Senior Accounting Expert (m/f/x) European Accounting

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Date: 9 Feb 2024

Location: Munich, Germany, 81379

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe


Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.


With over 120 years of experience and more than 17,000 employees in over 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo is dedicated to discovering, developing, and delivering new standards of care that enrich the quality of life around the world.

In Europe, we focus on two areas: The goal of our Specialty Business is to protect people from cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in Europe, and help patients who suffer from it to enjoy every precious moment of life. In Oncology, we strive to become a global pharma innovator with competitive advantage, creating novel therapies for people with cancer.

Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany, and we have affiliates in 13 European countries and Canada.



For our headquarter in Munich we are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position of

Senior Accounting Expert (m/f/x) European Accounting

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Recording and posting of credit and debit business transactions, in particular of incoming invoices taking into account local VAT regulations.

  • Participation in and, if necessary, technical coordination of the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements of the Daiichi Sankyo Europe subsidiaries or the European parent company in accordance with IFRS, local commercial and tax law (VAT)

  • Posting and monitoring of partial payments, prepayments and accruals and timely management or preparation of payment runs

  • Management of open items incl. clarification of differences with the specialist departments, ongoing maintenance and reconciliation of general and sub-ledgers 

  • Supporting the quarterly preparation of the internal reporting package

  • Close cross-functional cooperation with the internal departments at the European headquarters as well as with the local Finance Directors and the staff in the subsidiaries 

  • Functional contact person for local Finance Directors as well as for tax auditors, tax advisors and auditors on relevant topics

  • Participation in projects or sub-projects for the optimization of accounting processes as well as the transformation of the European Finance Shared Services

Your profile: 

  • Successfully completed studies in Business Administration or a successfully completed Finance-related professional education

  • Professional training (e.g. financial accountant or balance sheet accountant) or certification is an advantage, ambition for further professional training is desirable.

  • Several years of experience in accounting in an internationally operating company, especially in accounts payable and accounts receivable, ideally also in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements or several years of experience in Financial Audits or Accounting advisory

  • Experience in auditing, tax consulting or accounting-related management consulting is an advantage 

  • Experience in project work in the field of finance and accounting, ideally in the environment of global business services, shared services or in transformation contexts would be an advantage 

  • Excellent knowledge of IFRS and ideally HGB, good knowledge of international VAT law desirable

  • Good knowledge of SAP R/3, SAP ECC or S/4 HANA and MS-Office

  • Very good to business fluent written and spoken English and German as well as other languages is an advantage

  • Very good communication skills with a convincing manner

  • Very high customer orientation, ability to work in a team and deal with conflicts, as well as enjoy international, cross-functional cooperation

  • Autonomous and proactive way of working




Why work with us?

Working at Daiichi Sankyo is more than just a job – it is your chance to make a difference and change patients’ lives for the better. We can only achieve this ambitious goal together. That is why we foster a culture of mutual respect and continuous learning, with a strong commitment to inclusion and diversity. Here, you will have the opportunity to grow, think boldly, and contribute your ideas. If you have a proactive mindset and passion for addressing the needs of patients, we eagerly await your application.

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