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Senior Accounting Associate 30409

  • Job reference: 933647
  • Location: Breda, North Brabant
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Finance, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 22/01/2021

Orion Group Life Sciences are looking for a Senior Accounting Associate for our Multinational Biotechnology client based in the Breda area on an initial 12 month contract with the potential to extend.


Main Responsibilities of the role

  • Performs day-to day accounting activities related to US GAAP (review and post journal entries/payroll accounting/VAT/prepaid and accruals).
  • Performs Balance Sheet reviews, reviewing account reconciliation's in liaison with outsources partners/Finance and Administration team at European affiliate
  • Supports the preparation of close packages (including variance analysis),
  • Performs control validations and testing (IICC/SOX).
  • Supports sales accounting/cost accounting for the global accounting functions
  • Coordination/oversight accounting activities performed by our outsource Partners.
  • Ensures actual data in SAP and various reporting systems is accurate
  • Technical guidance on accounting matters
  • Communicates/Coordinates with Finance and Administration team at European affiliate relating US GAAP vs Local GAAP
  • Provides support for expansion activities/new product launches
  • Create and track financial metrics as part of dashboard for management
  • Provide ad hoc support to the Finance Director and flag all opportunities and challenges.
  • Keep track of effectiveness of SLA's, process maps and SOPs, monitors between the various Finance functions
  • Provide back up when colleagues are not available.

Desired Experience and Background of the successful candidate

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance or a related field of study
  • Fluency in English (both verbal and written) is a must.
  • Typically 3+ years of related professional experience
  • Demonstrated excellence of technical knowledge of accounting (US GAAP), accounting systems/processes.
  • Demonstrates a high level of analytical skills and the ability to solve complex problems.
  • Excellent computer skills in the Microsoft Office environment.
  • Basic knowledge of European VAT system
  • Experience with SAP/other ERP system is a +

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
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.