Record to Report Analyst (7 months contract)

Costa Rica, San Jose

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

The Record to Report Analyst will be assisting in the preparation of group reporting and accounts by working as a team with the Senior Analyst and Supervisor to follow established procedures, accounting principles, and guidelines in order to maintain the organization’s financial records and transactions in an accurate and timely fashion.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the month, quarter, and year-end tasks activities in a timely and accurate manner by working together with Senior Analyst. Examples of activities included, but were not limited to, banks, accruals, prepayments, provisions, Rebates, and general MEC closing activities.

  • Execute and analyze day-to-day activities in order to propose process improvements. Work as a team to communicate the opportunity areas identified and establish action plans as needed, liaising with key internal stakeholders when required.

  • Perform the balance sheet reconciliations, providing analysis and issue resolution for possible discrepancies and irregularities, take ownership of the action plans to escalate it to key internal stakeholders.

  • Ensure the financial records/statements are maintained in compliance with the US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as well as International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as needed, following the Lonza internal policies and procedures.

  • Assist in both internal/external financial Audits. Ensure all financial entries have relevant and enough backup documentation.

  • Support other areas of the business as and when required. This could include providing day-to-day support to AP/AR functions.

Key requirements:

  • Accounting Technical degree is a minimum requirement.

  • Advanced Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field.

  • Advanced English language, both written and verbal.

  • Ideally full accounting cycle knowledge and SSC experience.

  • Ideally, CPI or CPA is not mandatory.

  • Knowledge of ERP system (SAP).

  • Intermediate Excel skills (v-lookup, pivot tables, sumifs).

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Reference: R44326
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