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Site Accountant

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Job Introduction

Thanks for checking out our vacancy, we’re delighted you want to learn more about Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC.

Dechra is a growing, global specialist within the world of veterinary pharmaceuticals. Our expertise is in the development, manufacture, marketing and sales of high quality products exclusively for veterinarians worldwide.

Here at Dechra, our values are embedded within our culture and thrive within our family of almost 2000 colleagues globally. From manufacturing to marketing, (D)edication, (E)njoyment, (C)ourage, (H)onesty, (R)elationships and (A)mbition are at the heart of our everyday operations and the way we do business

The Opportunity 

The Site Accountant will complete key activities to ensure effective  production of the monthly reporting processes. As a key member of the finance team, your key site focus is on Melbourne and this role leads and supports accurate forecasting, annual budgeting and strategic planning processes.

Role Responsibility

So, what will you be doing? This role has a broad and varied scope and the successful candidate will have responsibility for duties including:

  • Prepare monthly financial reports and analysis, in line with Dechra Group Finance policy and guidelines, ensuring information is accurate, delivered on time, and updated in all financial systems.
  • Assist and support in the preparation of the budget, forecasts and strategic plan activities such as database update and manipulation, financial systems uploads and power point executive packs
  • Implement and maintain new reporting and financial control processes as well as provide and maintain documentation for internal and external Auditors
  • Key on-site member to support implementation team of Oracle cloud schedule for late next year
  • Deputize for the Finance Business Partner in his absence, acting as key contact to DPM&S Finance department providing commentary and insight on the business performance., for the Melbourne site
  • Provide input for the statutory financial statements.
  • Prepare and follow up on transfer pricing issues and calculation of new cost prices and room rates. Updating the cost prices.
  • Challenge and support the Finance Business Partner in order to enhance the business and improve management results.
  • Monitor inventory levels and generating appropriate actions to avoid inventory loss and write-off
  • Reporting accurate data to Group system (HFM/Hyperion) on time, in full.
  • Identifying and working on initiatives that improve cost control and/or increase efficiency.
  • Participating in special and ad hoc projects to support management analysis and provide ad-hoc quality support to the Controller DPM & S.
  • Oversee the Perpetual Inventory count process.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Valued as a key member of the finance team preparing and maintaining all accounting information, documentation, and financial systems for Melbourne, Florida .
  • To provide an accurate service working within accounting practices and part of the finance team.
  • To provide a compliant, accurate service working within accounting practices and part of the finance team.
  • Achieve KPI’s.
  • To operate within the finance, quality and other appropriate systems, guidance and compliance requirements



The Ideal Candidate

Here at Dechra we pride ourselves on being an inclusive employer and we embrace candidates from all walks of life. We’re particularly excited to hear from those who have/are:




  • Willingness to take on responsibility.
  • Goal-orientated and deadline oriented.
  • Intercultural experience.
  • Initiative, adaptive and open to change.
  • Customer-orientated.
  • Organized with good analytical skills.
  • Flexible in work hours and willingness to travel 15%-25%.





Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent working experience

A formal Finance or Accountancy qualification (preferable)

A minimum of 5-10 years experience in accounting.



Knowledge and Experience



  • Experience with financial reporting requirements
  • Solid experience with accounting software, data manipulation and MS Excel spreadsheets
  • Ability to work independently
  • Pharmaceuticals manufacturing environment is desirable.
  • Excellent written and verbal English skills
  • Knowledge of Quickbooks and HFM/Hyperion would be a distinct advantage








About the Company

As a people first values-based culture, we provide free weekly wellness sessions focused on our employee's physical and mental wellbeing, and flexible work arrangements. We offer a generous employer 401k match and an employee stock purchase plan for long-term financial wellness. Our full array of health, financial and voluntary benefit programs are what you would expect from a recognized Best Place to Work.

Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC

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