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Executive Director US General Ledger and Finance Shared Services

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Allergan, Inc

Madison, NJ

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Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma.  Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceuticals and biologic products for patients around the world. Allergan markets a portfolio of best-in-class products that provide novel treatments for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology, anti-infective and cardiovascular therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives. Our success is powered by our world-class team’s commitment to being Bold for Life. Together, we build bridges, power ideas, act fast and drive results for our customers and patients around the world by always doing what it is right.   Join one of the world’s fastest growing pharmaceutical companies!   At Allergan you will have the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced, strategic environment where bold, innovative thinking isn’t just welcomed, it’s encouraged. Across all functions, we relish the opportunity to help our people fulfill their potential. Our rapid growth strategy means plenty of opportunities to step into the spotlight.   Position Description As the Executive Director – U.S. General Ledger and Finance Transactional Shared Services, you will use your transactional finance process and accounting expertise to lead the U.S. Finance shared services teams for General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and Travel & Entertainment.  You will oversee the local close for all U.S. legal entities and be directly responsible for finance transactional process performance, continuous improvement and metrics monitoring  You will work in a fast paced and highly dynamic environment delivering accounting support and transactional processing services to the U.S. business to help achieve the operational and financial objectives of Allergan. The position will report to the Vice President – Corporate Controller.   Responsibilities

  Oversee the U.S. general ledger (GL) team and manage U.S. GL activities for all U.S. legal entities.  Provide oversight for U.S. entities’ local close, including intercompany activities, inventory, fixed assets, royalties and accruals. Support key Commercial, R&D, Operations, Tax and Treasury stakeholders with respect to accounting protocols.

Oversee the U.S. accounts payable (AP) team and management of the U.S. AP process and system.  Ensure compliance with Company payment terms.  Monitor and improve process performance.  

Oversee the U.S. brand business accounts receivable (AR) team and management of the AR process and system for the U.S. brand pharmaceutical business.  Work closely with Financial Operations and Commercial teams on credit reviews, accounts receivable monitoring and reserves, and credit/debit notes.  Monitor and improve process performance.

Oversee the U.S. travel & entertainment expense (T&E) team and management of the T&E process and system for the U.S.  Ensure compliance with the Company’s T&E policy, including performance of T&E audits.

Collaborate closely with other Regional Finance Shared Service leads on GL, AP, AR and T&E process standardization, improvement and monitoring.

Lead integration and transformative activities with respect to the U.S GL and Finance Transactional Shared Services teams related to any Company mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, relevant system implementations, etc.

Develop, deliver and effectively communicate accounting guidelines and Finance transactional process protocols to business and Finance.


The following listed requirements need to be met at a minimum level to be considered for the job:

At least 8 years of combined accounting and relevant shared services experience

Demonstrated leadership experience, including managing large teams

Strong oral and written communication skills

Experience in the Pharmaceutical industry preferred


B.S. and/or graduate level degree in Accounting, Finance or Business

CPA license preferred


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Company Profile
Allergan, Inc. operates as a multi-specialty health care company primarily in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. The company discovers, develops, and commercializes pharmaceutical, biological, medical device, and over-the-counter products for the ophthalmic, neurological, medical aesthetics, medical dermatology, breast aesthetics, urological, and other specialty markets. It operates in two segments, Specialty Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices. The Specialty Pharmaceuticals segment produces a range of pharmaceutical products, including ophthalmic products for dry eye, glaucoma, inflammation, infection, allergy, and retinal disease; Botox for certain therapeutic and aesthetic indications; skin care products for acne, psoriasis, eyelash growth, and other prescription and physician-dispensed skin care products; and urologics products. The Medical Devices segment offers a range of medical devices, such as breast implants for augmentation, revision, and reconstructive surgery, as well as tissue expanders; and facial aesthetics products. The company sells its products to drug wholesalers, independent and chain drug stores, pharmacies, commercial optical chains, opticians, mass merchandisers, food stores, hospitals, group purchasing organizations, integrated direct hospital networks, ambulatory surgery centers, government purchasing agencies, and medical practitioners. It focuses on eye care professionals, neurologists, physiatrists, dermatologists, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, aesthetic specialty physicians, urologists, urogynecologists, and general practitioners. The company has collaboration agreements with Molecular Partners AG; Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Serenity Pharmaceuticals, LLC. Allergan, Inc. was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

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