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Financial Accountant 29800

  • Job reference: 931183
  • Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Finance, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 22/06/2020

Orion Group Life Sciences have an exciting opportunity for a Financial Accountant for our Multinational Pharmaceutical client based in the Cambridge area on an initial 12-month contract.

Job Purpose

Working as part of a team of finance professionals and reporting to the Finance Senior Manager, this role is key to ensuring a robust control environment around significant sales rebates. It is a hands-on role covering our UK and Ireland entities which has been newly created due to the growth in our business and will ensure timely and accurate accruals and rebate payments.

Main Responsibilities of the role

  • Ensure the adequacy of rebate accrual balances through monthly reporting, reconciliation and analysis
    * Ensure the accuracy of sales reporting by monitoring daily sales reporting and maintaining manual sales accruals
    * Close collaboration with our Commercial Team to ensure the commercial agreements are accurately reflected within sales rebate accrual programs in the VISTEX contracts and pricing system
    * Reporting, analysis and testing to support quarterly Sarbanes-Oxley sign offs and internal controls
    * Maintain documentation to facilitate subsequent internal and external audit
    Operational responsibilities
    * Process and validate customer rebate claims using our VISTEX contracts and pricing system
    * Troubleshoot and resolve queries with rebate claims through prompt communication with our Commercial Team and directly with our customers
    * Submission of quarterly government sales rebate returns

Desired Experience and Background of the successful candidate

  • Qualified or part qualified accountant
    * Highly numerate and analytical with excellent attention to detail
    * Excellent IT skills, including a high level of Excel proficiency and experience of using ERP and reporting tools
    * Demonstrated successful experience in working in a demanding, high performance work environment and ability to work under pressure or to tight timelines
    Preferred Qualifications
    * Experience of processing and accounting for sales rebates
    * Experience with SAP, VISTEX, Business Objects (BOBJ)
    * Pharmaceutical industry experience an advantage

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For more information on this role, call Kate O' Sullivan on +44 (0) 2039 944702 or email for a completely confidential chat about this role and other opportunities using the reference number: 931183

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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.