Reference Number: JO-2311-525857
Assistant Financial Accountant
Rate: Negotiable
Job Type: Contract
Location: Liverpool

Assistant Financial Accountant

Location: Liverpool (Hybrid working – 3 days a week in the office)

Duration: 6 months

Pay rate: £16.56 per hour PAYE

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

The role is part of the Account to Report team and is responsible for Financial Accounting for one or more entities to deliver accurate and timely execution of Financial Accounting activities.

This role will perform complex transactions and statutory reporting across the set of entity codes. It also includes support for projects and continuous improvement and liaising with Finance Business Partners for escalations.

Main Responsibilities: 

• Prepare and post recurring and standard manual journals, including intercompany entries and topside FinanceCore journals.

• Prepare and post accruals and reclassification entries that do not require discussion or interaction with cost center owners (e.g., utility journals, insurance expense, and payroll corrections, workers compensation & property taxes).

• Assist with reconciliations, including from Clarity for CAPEX, IC/IG sales and COGS (Cost of Goods Sold), BPC or FinanaceCore confirmations and reconciliations and resolve any issues that are due to system/ transactional gaps and flag these to other Analysts. 

• Support preparation of entity budgets and forecasts including Profit & Loss, Balance sheet and cashflow statement. 

• Process allocations (incl. R&D cost allocation), incl. payroll costs and WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) elements based of monthly timesheets, wages & salaries accounting, share-based calculations & reconciliation with HR (Human Resources) incl. superannuation & benefit queries, including monthly PTO (Paid Time Off) Journal Entries. Maintain and report on prepaid balance amounts.

• Process simple manual settlements in SAP (outside of RPA process).

• Assist with National statistics surveys

Qualifications and Experience Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related discipline; MBA or other advanced degree in related field

• 3+ years’ experience in accounting and finance. Experience in global scientific/pharmaceutical industry highly desirable.

• The position also requires the ability to build and maintain sound relationships and collaborate effectively with multiple levels and cross functionally with Finance Business Partners and various Finance Centres of Excellence.

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