Group Financial Accountant

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
23 Feb 2021
25 Feb 2021
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Asa global leader in the sale of research antibodies, Abcam is committed toserving life science researchers to achieve their mission, faster. We continueto identify the biological pathways of greatest interest to our consumers andcontinuously strive to provide products of the highest quality with increasedspecificity, reproducibility and sensitivity. At the same time, through investmentand acquisition, we are expanding into new markets, identifying newtechnologies and applications while moving into new geographic regions, therebydriving sustainable growth.

Abcamwas founded in 1998 and has been listed on AIM since 2005. Market capitalisation is around £3bn andrevenues for the last financial year ended 30 June 2020 were £260m.

Thebusiness continues to be strongly cash generative, and is putting that cash towork in both capital projects, to ensure the future scalability of the business,as well as investing further in the continued development of products andservices. Strategic goals include expansion in growth markets and investing inoperating capabilities to grow the business to £450 - £500m by 2023/24.

Aboutthe role

TheGroup Financial Accountant role is part of a team four who are responsible forthe monthly consolidation of the Group's results for management reportingpurposes and also the Group's consolidation and external reporting andtechnical accounting.

TheGroup has a secondary listing on Nasdaq and as a result the reportingobligations also include disclosures which are included in the required USfilings.

Role& Responsibilities
  • Support the Consolidation Manager indelivering the monthly group close process, ensuring timely subsidiarysubmissions and proactive post-month end follow-up of close issues, targetingcontinuous improvement.
  • Ownership of the group cash flowforecasting model
  • Production of financial information,including disclosures, to fulfil the Group's UK statutory reportingrequirements under IFRS and US filing requirements
  • Develop and maintain financialinformation pack for the group's investor relations team
  • Support with banking covenant reportingin relation to the group's revolving credit facility
  • Assisting the Group ConsolidationManager in investigation of technical accounting queries, including producingfirst draft accounting papers, and providing guidance to entity accountants ininterpretation of group accounting policies as required.
  • Contributing to the maintenance of theAbcam Group Accounting Policy manual and updating for evolving Group practiceand application of accounting standards
  • Ad hoc financial projects as requiredincluding input and research into technical accounting matters.

  • Recently qualified accountant ACA / ACCA / CIMA with financial reportingaccounting focus and background ideally with listed organisations.
  • Comfortable with technical accounting such as complex consolidations andmodelling as well as familiarity with accounting standard requirements
  • Sound understanding of IFRS
  • Knowledge of accounting best practices.
  • Diligent, inquisitive with sound analytical skills, but maintainingattention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Time management skills, demonstrating thoroughness and reliability.
  • Embracer of change.

  • Experience of Oracle
  • Awareness or exposure to US reporting advantageous
  • Ability to apply sound judgement to accounting situations / questions

If this sounds likeyou and you'd like to be a part of a fast-paced, growing business withthe vision to become the most influential company and best-loved brand inlife sciences, please apply now!

Pay and Benefits

In addition tocompetitive salaries, we offer an attractive and flexible benefits package(including our award-winning share scheme, 18 weeks full paid maternity leaveand 6 weeks full paid paternity leave), a culture focused on well-being andopportunities for growth and development, and a highly flexible workingenvironment.

What's more, as aWORK180 Endorsed Employer, we are recognized globally as an organization that'sdiverse, inclusive and supports women in the workplace.

About Us

An idea conceived in a University of Cambridgelaboratory in 1998, Abcam plc ( beganlife as an innovative and entrepreneurial start-up, spearheaded by like-mindedindividuals who shared a common purpose of providing the scientific communitywith quality antibody reagents, as well as trustworthy and up-to-dateinformation about their uses and limitations. Abcam has now grown to become aleading supplier of protein research tools to life scientists, whilst alwaysmaintaining the core collaborative values assumed at its inception.

Abcam now supportslife science researchers in their quest to understand the cause of disease andultimately offer improvements to diagnoses and treatments. To achievethis outcome, the company both develops and manufactures its ownproducts in specialist facilities across theglobe, and sources from over 400 partners, offering scientiststhe newest, most innovative and highest quality research tools availableglobally, regardless of source. With a customer base of research scientists whorequire high performance products with detailed technical specifications, 64%of global researchers use Abcam products.

Inclusion & Diversity

Abcam is an Equal Opportunity Employer andmakes all employment decisions without regard to age, national origin, race,ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteranstatus, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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