Our client, a leading multinational pharmaceutical company, are seeking to recruit an Accounting Operations Lead to join their team located in City West. You will ensure that Affiliate/Legal entity financial records are prepared in accordance with all statutory, regulatory and group reporting requirements. You will ensure that there is a strong control environment over the relevant accounting/finance processes and that relevant controls are effective and evidenced.



  • Lead accounting, reporting and controlling activities, co-ordinating the activities to ensure timely and accurate financial statements.

· Support Commercial Finance Lead in projects and ad hoc requests.

· Support ERTT on tax related matters, transfer pricing, financial consolidation, audits, improving control framework.

· Oversee and be accountable for financial statements and group reporting requirements.

· Accountability for reporting to Group Reporting and Consolidation team and Central GBS function including analytical reviews and Balance Sheet Assurance.

· Ensure business processes controls are operated effectively.

· Ensure Finance Authorisation rules are effectively applied within the Affiliate.

· Ensure adherence to company policies relating to healthcare compliance standards and interactions with Healthcare Professionals (HCPs), Healthcare Organisations (HCOs) and Patient Organisations (POs).

· Ensure adherence to company policies relating to Finance Controls and Compliance standards.

· Primary contact point for external auditors in review of quarterly closings, documentation for accounting procedures and accruals.

· Prepare reports and analysis to support tax and statutory filings.

· Coordinate with EMEA tax department to ensure compliance to regulations/ standards around tax related matters.

· Manage transfer pricing / intercompany recharges / Supply price adjustment processes within the Affiliate.

· Maintain supporting evidence of control operation for audit purposes.

· Drive financial close and preparation of accurate financials working closely with Global Business Services (internal /BPO).

· Ensure process for collecting relevant information and generating journal requests and supporting documentation is in place (e.g. Prepayments, Accruals, Reclassification); and ensure this is correctly posted by Finance SSC/ BPO.

· Review and sign-off of various accounts, reconciliations, intercompany recharges and work which is performed by Global Business Service.

· Support business partners on complex transaction accounting (rebates, provisions).

· Responsible for computing or reviewing various provisions.

· Review and approve journal entries and calculations entered by the Assistant Finance Controller/ Accountants.

  • Other such duties as may be reasonably required by the business




• BA/BS in Accounting or Finance

• ACA / or ACCA / or CPA and / or equivalent accounting qualification

• Experience in Pharma industry

• Experience with Excel and PowerPoint

• Solid working knowledge of accounting and internal control standards

• Solid experience with ERP systems

• Experienced communication skills with various management levels

• Solid financial analysis skills

• Experienced organisational and project management skills

• Experienced teamwork and partnering behaviours




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