Reference Number: JO-2310-524727
Job Type: Contract
Duration: 6 months
Pay rate: £27.80- £37 per hour
– To be the UK’s Voluntary Pricing Access Scheme (VPAS) expert and take a lead role in managing all aspects of regulatory scheme reporting including compliance with scheme rules, the provision of budget and forecast information to UK businesses and reporting to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC).
– Support the Market Operations lead with ad hoc audit and commercial analysis and reporting.
– Revenues – VPAS reporting of £1 billion p.a. UK NHS sales.
– Management: no direct reports.
-UK Business Finance Lead
-UK Regional Finance Director
-Decision Support CoE
-Health & Value
-Department of Health
-Maintain a detailed and thorough understanding of VPAS to ensure the company is always compliant and act as SME to other colleagues.
-Liaise with Business Finance Leads and other relevant cross functional teams to obtain actual and forecast sales and unit data along with other relevant information such as enhanced discount schemes, competitor stock outs, private hospitals, clinical trial sales, export sales, private prescriptions etc, to calculate the actual and forecast VPAS liability.
-Produce clear management reporting of the VPAS position and ensure all necessary accounting provisions are booked.
-Complete DHSC reporting (based on calendar year) including Quarterly VPAS Payment Sales Report and Annual VPAS Payment Sales Report, which must reconcile to the audited statutory accounts.
-Ensure quarterly VPAS payments are made within 1 month of each calendar quarter end.
-Complete and submit the unaudited Annual Presentation sales return.
-Liaise with auditors and ensure the timely delivery of audit data requirements.
-Communicate with the DHSC regarding price changes, managing new product pricing in collaboration with commercial teams/ Health & Value and VPAS information requests.
-Respond to all DHSC requests on a timely basis.
-Be responsible for the AR DSO for UK – providing the latest estimates and operating plan for submission.
-Assist the Financial Controller with US GAAP and UK GAAP audits and reporting including analytical reviews of legal entities and other ad hoc activities.
-Improve the general control environment and drive process improvements.
Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience:
-Qualified accountant (or equivalent) with at least 5 years post qualification commercial experience, preferably gained in the pharmaceutical industry.
-Demonstrated success of assimilating and interpreting complex documentation.
-Experience of working in a complex matrix organisation is an advantage.
-Audit experience is an advantage.
Knowledge and skills:
-Knowledge of SAP and Mosaic.
-Strong analytical and technical skills.
-Advanced Excel and modelling skills.
-Good communication and presentation skills, verbal and written.
-Acts decisively and takes accountability.
Skills / People Management:
-Able to interact with colleagues at all levels of the organisation.
-Able to develop strong working relationships.