Senior Accountant

Thermo Fisher
Paisley, Renfrewshire, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
18 Jan 2023
17 Feb 2023
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Job Description

The job: Senior Accountant

We have an excellent opportunity for an ambitious Accountant to join our team based in Paisley. This is an exciting opportunity to work in an expanding European finance team in an organisation considered a global leader in its field which offers great career support, development and opportunities.

The centre provides financial controllership in the region across various Thermo Fisher Scientific groups, including Life Sciences Solutions, Special Diagnostics and Laboratory Products. Currently we are responsible a large number of entities reporting a total of $2 Billion of revenue per year.

What will you do?
  • Understanding the financials and the picture they paint of the business
  • Providing analysis and commentaries of monthly performance
  • Ensuring the timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of monthly closing activities
  • Preparing accounting entries
  • Performing balance sheet account reconciliations - researching and resolving any reconciling items on a monthly basis
  • Management reporting to Corporate through Hyperion
  • Working cross functionally with the other finance and non-finance teams based both on site and remotely
  • Preparing and submitting of government and other agency returns
  • Ensuring compliance with Corporate Accounting policies, procedures and controls (Sarbanes-Oxley Act)

Who we are looking for:
  • Fully Qualified Accountant/Qualified by Experience
  • Experience of month end reporting, management accounting, balance sheet reconciliations
  • Prior exposure to statutory accounts, tax & VAT returns would be advantageous
  • Ability to prioritise and follow through in a fast-paced, multitask environment
  • Ability to work well under time constraints
  • Proficient in MS Excel
  • Working knowledge of ERPs (SAP) (Desired but not essential)

What's in it for you:
  • Competitive salary and access to our employee 'my flexible benefits' plan.
  • Option to select Private Healthcare (Company funded).
  • Critical Illness cover and Life assurance as standard.
  • Personalised Career development plan.

About us:

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

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 or the development and manufacture of life-changing therapies, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 100,000 colleagues delivers 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

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Thermo Fisher Scientific

is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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