Finance Associate (Fixed Assets)

Location:  Cork, Ireland Category: Accounting Employment Category: Fulltime-Temporary



Finance Associate – Fixed Assets

Fixed Term Contract - 12 Months (Cork or Dublin/Hybrid)


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 Finance Associate with some experience in Fixed Asset reporting. This position will be a key member of a cross-functional, multi-national, accounting team responsible for the management of the end-to-end process for Fixed Asset accounting. This position supports the Director, EUCAN Controllership 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.



  • Process Fixed Assets transactions in accordance with procedures and defined timelines. Duties include setting up accurate fixed assets coding assignments and other required attributes, processing Construction in Process items and reconciliation of all Fixed Assets Clearing accounts against mass additions table in sub-ledger.
  • Month-end close of Fixed Assets sub-ledger duties including the analysis, recording, and reporting on fixed assets in accordance with local and US GAAP and the reconciliation between sub-ledgers and general ledgers.
  • Responsible for reporting fixed asset acquisitions, capitalisations, and dispositions within the accounting system in addition to the running of depreciation.
  • Review and approve all Fixed Asset purchase requisitions.
  • Work closely with the projects team on all areas, particularly: the accrual of projects in use, project cost reports and contractor cost allocation.
  • Support the year-end financial statement audit process and the SOX audit process.
  • Work closely with Finance colleagues both locally and globally, adhering to global deadlines.
  • Assist with ad hoc financial analysis, queries and EUCAN Finance activities as required.



  • Minimum two years relevant experience in similar role is essential.
  • Knowledge of both US GAAP and IFRS and familiarity with Sarbanes Oxley and internal controls is desirable.
  • Understanding of ERP systems, preferably Oracle.
  • Excellent follow-through and communication skills and the ability to work independently in a complex and fast-paced environment.
  • Proven ability to develop effective working relationships.



  • Finance Degree / Accounting Technician / Part-Qualified Accountant



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