Pfizer GL VAT Accountant

Role Description

This role is an internal financial accounting and analysis compliance role working as part of the R2R General Ledger Department within the GFS-E Shared Service Centre based in Ringsend, Dublin 4.

Overall Responsibility:

Complete VAT reconciliations, journals and Intercompany VAT Recharges for all markets managed by GFS.

Provide accounting and compliance support to the Indirect Tax department.


Liaise with the Indirect Tax team on adjustments/queries relating to VAT postings.


Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Understanding of the VAT processes, returns and related journals to ensure VAT position is accurately stated within the General Ledger
  • Process Control - ensure accurate completion of all compliance work.  Follow-up and resolve any errors or exceptions, including unusual or aged balances, affecting the US GAAP or local books.
  • Develop a quality focus to ensure compliance with corporate policy and statutory requirements.
  • Provide Pfizer business units, GFS-E departments and GFS-E VAT Compliance Team with accurate and practical VAT-related accounting advice on a wide range of business issues across all countries managed by GFS-E.
  • Manage errors and their aging to minimize the impact on financial results and avoid non-compliance with internal and external audits.
  • Maintain and monitor processes and systems - monitor GL processes and systems to ensure that that they are efficient, accurate, up-to-date and comply with current regulatory requirements. 
  • Assist in quality assurance processes in order to ensure that the SSC meets service level requirements for VAT & GL
  • Prepare for and attend balance sheet reviews and deal with any action items or follow up where they occur.
  • Complete all PBC items required for all external KPMG audits and deal with any follow up queries and also any queries that may arise from internal audit procedures.
  • Assist the indirect tax team with any accounting queries that may arise from a tax audit


Skills and Experience Required:


  • University Degree in Business, Finance, or Accounting
  • Qualified Accountant with a basic VAT knowledge
  • Challenging mindset – ability to understand the processes and question balances
  • Solid accounting background with a desire to develop greater VAT knowledge
  • Ability to develop and enforce a strong control environment
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to provide oversight of the VAT position month-by-month
  • Accounting experience required, preferably in a multi-national environment or large accountancy firm.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to continual deadlines
  • Ability to communicate clearly with global stakeholders including the ability to explain complex accounting rules to business teams in a practical, efficient and effective manner
  • ERP experience, particularly SAP, is desirable
  • Strong accounting, interpersonal, analytical thinking, and organisational skills


For more information please call on +353 1 500 5902

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