Record to Report Supervisor
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 Supervisor ensures that all financial and accounting operations within an accounting department run smoothly. R2R Supervisor oversees the work of junior accounting staff, reviews financial statements to ensure accuracy, and reconciles general ledger accounts. This position will provide leadership, day-to-day hands-on support, and guidance to the managed team to fulfill in an effective way the process quality and accuracy demand.

Key responsibilities:

  • Leads and develops the managed team, through proactive training, coaching, mentoring, professional development, and performance feedback.

  • Ensures and provides quality service to both internal and external customers.  Builds and maintains ongoing relationships with customers.

  • Initiates meetings to resolve accounting issues that may impact profit and loss statements with the appropriate teams i.e. Accounts Payable, Controllers, Accounts Receivable, Corporate Accounting, etc.

  • Collaborates with key stakeholders including accounting authorities and auditors.

  • Oversee daily transactions, including accounts payable/receivable, general ledger, and bank reconciliations.

  • Oversees balance sheet reconciliations of accounts and ensures timely resolution and clean-up of overdue items identified.

  • Ensure proper accounting of financial transactions and accounting-specific questions are well addressed and solved.

  • Communicates effectively with the R2R Manager and provides information related to issues, roadblocks, and accomplishments of the team.

  • Ensures all accounting policies and procedures are adhered including ICS controls and global processes.

  • Understand and comply with established departmental processes and procedures designed to support internal controls.

  • Drive compliance with a robust control framework and take responsibility for internal/external audit deliverables.

  • Provide backup support to the team when out of the office due to vacation, travel, or sick.

Key requirements:

  • Advanced English Level.

  • University Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting, Finance, or related areas.

  • Accounting Certification CPI or CPA will be highly preferred.

  • At least 5 years of experience in Accounting processes in a Shared Service Center environment with a solid knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting principles, laws, and regulations.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to interface with various levels of management.

  • Solid computer skills – Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, SAP FI Module.

  • Lean Six Sigma will be preferred.

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.

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Reference: R59913