise, science and technology make us a pharma company. Our open and progressive culture is what makes us Astellas. It’s a culture of doing good for others and contributing to a sustainable society.
Delivering meaningful differences for patients is our driving force. We all have a significant opportunity to make that difference, working locally in the areas we know best, whilst drawing inspiration from the different insights and expertise we have access to globally and from our innovative, external partners.
Our global vision for Patient Centricity is to support the development of innovative health solutions through a deep understanding of the patient experience. At Astellas, Patient Centricity isn’t a buzzword - it’s a guiding principle for action. We believe all staff have a role to play in creating a patient-centric culture and integrating an awareness of the patient into our everyday working practices, regardless of our role, team or division.
Our ethos is underpinned by the Astellas Way, comprising five core values: patient focus; ownership; results; openness and integrity.
We are proud to offer an inclusive and respectful working environment that fosters collaboration and ownership.
Our aspiration is to bring the best brains together, to provide them with world-leading tools and resources and a unique structure that fosters real agility and entrepreneurial spirit.

About this job:

Your main responsibilities would be:

  • Driving financial close and preparation of accurate financials working closely with Global Business Services (internal /BPO)
  • Overseeing and being accountable for financial statements and group reporting requirements.
  • Ensuring process for collecting relevant information and generating journal requests and supporting documentation is in place (e.g. Prepayments, Accruals, Reclassification); and ensure this is correctly posted by Finance SSC/ BPO.
  • Reviewing and signing-off of various accounts, reconciliations, intercompany recharges and work which is performed by Global Business Services.
  • Supporting business partners on complex transaction accounting (rebates, provisions);
  • Responsible for computing or reviewing various provisions (Inventory, doubtful debts etc.) and journals;
  • Supporting transactional queries which cannot be resolved by SSC/ BPO
  • Driving audit activity and preparation of fiscal and statutory reports.
  • Maintaining supporting evidence of control operation for audit purposes.
  • Managing tax audits and any transfer pricing related topics.
  • Conducting impact assessment and manage implementation of any changes in IFRS, and provide relevant accounting treatment guidance, developing position papers collaborating with group / regional reporting team, the business and external auditors
  • Preparing reports and analysis to support tax filings. Coordinate with EMEA tax department to ensure compliance to regulations/ standards. Manage transfer pricing / intercompany recharges / Supply price adjustment processes within the Affiliate
  • Being the key contact point for external auditors in review of quarterly closings, documentation for accounting procedures and accruals

Essential Knowledge & Experience:

  • Solid knowledge of accounting and internal control standards in an international and intercultural organization
  • Leadership experience combined with teamwork and partnering behaviours
  • Solid knowledge of local taxes
  • Solid experience with ERP systems and reporting tools
  • Experienced communication skills with various management levels
  • Solid financial analysis skills
  • Experienced organizational and project management skills
  • Fluency in English and Czech or Slovak in speaking and writing


  • University degree, ideally in finance or accounting
  • ACA / or ACCA / or CPA and / or equivalent accounting qualification is a plus

Additional information:

  • Full time.
  • Based in Prague with occasional international travel

We offer:

  • A challenging and diversified job in an international setting
  • Opportunity and support to continuous development
  • Inspiring work climate

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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ID: 4499391  Datum zveřejnění: 12.1.2023