Senior Accountant - General Ledger with Nordic language

IQVIA RDS Slovakia, s. r. o.

Place of work
Vajnorská 100/B, Bratislava
Contract type

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Are you looking for new challenges in the international accountancy? So become a member of the new IQVIA financial shared services center in Bratislava Slovakia, supporting our operations in EMEA, which is an integral part of our global SSC network.

You will assist the Team Leader responsible for the accounting and reporting requirements in completing the General Ledger statutory accounting, Statutory Financial Statement preparation and Corporation Tax reporting for the Company’s legal entities in a number of countries in EMEA, with support from outsourced providers where relevant. You ill be included in a broad range of day-to-day general accounting duties to ensure the entities’ books are complete and accurate and are reported to the US parent company in a timely fashion each month. The primary focus of your work will be to ensure strict adherence to US GAAP, internal financial policies, and ensure compliance with IQVIA Financial Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Your duties will include: to support month end process and statutory related processes within deadlines and instructions, to prepare or analyze financial reports, research and explain variances, to perform or review close related ledger tasks, e.g. accruals, provisions, journals postings.
Are you ready to participate on local projects or initiatives, evaluate potential impact on local reporting units and perform local implementation of changes? So, help us to support the onboarding of additional countries to newly established SSC.

• Ensure that accounting records are deeply maintained in preparation for independent audits.
• Prepare or review accounts reconciliations on timely basis and perform and review SOX controls in line with Group internal guidelines.
• Ensure appropriate communication with all business partners and support business partners in financial decisions, if required. Ensure business activities are appropriately reflected in the accounting records.
• Provide recommendations to improve existing processes and financial systems and suggest alternatives where appropriate.
• Maintain and improve technical accounting skills.
• May assume overall responsibility for small size legal entity or regional tasks.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Educational Specialization

General Accounting

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1) or Swedish - Upper intermediate (B2) or Norwegian - Upper intermediate (B2) or Finnish - Upper intermediate (B2) or Danish - Upper intermediate (B2)

Other knowledge

Microsoft Excel - expert
Microsoft Word - advanced
Microsoft Outlook - advanced

Personality requirements and skills

• General Ledger Accounting background preferably with Finance Shared Service & international experience.
• Strong communication skills – effective verbal and written communication skills in both English and Nordic language (Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish).
• Attention to detail and a high degree of intellectual curiosity; inquisitive.
• Ability to exercise discernment within procedures and practices to resolve appropriate action.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and managers.
• Sense of urgency and need to prioritize multiple work requirements to meet deadlines.
• Strong customer service focus, with a dedication to ensure that we exceed the expectations of our customers.
• Dedication to delivering quality results and overcoming obstacles and challenges in a time-sensitive environment.

• Bachelor’s degree and 3 years’ experience in accounting; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
• Good analytical and numeracy skills and ability to identify financial issues and execute mitigating actions.
• Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers.
• Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech.
• Regular sitting for extended periods of time.
• May require occasional travel.


Brief description of the company

IQVIA™ is The Human Data Science Company™, focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness advances in healthcare information, technology, analytics and human ingenuity to drive healthcare forward.

We know that meaningful results require not only the right approach but also the right people. Regardless of your role, we invite you to reimagine healthcare with us. You will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve human health outcomes.

Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there!

We invite you to join IQVIA™.

Number of employees

1000 an more employees

Company address

IQVIA RDS Slovakia, s. r. o.
Vajnorska 100/B
831 04 Bratislava
ID: 3153100   Dátum zverejnenia: 9.10.2017