Senior External Reporting Accountant

Thermo Fisher
Paisley, Renfrewshire, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
20 Jan 2022
25 Jan 2022
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant
The job: Senior External Reporting Accountant

Thermo Fisher Scientific has an exciting opportunity within the Corporate Reporting team as an External Reporting Accountant. The role is part of the continued expansion of the EMEA Finance Centre of Excellence (COE), with the successful candidate being a key team member, managing a defined population of legal entities which serve a range of Thermo Fisher Scientific business divisions.

The successful candidate will be a key point of contact within the team, with excellent stakeholder management skills and the ability to effectively manage and prioritize deliverables in a fast paced, often changing, environment! Experience of statutory accounting/external audit, along with the knowledge to be able apply accounting principles, is essential for this role.

What will you do?

  • Preparation of the statutory financial statements and leading the completion of the statutory audit for a range of UK legal entities, ensuring adherence to the external reporting timetable.
  • Maintain clear communication with external auditors throughout the audit process.
  • Preparation of annual board packs and report financial performance to stakeholders.
  • Run engagement with external advisers to ensure corporation tax returns are completed, reviewed and filed on time.
  • Coordinate and track statutory process for UK entities outside the Corporate Reporting team.
  • Preparation of central procedures reporting for statutory audit purposes.
  • Lead and own any tax audits that may be imposed by the tax authorities.
  • Point of contact for technical accounting matters.
  • Monthly USGAAP reporting
  • Complete/coordinate local statistical reporting requirements set by authorities.
  • Play a key part in creating processes that are scalable to support a global strategic model.
  • Work with the wider team on PPI (process improvements).

Who we are looking for:
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent with a professional accounting qualification (CA, ACCA or CIMA).
  • Proactive problem solver with a focus on delivering high quality output within strict deadlines.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills.
  • Demonstrates the highest level of integrity, trust and strong compliance orientation.
  • Ability to work effectively within a wider international team.
  • Proficient user of MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)

What's in it for you:
  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Personalized career development and progression plan.
  • Onsite Car Parking.
  • Subsidized onsite gym.

About us:

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue of approximately $40 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, increasing productivity in their laboratories,improving patient health through diagnostics orthedevelopment andmanufacture of life-changing therapies, we are here to support them. Our global teamofmore than 100,000colleaguesdelivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services, Patheon and PPD. For more information, please visit

With Thermo Fisher Scientic, it's not just a career. It's a chance to realise your best - professionally and personally.

Apply today!

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