Finance Associate Accountant

Location:  Dublin, Ireland Category: Accounting


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.

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 Associate 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 supporting General Ledger accounting and Statutory reporting.

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

  • Motivated self-starter who is detailed, results and process oriented with a focus on effective and efficient improvements
  • 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



  • Preparation and upload of monthly journal entries
  • Perform and upload monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations and follow up and resolve reconciling items in a timely manner
  • Support intercompany process for EMEA entities to ensure their full reconciliation on consolidation
  • Proactively identify, rectify and follow-up on errors and causes of errors while managing the quality and development of financial accounts, systems, and processes
  • Support RPA (Robotic Process Automation) initiatives and maintain RPA processes for accrual and reconciliation processes
  • 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
  • Support the year-end financial statement audit process and the SOX audit process including the preparation of audit timelines, mapping, and co-ordination
  • Support the administration in establishing engagement letters and contracts with providers
  • Other local statutory reporting as required (e.g., statistical filings)
  • Contribute to team effort and assist co-workers as needed
  • Work closely with Finance colleagues both locally and globally, adhering to global deadlines
  • Assist with ad-hoc financial analysis, queries and EMEA Finance activities as required




  • University degree in Business, Finance or Accounting
  • Accounting Technician or Part-Qualified Accountant




  • Minimum one-year 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
  • Oracle and/or SAP experience is desirable
  • Strong technical accounting skills i.e. good knowledge of accounting standards
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical thinking and organisational skills
  • Proficiency in PC skills (particularly Word, Excel, and Microsoft Projects)
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and to handle several projects at once

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