Senior Financial Accountant

Location:  Dublin, Ireland Category: Finance


Who We Are

It takes a village, and at BioMarin our corporate groups are the people behind our success. Groups such as IT, Finance, Legal, Global Compliance & Ethics, and our People Team provide foundational support of all areas of operation at BioMarin.  

Financial Accountant / Senior Financial Accountant  



BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

Our desire to make a positive impact on our patients extends to our employees and BioMarin is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels seen, valued, and heard – so employees can thrive in all areas of their lives, in and outside of work. We seek to provide an open, flexible, and friendly work environment to empower people and to provide them with the ability to continuously learn and develop. Ultimately, we want to be an organization where people enjoy coming to work and take pride in our efforts to help patients.  

By providing a foundation for all operations company wide, BioMarin’s General and Administrative teams support our mission of providing first and best in class therapeutics to patients who live with rare diseases. Our teams include groups such as finance, legal, human resources, corporate compliance and ethics, and information technology. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.  


BioMarin is seeking a highly motivated Financial Accountant / Senior Financial Accountant with solid experience in applying accepted accounting principles and procedures to analyse financial information, prepare accurate and timely results and to ensure appropriate account control procedures.  This position will be a key member of a cross-functional, multi-national, accounting team responsible for critical accounting areas, corporate & business accruals, and ad hoc reporting. This position supports the Associate Director – Europe & Canada Accounting in undertaking both regular and ad hoc financial reporting activities and will have significant interaction with finance management and global accounting teams.  

Specifically, we are seeking an individual with the traits listed below:  

·        Motivated self-starter who is detailed, results and process oriented.   

·        Organized individual with the ability to manage multiple priorities while maintaining high performance standards.  

·        Superior problem solving and analytical skills and ability to work in a highly visible, deadline-oriented position and environment.  

·        Strong communication and people skills, comfortable working with a cross functional and collaborative team and effectively able to deal with all levels of personnel.  


·        Responsible for monthly, quarterly, and annual corporate reporting under US GAAP (including account analysis & reconciliation and preparing inputs to month end reports including financial analysis & commentary).  

·        Responsible for annual financial reporting to local statutory authorities under IFRS and local GAAP.  

·        Reconciliation between US GAAP and local GAAP accounting.  

·        Detailed analytical review of financial data and presenting to senior leadership on the financial performance of the entities.   

·        Review entity profitability monthly to understand deviations and support Global Transfer Pricing team as required.  

·        Partnering with Financial Planning & Analysis and the business to ensure correct goods receipting, substantiate accruals and to action any findings from accrual analytics.  

·        Other local statutory reporting as required (e.g., statistical filings).  

·        Management of the yearend financial statement audits, working to key deadline targets and reporting of progress to the co-ordination team  

·        Liaising with the Tax Team to support the corporate tax filing process.  

·        Supporting the SOX audit process as required.  

·        Manage relationships with outsourced providers as required (including auditors and outsourced accounting providers).  

·        Identify opportunities for continuous process improvements and innovative solutions so the team can operate in an efficient manner, in BioMarin we aim to work collaboratively sharing ideas and supporting each other as necessary.  

·        Work closely with Finance colleagues both locally and globally, adhering to global deadlines.  

·        Support project and continuous improvement tasks as required.  

·        Assist with ad hoc financial analysis, queries and activities as required.  



·        Minimum three to five years relevant experience in similar role is essential.  

·        Knowledge of both US GAAP and IFRS is advantageous.   

·        Familiarity with Sarbanes Oxley and internal controls is desirable.  

·        Understanding of ERP systems, preferably Oracle and SAP.   

·        Strong technical accounting skills.   

·        Proven ability to develop effective working relationships.   

·        Results orientated, flexible, resourceful, & self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple deliverables.  


·        Fully Qualified Accountant (ACA or ACCA preferred)  


Heavy interaction with Finance Department management and staff, cost centre managers and external auditors.  Regular contact with Finance staff in Dublin, Cork, EMEA, Canada and the US.   

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.