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Senior Financial Accountant

  • Salary: £325 - £350 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Surrey
  • Sector: Financial Accountant
  • Date posted: 24/01/2018
  • Job reference: J380539A

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My client, a multinational Pharmaceuticals company based in Surrey, is currently seeking a Senior Accountant to work a 'Business as Usual' contract role. This role will initially run until December 2018, but has potential to run for another 6-12 months.


Responsible for the timely and accurate monthly / quarterly / annual group & external financial reporting and compliance with controls.


Timely and accurate Group reporting

  • Liaison with UK & Ireland Finance group & Outsourced Shared Service Centre to ensure timely and accurate reporting for responsible group companies
  • Manage the overall close reporting process
  • Identification of areas for increasing efficiency
  • Liaison with Tax Manager as required

External Reporting

  • Co-ordinate external auditor visits throughout the year in respect of Group Reporting
  • Co-ordinate and manage the statutory accounts process
  • Preparation of company statutory accounts (ensuring statutory accounts can be reconciled to management accounts)
  • Any other external reporting requirements that may arise

Project work and Ad Hoc queries

  • Act as resource for UK/IE and Corporate projects
  • Act as SAP and process expert for the UK/IE affiliate providing assistance to others in the business as necessary
  • Support on other areas as required


Education & Training

  • Qualified ACCA / ACA with 3+ years' experience (would suit someone with 3-5 years' PQE)
  • Big4 practice background beneficial

Professional Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent Excel skills
  • SAP experience
  • Good understanding of IFRS
  • Good analytical skills
  • Proven technical financial accounting experience
  • Pharmaceuticals experience is desirable

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