Shire Senior Financial Analyst in Istanbul, Turkey

ROLE: Senior Financial Analyst

Core Activities

  • Ensure US GAAP / IFRS financial requirements are delivered and adhered to in line with corporate financial policies and local accounting regulations

  • Perform Monthly/Quarterly/Annual corporate reporting and submitting US GAAP accounts to the Hyperion consolidation system

  • Supervise the monthly close on a timely basis and make sure the books are closed on time

  • Manage Balance sheet review

  • Interface with Shared Services Centre in Ireland

  • Key contact for integration projects: ERP systems integration, legal entity consolidation, other finance projects

  • Support country commercial organization by brand plans, annual budgets, monthly forecasts

  • Analyze financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision making purposes

  • Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variance. Supporting Senior Management Team with in-depth analysis

  • Support Senior Management Team in preparing country presentations

  • Ad-Hoc Reporting and Analysis


Education and Qualifications

  • University degree in finance/economics

  • Professional qualification (CMA, CPA, ACCA, or equivalent) will be a strong asset

  • Deep knowledge of US GAAP and finance business partnering

  • Commercial knowledge in pharma sector is a plus


Minimum 4-5 years of experience

Previous “Big 4” experience is a plus

Financial planning, Accounting, Audit, Controlling, Reporting, Budgeting


Functional/specific competencies

  • Strong interpersonal skills and an effective communicator– this is central to the success of the role, since the ability to persuade and negotiate

  • Pro-active in both thought and action. Excellent at taking initiative (Self-Starter), guiding and influencing others outside the finance team toward goal accomplishment. Must be focused on working with the team to maximize overall value.

  • Strong technical and financial knowledge, including understanding of internal control requirements and accounting principles as well as understanding of relevant business environment

  • Ability to prioritize effectively and juggle multiple competing priorities for different stakeholders.

  • Must be capable of working in fast-paced, self-directed, and changing environment

  • Ability to manage cross-functionally and influence decisions

  • Strong partnering and leadership ability and credibility with peers and management

  • Strong business acumen and internal/external customer focus

  • Ability to work under pressure, manage tight reporting deadlines and prioritization of work to achieve objectives

  • Ability to interact with all levels within the organization, from executive and functional leaders to regional and operations resources

  • Team player

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to make good fact-based decisions on your own.

  • Good presentation skills

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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.