Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc Accountant 1 in Los Angeles, California

Grifols is a global healthcare company whose mission is to improve the health and well being of people. Our three divisions –Bioscience, Diagnostic and Hospital–develop, produce and market our innovative products and services to medical professionals in more than 100 countries.

We are committed to fostering an environment that creates continuous learning opportunities and encourages professional development and growth. As a company devoted to improving the health and well-being of people, we are looking for talented professionals worldwide. Make a difference and join us in this challenging and rewarding enterprise.


The Accountant 1 – Reporting to the Accounting Manager of the Finance Shared Service Center (FSSC) is largely responsible for daily cash postings, bank reconciliations, accounts analysis and monthly close.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Responsible for day to day activities involved in the monthly and quarterly close.

  2. Provide accurate and timely posting of all journal entry transactions according to IFRS and U.S. GAAP accounting standards. Maintain well organized journal entry files and evidence of approval.

  3. Assist in the preparation of monthly balance sheet account analysis for all operating companies, ensuring that balances are correct and have proper supporting documentation.

  4. Reconcile and maintain various balance sheet and income statement accounts to ensure accurate information.

  5. Prepare audit schedules and provide requested information (i.e. legal agreements, appraisal documentation and journal postings) for internal/external auditors.

  6. Identify and prepare accrual entries and track exceptions to standard accounting/financial policies.

  7. Assist with the evaluation, allocation and billing of shared services costs.

  8. Control, analyze, record and report on daily cash transactions, including bank reconciliations and support of Treasury in cash forecasting activities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or closely related scientific / technical discipline is required. Candidate for CPA preferred.

  2. Related accounting or finance experience is required.

  3. Must have working knowledge of accounting concepts.

  4. Intermediate Excel, Microsoft Suite (Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio etc.)

  5. Must be analytical, able to review processes and recommend changes.

  6. Ability to multi-task.

  7. Ability to work within deadlines in a fast pace environment.

  8. Strong attention to detail.

  9. Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills.

  10. Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.

  11. Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  12. Takes ownership and is proactive.

  13. Positive approach to problem solving.

  14. Excellent customer service and a contagious enthusiasm.


Work is performed in an office environment with exposure to electrical office equipment. Frequently sits for 6-8 hours per day. Repetitive movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Occasionally walks and stands. Occasionally bends and twists neck. Light to moderate lifting and carrying objects with a maximum lift of 25lbs.

*This job description is accurate at the date of publication and may change over time. It is not intended as an exhaustive description of the job. Other duties may be assigned and qualifications required may change.

EEO Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans

Grifols is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic disposition or characteristics, disability or veteran's status or any other classification protected by applicable State/Federal laws. We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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