General Ledger Accountant (R1065663) in Bratislava, Slovakia at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 2/20/2020

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IQVIA™ is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness the power of healthcare data, domain expertise, transformative technology, and advanced analytics to drive healthcare forward.


You will be a member of the new IQVIA financial shared services center in Bratislava Slovakia, supporting our operations in EMEA, which is an integral part of our global financial shared services network.

On this position, you will assist the Team Leader responsible for the accounting and reporting requirements for the Company’s legal entities in a number of countries in EMEA. This includes a broad range of day-to-day general accounting duties to ensure the entities’ books are complete and accurate and are reported to the US parent company in a timely fashion each month.  The primary focus will be to ensure strict adherence to US GAAP, internal financial policies, and ensure compliance with IQVIA Financial Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

The position will also assist the Team Leader in completing the General Ledger statutory accounting, Statutory Financial Statement preparation and Corporation Tax reporting, for the Company’s legal entities in a number of countries in EMEA, with support from outsourced providers where relevant.


  • Support month end process and statutory related processes within deadlines and instructions.
  • Ensure that accounting records are thoroughly maintained in preparation for independent audits.
  • Cooperate on preparation of annual statutory financial statements
  • Provide full audit support during annual independent audits
  • Prepare or analyze financial reports, research and explain variances.
  • Perform or review close related ledger tasks, e.g. accruals, provisions, journals postings.
  • Prepare or review accounts reconciliations on timely basis in accordance with Group internal control guidelines.
  • Perform and review SOX controls in line with Group internal guidelines.
  • Participate in local projects or initiatives, evaluates potential impact on local reporting units, perform local implementation of changes.
  • Ensure appropriate communication with all business partners and support business partners in financial decisions, if required. Ensure business activities are appropriately reflected in the accounting records.
  • Provide recommendations to improve existing processes and financial systems and suggest alternatives where appropriate.
  • Maintain and improve technical accounting skills.
  • May assume overall responsibility for small size legal entity or regional tasks.
  • Support the onboarding of additional countries to the new IQVIA financial shared services center in Bratislava Slovakia.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • General Ledger Accounting background preferably with Finance Shared Service & international experience.
  • Strong communication skills – effective verbal and written communication skills in English language
  • other language (French, German, Italian, Spanish) is advantage
  • Attention to detail and a high degree of intellectual curiosity; inquisitive.
  • Ability to exercise judgment within procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and managers.
  • Sense of urgency and ability to juggle and prioritize multiple work requirements to meet deadlines.
  • Strong customer service focus, with a drive to ensure that we exceed the expectations of our customers.
  • Commitment to delivering quality results and overcoming obstacles and challenges in a time-sensitive environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years’ experience in accounting; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Technical accounting skills.
  • Good analytical and numeracy skills.
  • Ability to identify financial issues and execute mitigating actions.
  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple work requirements to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients

min. salary 1500 EUR gross/month BASED ON EXPERIENCE

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Making a positive impact on human health takes insight, curiosity, and intellectual courage. It takes brave minds, pushing the boundaries to transform healthcare. Regardless of your role, you will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve outcomes for patients.

Forge a career with greater purpose, make an impact, and never stop learning.

Job ID: R1065663


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