Cost Accountant Kite Europe Manufacturing and Operations
The Netherlands Finance team has an exciting opportunity for a Cost Accountant to be based in Amsterdam. With the expansion into a new therapeutic areas we are building the Finance capability for supporting the Manufacturing and Operations business for Kite Pharma Europe (aka TechOps).
In a fast speed and entrepreneurial setting you will be responsible for establishing the Cost Accounting role for the European manufacturing, supply chain and R&D functions as well as driving data integrity and compliance.
In this new role you will be given the opportunity to support the development and growth of Kite Pharma Europe.
The Cost Accountant reports to the Finance Director, works closely together with the Manager FP&A, interacts with local Manufacturing, Supply and R&D functions at all levels and manages key relationships within the US FP&A and Corporate Accounting team, Finance Shared Services and PDM Centers of Excellence (CoE).
Collect and analyze data to determine costs of manufacturing and business activity such as raw material purchases, labor, overhead and allocations
Analyze cost impact of changes in raw materials and manufacturing processes
Analyze actual manufacturing costs and prepare reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs
Responsible for monitoring inventory transactions within Oracle, to ensure they are done on a timely manner and in accordance with the policy and procedures
Review production order variance and ensure they are recorded on a timely manner
Conduct physical inventories and monitor cycle count program
Reconcile finished goods, WIP and Raw Material inventories
Work closely with production and quality in relation to possible inventory write offs
Key participant in month end close activities
Estimate costs for new and proposed products
Develop reports of COS and inventory balances, including comparisons to budget and relevant business drivers
Maintain the Cost Accounting system
Support systems and ways of working implementation for new products, processes and 3rd party manufacturing facilities
Supports development & implementation of internal financial & operational controls
Provide direction, policy guidance and issue resolution to business partners as needed; support business in understanding all inventory and costing related matters as required
Knowledge & Skills
Ability to deliver in a complex, fast speed and multi-task environment
Ability to manage effectively a wide variety of relationships
Advanced Excel, Hyperion, database and PowerPoint skills
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills
Proficiency in written and verbal English
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent and CIMA / ACA / ACCA / CPA qualification
4+ years of relevant experience in inventory and cost accounting
Experience in a multi-national, preferably in biotech or pharmaceuticals industry
Strong knowledge of local GAAP and US GAAP
Core values : Accountability, Teamwork, Excellence, Integrity and Inclusion
Self-starter with high confidence in setting priorities
Flexible and pro-active attitude
Orientates towards action and urgency, driving issues to closure
Collaborates and aligns effectively with other team members and functions, ensures integration of efforts
Shows high levels of curiosity, is looking for different perspectives and creatively looks at unique solutions to solve problems
Makes decisions based on rational thinking and sound judgement
More information? Please contact Heidi Kroon - talent acquisition specialist, via : CareersEU kitepharma.com.
Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-
term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors.
Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit www.kitepharma.com. Sign up to follow KitePharma on Twitter at www.twitter.com / kitepharma.
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