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Horizon Therapeutics Staff Accountant in Lake Forest, Illinois

Working at Horizon is more than a job – it’s personal. For us, success is measured by the numbers that matter most – the number of lives we touch, the number we change and those we work tirelessly to help save. We’re a team of agile, out-of-the-box thinkers who are inspired to do more because we know we’re a part of something bigger. We strive to build meaningful careers at a company whose values we share because when we live up to our potential, we help others live up to theirs.


  • Performs month/year-end close activities, including preparing, reviewing and assessing journal entries, accruals, reconciliations and allocations to ensure all Horizon Therapeutics financial transactions are properly recorded.

  • Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to General Ledger accounts; assists with maintenance of strong internal controls and process documentation.

  • Provides relevant, accurate, and timely data and information that anticipates and exceeds internal and external customer needs.

  • Assists in preparing and analyzing the quarterly forecasts.

  • Prepares audit schedules for internal/external auditors and participates in annual review and testing of Sarbanes Oxley controls to ensure compliance.

  • Maintain knowledge of functional area and document policies and procedures.

  • Provide feedback to management concerning possible problems or areas of improvement. Make recommendations to implement improved processes.

  • Analyzes financial information to summarize and interpret current-projected Company financial position for management while maintaining confidentiality; presents financial information for decision making.

  • Works on special assignments and ad-hoc reporting and accounting projects as assigned by management.

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • BS degree in accounting.

  • 3+ years of prior accounting experience.

  • CPA and public accounting experience strongly desired.

  • Experience with a major ERP financial system, particularly SAP, is a plus.

  • Advanced knowledge of Excel.

  • Proactive professional with excellent leadership, and problem-solving capabilities.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

  • Professional and proactive demeanor.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Horizon Core Values & Competencies:


  • Manages Ambiguity

  • Strategic Mindset

  • Demonstrates Self-awareness

  • Cultivates Innovation

  • Develops Talent


  • Drives Results

  • Ensures Accountability

  • Decision Quality


  • Courage

  • Collaboration

  • Instills Trust

Horizon Therapeutics plc does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. It is our intention that all qualified applications are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. Any individual, who, because of a disability, needs accommodation or assistance in completing this application or at any time during the application process, should contact the Human Resources Department.

Horizon is focused on researching, developing and commercializing medicines that address critical needs for people impacted by rare and rheumatic diseases. Our pipeline is purposeful: we apply scientific expertise and courage to bring clinically meaningful therapies to patients. We believe science and compassion must work together to transform lives. For more information on how we go to incredible lengths to impact lives, please visit follow us @HorizonNews at on Twitter, like us on Facebook at or explore career opportunities on LinkedIn at .