Teva Pharmaceuticals

Teva Pharmaceuticals – Accounting Director HQ Europe

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As Accounting Director HQ Europe for Teva you will work in an international, fast changing and challenging environment. To strengthen the Accounting Team, they are looking for a seasoned professional. You will focus primarily on business understanding, improvement of accounting throughout Europe and take oversight over all accounting activities in 3-4 small/medium sized countries in Europe. Typically, you will be closely working with the European accounting leads in all the countries in Europe, CFOs, Procurement, Legal, HR.

TEVA’s finance department is currently going through a transition. As part of this transition a European Accounting team is being established over the course of 2019 to support the local accounting departments of the 30+ European countries. The team will enhance support in the following areas: Financial reporting, Internal control and process improvement, Tax (transfer pricing, tax accounting, restructurings), Systems and People development.

The ideal candidate has an extensive knowledge regarding USGAAP principles, a minimum of 8 years’ experience in a relevant field and the right drive and ambition to make a difference within Teva.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Enhance business understanding of various countries in Europe to enhance accounting activities
  • Have managerial responsibility over all accounting activities in 3-4 small/medium sized countries in Europe which means taking ultimate responsibility of the financial reporting
  • Perform periodic balance sheet reviews in a number of countries to gain and maintain good understanding of relevant topics/issues
  • Lead the European USGAAP accounting expert team of 4 people
  • Lead the European Accounting forum
  • Maintain strong relationships with the accounting community in Europe

Education and skills

  • Higher education/academic work level
  • At least  8-10 years of experience in accounting or tax accounting
  • Strong and extensive knowledge of US GAAP (prerequisite)
  • Knowledge about Oracle or SAP is an advantage
  • Knowledge about the pharmaceutical industry is an advantage
  • Fluent in English
  • Flexible and able to work in a changing environment
  • Service oriented to deliver the best support to the countries
  • Strong focus on improvement opportunities
  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • Want to work in a new (to be) established team
  • Problem solving skills
  • Able to travel in Europe when necessary (20-30%)



For additional information regarding this role please contact Anne Lenters at or at 06- 14587633