Manager Accounting EMEA

Thermo Fisher
Paisley, Renfrewshire, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
26 Nov 2021
17 Dec 2021
Job role
Experience level
Manager - Accounting EMEA for Life Sciences Solutions Group (LSG

What will you do?

You will have responsibilities related to the following areas:
  • Monthly closing of the accounting ledgers in line with the financial close schedule
  • Oversight of the work performed by the accounting teams supporting LSG in EMEA
  • Act as Accounting partner for the business on projects like integration of acquisitions, introduction of new policies, revenue recognition
  • Work with the Global Accounting team on projects and solutions from an EMEA perspective
  • Support and develop the deployment of new tools that will be introduced to the company and will support the Accounting function going forward
  • Technical accounting research of complex issues to ensure accurate accounting treatment
  • Ensure that the accounting is being performed following company procedures, financial close schedules, and in accordance with US GAAP and SOX
  • Identify and drive process improvement initiatives

You will work closely with the regional accounting teams, the accounting shared service centers, the corporate accounting team and the LSG FP&A groups. This role will report to the LSG EMEA Director of Accounting - and will be a key member of the EMEA Controllership leadership team.

How will you get here

Next to the attributes listed below, we are looking for an enthusiastic person who likes to connect with people! Acting as go-to person able to support accounting teams across the region will ensure you leave your mark!
  • You have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and preferably a chartered accountant
  • You have 6+ years of progressive accounting/finance experience with some management experience preferred (combination of public accounting and industry experience preferred)
  • You possess a solid understanding of U.S. GAAP with proven advanced accounting and technical skills
  • You have prior experience working with financial software such as SAP, JD Edwards Enterprise One, Hyperion Financial Management and Hyperion Enterprise
  • You have effective written and oral communication skills
  • You can thrive in a large, matrixed, international organization and have the ability to work cross-functionally with individuals and teams
  • You keep an eye toward continuous improvement with a successful track record of optimizing processes
  • You can prioritize multiple projects and complete them successfully
  • You enjoy working in a fast paced and evolving environment

What's in it for you

You are part of a team covering a large and region interacting with all parts of the global finance organization, you will quickly gain understanding of our Finance eco-system. Through project work, you will interact with business partners also outside of finance which will make you a valued partner. You will join a team and role where your input will be welcomed to further build the organization and function. As a company and team we offer development opportunities in role and outside to set you up for a phenomenal future within the organization. Our culture strengthens our business. We believe that a positive working environment and sense of belonging is built on empowerment, trust, continuous improvement and inclusion. With our Mission, Vision and Values as our foundation, we encourage our colleagues to help shape and cultivate our culture through active participation in programs crafted to elevate the colleague experience and champion a sense of belonging for all.

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