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

Do you want to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to improve the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company which, since its foundation in Barcelona in 1909, has been working to improve the health and well-being of people all over the world. Our four divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic, Hospital and Bio Supplies - develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 100 countries and regions.

Job Summary:

The Cost Accountant is responsible to assist the Controlling department which supports manufacturing operations.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Assist in maintaining of the cost accounting system.

  • Prepare, reconcile, and review inventory and provision accounts for proper inventory valuation.

  • Perform month end close duties such as journal entries, and prepare management reports.

  • Review and verify documents required by SOX compliance team

  • Analyze and report manufacturing variances and their causes.

  • Accurately report finding and provide assessment of potential product impact.

  • Prepare and review audit schedules and provide requested information for internal/external auditors.

  • Preparation of budget.

  • Participate in physical inventory.

  • Perform assigned tasks using established procedures with sound judgment, evaluation and critical thinking. Some travel may be needed.

  • Maintain current knowledge of regulatory and industry standards.

  • Generate thorough written reports, when required, that summarize investigations performed for out-of-specification results or out-of-procedure events.

  • Participate in regulatory and internal inspections/audits including providing written responses as applicable for area of responsibility.

  • Strict adherence to procedures and practices according to FDA regulations.

  • Provide accuracy and business understanding in the information for the best decision making for stakeholders.

  • Participation in projects to improve the company’s IT tools and implementation of new systems

  • Assist in maintaining the Manufacturing Master Data.

  • Perform assigned tasks using established procedures with sound judgment, evaluation and critical thinking.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or closely related field is required.

  • Minimum 5 years relevant accounting experience. Cost accounting experience is preferred.

  • Requires an intermediate understanding of accounting and cost accounting concepts, practices and procedures.

  • Experience utilizing enterprise software systems is highly preferred.

  • Ability to identify continuous improvement measures.

  • Strong Excel skills, i.e. knowledge of V-Look Ups, Pivot Tables, basic accounting formulas, etc.

  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills with the ability to make structured decisions on a routine basis.

  • Must be proactive, results oriented, and have strong attention to detail.

  • Self-starter with strong work ethic and the ability to exercise good judgment.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks to meet targeted deadlines.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with personnel at all levels in a team environment.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language.

  • Computer literacy with proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Specific experience with SAP is preferred.

  • This job description is accurate at the date of publication. It is intended to provide information essential to understanding the scope and general nature of the work performed by job holders within this position. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. Other duties may be assigned, and qualifications required may change over time.

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.

Req ID: 420069