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Financial Accounting Manager posted by Northreach

Stevenage, Hertfordshire
£60,000 - £90,000 / year

Job Description

Northreach is currently partnering with a well-funded cell and gene therapy biotech based in Stevenage, who are currently going through exponential growth. Due to the growth, they are also growing their Accounts team to ensure stability for the long term.



* To own the monthly reporting timetable and to ensure that the monthly financial reporting deadlines are met

* To ensure that reconciliations are prepared monthly for all balance sheet accounts for the purposes of completeness, existence, accuracy, valuation, correct ownership and presentation. Ensuring that all reconciling items are investigated and cleared in a timely manner.

* To assist in the provision of information to External Auditors at quarterly, interim and year end audits

* To ensure that internal control framework is followed

* To assist in the preparation of quarterly reporting requirements under US GAAP

* To assist with the preparation and submission of SEC filings


* To oversee the processing of purchase invoices and employee expenses, and weekly payment runs, carried out by the accounts team, ensuring that all purchase invoices are paid by their due date.

* To ensure that supplier statement reconciliations are prepared by the accounts team on a monthly/quarterly basis and any outstanding items investigated and cleared, as well as ensuring supplier set up process is followed properly including checking D&B reports

* To co-ordinate, manage and review the calculation and execution of the monthly VAT return

Accounting & Taxation

* To prepare the R & D Tax credit workings on a quarterly basis

* To assist in the preparation of the monthly accounting entries for leases, stock option charges, goodwill

* To assist the Director of Accounting in the preparation of PSA calculations

* To monitor and report on HMRC Short Term Business Visitor Requirements

Finance Process Oversight

* To co-ordinate, manage and train users for the purchase ordering system Amici and expense system Expensify

* To ensure the procure to pay, accounts payable and travel expenses processes operate effectively and identify associated system and process developments to improve efficiency and control

* To ensure Accounting Team SOX testing and reporting requirements are fulfilled

* To be responsible for the implementation of ad hoc projects as considered necessary by the Director of Financial Accounting and Reporting

Education/Experience Required

* ACCA/CIMA/ACA/CPA minimum 1 years Post-qualified

* Familiarity and experience of reporting to IFRS and US GAAP Accounting standards

* Knowledge of SEC Filing requirements

* Ability to navigate ERP systems, such as Netsuite, SAP

* Ability to interact effectively at all levels and across diverse cultures

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