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Amgen Sr. Associate Accountant in Lisbon, Portugal


The Amgen Capability Center in Lisbon, Portugal (ACCP) will be home to over 300 multi-national and multi-cultural employees, representing a broad range of cross-functional capabilities, including Commercial, General and Administrative, Research and Development, and more. The ACCP will offer rich career growth and development opportunities, regional and global exposure and the opportunity to LIVE, WIN, and THRIVE in one of Europe’s most attractive cities.

Our ACCP offices will be temporarily located at the Maleo – Saldanha, Av. da República 18, 1050-191 Lisbon, while we work toward finding a permanent office in the vibrant city center of Lisbon.

If you feel like you’re part of something bigger, it’s because you are. At Amgen our shared mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve together—researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that read over 10 million patients worldwide. It’s time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Sr Associate Accountant


What you will do

You, as our Senior Associate Accounting, are responsible for the US GAAP accounting activities for several countries within the ELMAC region (Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and Canada). This includes global accounting, month-end close, and compliance of controllership activities for specific countries in the region. You support the Accounting Director and Sr. Manager Accounting with ad-hoc tasks, variance analyses, and Process improvements.

Other regional responsibilities will include:

  • Deliver accurate, complete, and timely monthly and quarterly accounting closes for several countries /entities in the region

  • Supports the preparation of close packages (including variance analysis)

  • Performs control validations and testing (IICC/SOX)

  • Coordinate accounting activities performed by our outsource partner (Genpact) in India

  • Operate as a link between local, regional, and functional finance teams

  • Provide timely technical accounting guidance and controlling training to impacted stakeholders

  • Support Accounting projects and Process improvements


What we expect of you

Our ideal candidate is a team player with a customer focus. Is problem-solving and result-oriented, has time and process management skills, and is strong in data analytics.

Proven experience and skills needed:

  • Bachelor’s in accounting, finance, business economics, or related field.

  • 3+ years working in a finance/reporting-related field for multi-national.

  • Fluency in English , both in written and oral communication.

  • Strong Excel knowledge.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA or equivalent.

  • Working knowledge of ERP and planning/reporting systems (SAP, Hyperion, Tableau).

  • Solid presentation skills and ability to present effectively to Management.

  • Self-starter with a high work ethic.

  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to influence personnel across functions and at all levels.

  • Experience in the Pharmaceutical industry.


What you can expect of us

  • Vast opportunities to learn, develop, and move up and across our global organization.

  • Diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where colleagues are empowered to bring ideas to the table, take risks, and act.

  • Generous Amgen Total Rewards Plan comprising healthcare, finance, wealth, and career benefits.

  • Flexible work arrangements.


for a career that defies imagination

In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join us.


Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.