Finance Business Partner (18 month FTC)

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Finance Business Partner to join our fast-paced and dynamic team for an 18 month contract.

The post holder will be part of the ERP implementation team and will pivot with the costing and valuation team as Abcam implements and integrates Oracle and improves its Inventory Valuation, Gross Margin analysis systems.

Role & Responsibilities:
  • Support and partner the development and implementation of a new ERP system. This includes supporting design implementation, testing, cutover, data migration and post go-live support.
  • Ensure that relevant controls are in place to maintain accurate inventory and cost of sales data across multiple systems. This includes SOX compliance readiness.
  • Creation of controls and policies.
  • Partnering the Manufacturing and Supply Chain teams on creation and reporting of KPIS.
  • Day to day interaction with senior leadership providing support.

About you:

You will have extensive experience in Audit, Costing, Product Margin Analysis, Project Management and New Systems Implementations. You will be an outstanding communicator, comfortable operating in the detail, but with the ability to understand the big picture, you will be central to the development and roll out of key improvements to our global costing systems. Advanced MS Excel experience is essential in this role.

The work load is diverse and time pressured, so you will be a "right first time" type of person, comfortable keeping plates spinning whilst always delivering on time and to a high standard, with the confidence and organisation skills to lead on projects in a structured way. Constantly striving for improvement, you will challenge the status quo and look for innovative and creative ways to solve problems and improve processes. A fully Qualified Accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA) ideally with experience in an accounting practice along with experience in Oracle or similar ERP System (such as SAP) would be desirable.

There is a reasonable expectation of overseas travel (conditions permitting) to work with our overseas teams as part of the ERP implementation.

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

Pay and Benefits

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

What's more, as a WORK180 Endorsed Employer, we are recognized globally as an organization that's diverse, inclusive and supports women in the workplace.

About Us

An idea conceived in a University of Cambridge laboratory in 1998, Abcam plc ( began life as an innovative and entrepreneurial start-up, spearheaded by like-minded individuals who shared a common purpose of providing the scientific community with quality antibody reagents, as well as trustworthy and up-to-date information about their uses and limitations. Abcam has now grown to become a leading supplier of protein research tools to life scientists, whilst always maintaining the core collaborative values assumed at its inception.

Abcam now supports life science researchers in their quest to understand the cause of disease and ultimately offer improvements to diagnoses and treatments. To achieve this outcome, the company both develops and manufactures its own products in specialist facilities across the globe, and sources from over 400 partners, offering scientists the newest, most innovative and highest quality research tools available globally, regardless of source. With a customer base of research scientists who require high performance products with detailed technical specifications, 64% of global researchers use Abcam products.

Inclusion & Diversity

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

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