Senior GL accountant with French

Alcon Polska

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  • contract of employment
  • full-time
  • senior specialist (Senior)
  • full office work
  • remote recruitment

Alcon Polska

Marynarska 15



Your responsibilities

  • Drives proactively with functional areas to ensure accurate accounting and financial reporting is accomplished within prescribed deadlines and in accordance with IFRS / Alcon Manual of Accounting (AMA) and local legal requirements

  • Prepare accurate and robust monthly balance sheet account analyses and reconciliations, including analyses for balance sheet reviews

  • Prepare accurate journal entries in a timely manner

  • Ensure adequate booking of the payroll and participate to discussion with HR officers to appropriately record FTE related provisions.

  • Ensure the revenue recognition is in accordance with the IFRS / AMA requirments

  • Collaborate proactively with key stakeholders, including Finance colleagues and Regional Financial Reporting and Accounting. Communication with these stakeholders is appropriate and timely when questions regarding accounting/reporting matters arise.

  • Ensure all processes comply with Alcon standards and policies (i.e. global processes, Alcon Accounting Manual, Alcon Financial Controls Manual, Management Authorization Levels, etc.).

  • Understand impacts to the general ledger for assigned areas due to other intra- and inter-departmental transactions and activity from other functional departments

  • Assist with specific tax, compliance and audit reporting processes and for the entity, providing necessary data to internal and external authorities. Acts as a SPOC on specific external audit areas and refers back to the GL manager when needed.

  • Regular run of product costing for multiple EMEA markets

  • Understand the product cost master data setup including all the attributes (Transfer price TP, price condition, purchase info records, 3rd pty freight, customs, other fees etc.)

  • Capture errors and mistakes in the TP or other cost elements and address them with the relevant countries’ Local Data Steward (LDS) to be corrected in timely manner adhering to deadlines

  • Ensure best practices are established across the markets and efficiencies gained

  • Ensure all activities are performed in a compliant way that supports RCM controls

  • Provides detailed description for unique accounting treatments that occurs that need to be documented in an Accounting Positioning Paper

  • Regularly follows up and discusses the changes in the AMA and the international accounting standards with the GL Manager or the Technical accounting team

  • Perform compliance controls in relation to the Financial accounting including documentation of approvals, sample checks

  • Provide analysis and comments on variances for month-end financial reports

  • Understand impacts to the general ledger for assigned areas due to other intra- and inter-departmental transactions and activity from other functional departments. Provide audit support through data/documentation gathering

Our requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting and/or Finance required. CPA/Chartered Accountant preferred.

  • Masters or Advanced degree in Accounting and/or Finance preferred.

  • Minimum: 5-7 years of relevant experience preferably with Pharmaceutical or Medical device company.

  • Ability to apply accounting practices

  • Experience working with shared services preferred

  • Experience with SAP and Microsoft Office package.

  • Fluent English and French – must have

What we offer

Opportunity to work on best-in-class Organization among Medical Devices/Equipment sector

Opportunity to work in a high paced agile environment

Work with people who are passionate of delivering outcomes and a culture of simplification and ownership

Possibility to influence the design of the solution responding to business needs to enhance customer experience

Collaboration and frequent direct interactions with business stakeholders

Truly international environment and daily interactions with colleagues from all over the world

Attractive benefits package (private medical care, group insurance, lunch card, transportation allowance, pension plan, Multisport/cultural card, free Alcon products for you and your significant o

Permanent employment contract, attractive base salary and annual bonus

Flexible hours and hybrid work model

Brand new office in Marynarska 15, Warsaw, with a lot of facilities inside


  • private medical care

  • life insurance

  • remote work opportunities

  • flexible working time

  • fruits

  • corporate products and services at discounted prices

  • integration events

  • corporate sports team

  • doctor’s duty hours in the office

  • video games at work

  • coffee / tea

  • drinks

  • parking space for employees

  • leisure zone

  • charity initiatives

The role of the Senior GL accountant reports to the GL Manager in the AGS Warsaw center.

His/her primary responsibility is to apply principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports. Responsible for accounting requirements for assigned areas to be completed timely and accurately. Perform the respective analysis and follow up with the countries on issues, items to be resolved in relation with the General Ledger accounting. The Senior GL accountant regularly follows up and discusses the changes in the Accounting Manual of Alcon (AMA) and the international accounting standards with the GL Manager or the Technical accounting team.

The ideal candidate will have ability to apply accounting practices, good analytical and communication skills, keep attention to detail, very good understanding of the system and processes and sense of urgency with strong desire to learn. Experience working with SAP will be an asset.

Alcon Polska

Alcon is the global leader in eye care, dedicated to helping people see brilliantly. With our 75-year heritage, we are the largest eye care device company in the world – with complementary businesses in Surgical and Vision Care. Being a truly global company, we work in over 70 countries and serve patients in more than 140 countries.

Alcon Global Services (AGS) is a dynamic team providing critical shared-services support to the Alcon organization worldwide – in areas like Finance, IT, HR, Quality, and more. Our objective in AGS is simple – ensuring the satisfaction of our internal clients and contributing to an outstanding experience for Alcon’s customers worldwide.

Join Alcon and help the world See Brilliantly!

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