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Accounting & Controlling Specialist

Country:  Portugal
City:  Lisbon
Department:  Corporate Functions
Job ID:  44137


Our Corporate Functions teams make sure everything at Grünenthal runs smoothly by bringing together people with a wide range of skills – from experts in finance, IT, HR, law and compliance through to business strategists and creative media minds. If you’re a great collaborator and a strong communicator, you’ll feel right at home here. Join our team and join forces with colleagues across our business to maximise our company’s positive impact on patients and their families.


What the job looks like

Each day you'll enjoy a variety of challenges, such as:

  • Act as a Certified Accountant, preparing and signing Local Books for all portuguese legal entities, in coordination with the local Corporate Hub;
  • Support the Finance Director in all controlling matters, including Month end closings, Reporting, Forecasting, Budgeting and Long Term Planning;
  • Act as Finance Business Partner for the Commercial structure, Corporate Hub and HQ;
  • Supervise local accounting standards and guidelines to ensure compliance and fulfilment with both local and group GAAPs (in coordination with the Corporate Hub);
  • Manage month-end-close and year-end-close tasks;
  • Prepare country financial statements;
  • Manage tax compliance requirements, deliverables (such as Corporate Income Tax, SAF-T, etc.) and opportunities to optimize tax efficiency;
  • Lead all communication with local Tax Authorities;
  • Support the Finance & Controlling Director with external and internal audits;
  • Provide reports and ad-hoc information to local management;
  • Support data driven applications and decisions.


What you'll bring to the table

To make the most of this role and truly thrive, you should have:

  • University degree related with Finance or Accounting;
  • Professional qualification as Certified Accountant (Contabilista Certificado);
  • Proven experience 5+ years and strong knowledge in dealing with statutory accounts, tax requirements (EU and local) & accounting principles;
  • Controlling experience is a big plus;
  • Fluent Portuguese and English;
  • Pro-active approach, focus driven, high level of autonomy;
  • Strong level of communication and collaboration skills;
  • SAP experience is a plus (but not mandatory).




About Grünenthal

Grünenthal is a global leader in pain management and related diseases. As a science-based, fully-integrated pharmaceutical company, we have a long track record of bringing innovative treatments and state-of-the-art technologies to patients worldwide. Our purpose is to change lives for the better – and innovation is our passion. We are focusing all of our activities and efforts on working towards our vision of a world free of pain.

Grünenthal is headquartered in Aachen, Germany, and has affiliates in 27 countries across Europe, Latin America and the US. Our products are available in approx. 100 countries. In 2023, Grünenthal employed around 4,400 people and achieved revenues of € 1.8 bn.

Your HR contact:
Catarina Cajada

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