McKesson Financial Accountant in Munster, Ireland

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Position: FinancialAccountant – International Accounting Group

Location: Cork

Job Purpose:

The job incumbent will work closely with the Accounting Manager - International Accounting Group (IAG) with responsibility for Corporate Accounting, Tax Accounting, Integration Accounting, Month End and Board Reporting activities. The IAG Group in Europe is currently involved and will continue to be involved in a number of exciting McKesson entities managing a range of activities and working with a range of teams across McKesson’s wider structure. He/she must create and sustain good working relationships with colleagues both internationally and domestically across various Business Units.


  • Work on various IAG initiatives across theinternational structure.

  • Prepare McKesson Statutory audits across arange of entities and jurisdictions; interact with the independent auditors to ensure compliance withaudit requirements and ensure filing deadlines and other requirements areactively met and managed.

  • Working with the IAG group to manage arange of month end activities. This will include managing a portfolio ofloans across various entities in a complex organisation structure.

  • Assisting in the integration of other variousactivities. This will also involve the integration of possible newacquisitions into the McKesson reporting structure, ensuring detailedproject plans are developed and deadlines understood and taking an activepart in the accounting integration and consolidation of any new entitiesto ensure appropriate corporate reporting.

  • Conduct research and prepare findings onad hoc accounting issues as directed and producing detailed reports toassist with any queries.

  • Preparing the Transfer Pricing entries forreview. This will involve taking ownership of the process monthly process andpresenting the transfer pricing numbers for review and submission.

  • Work to managing the accounting for the cashpooling process in place and work to make the process as efficient andeffective as possible.

  • Prepare monthly,quarterly or other periodic financial statements and board packs for review forvarious European and non-European entities.

  • Provide support and guidance on anytechnical accounting issues and projects as directed.

  • Work to streamline processes and putstructures in place to support achievement of deadlines.

  • Build and maintain strong workingrelationships with colleagues across a range of business units andcorporate divisions Corporate Treasury, Legal and Tax.

  • Work to McKesson Ireland QualityStandards

  • Engage in Continuing ProfessionalDevelopment (CPD) activities

(The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management. When in conflict with the job description, the Staffing Request and Job Posting supersede the job description)


ACA qualified


6 years experience in all areas of General Accounting (incl US GAAP, IFRS & UK and Irish GAAP). Experience of working in a multinational environment, interacting with global teams is essential.

The position requires:

· A candidate with a good, broad knowledge of accounting and organizational structures.

· Experience in external reporting and intercompany processes.

· Experience in working with international teams across a range of jurisdictions.

· Experience working in a large multi-national environment.

· An ability to work on multiple tasks and prioritize as appropriate.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Commercial awareness and understanding of business concepts and integration for processes.

  • A knowledge of the structures in place within a multi-national structure and a broad understanding of the various concepts and reasoning behind certain structures.

  • Strong communication skills with ability to communicate at all levels within the organization.

  • Proven analytical skills; ability to explore options and make appropriate choices to support the business.

  • Ability to work effectively with others to accomplish goals.

  • Disciplined in planning and execution to achieve goals and meeting deadlines.


· Mature Confidence

· Influences Others

· Innovative Mindset

· Openness and Candor

· Decisiveness & Judgment

· Builds Collaboration

· Drives Execution

· Customer Orientation


MS Office and SAP general ledger system

Job: Finance and Accounting

Organization: McKesson Corporate

Title: Financial Accountant

Location: Ireland-Munster-Cork

Requisition ID: 17005856