GL Accounting Manager

Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits
13 Oct 2016
13 Nov 2016
Bio-Rad .
Hays are excited to be working in partnership with Bio-Rad, since 1952 Bio-Rad laboratories have been advancing scientific discovery by manufacturing and distributing a broad range of products for the life sciences, research and clinical diagnostics market. Due to experiencing significant growth they are opening a new Shared Service Centre in Watford next to Watford Junction in January 2017.

Bio-Rad are looking for an RTR General Ledger Accounting Manager who speaks a major European language. You will be responsible for working collaboratively with the Record-to-Report Process Owner, the RTR Inter-company Manager and the Payroll Manager in developing and sustaining business practices and/or procedures for the Record-to-Report process stream in the EMEA Finance Shared Services Centre (FSSC) organisation.

This individual will also work with key financial and operations business partners to further optimize/enable business practices through the existing ERP ensuring all general ledger related accounting transactions are captured and reported accurately and timely in the company’s financial statements in accordance to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

As an RTR General Ledger Accounting Manager, you will: 

  • Work with Record-to-Report Process Owner in the Accounting Shared Services Organisation, the ERP solutions team and the business partners to continue to drive process efficiencies through further automation in the EMEA Finance Shared Services Center (FSSC) organisation
  • Help to define, document and maintain process/procedures that support process standardisation /optimisation for the Record-to-Report team.
  • Manage the daily activities of the Record-to-Report team ensuring that accounting transactions are processed timely which includes but is not limited to general ledger system maintenance, account reconciliations, fixed asset and reagent rental accounting, close and consolidations reporting..
  • Identify and resolve all issues for the GL Accounting team timely in an effort to prevent any reporting inconsistencies in the general ledger from reporting period to reporting period.
  • Coordinate the financial statement close cycle and operational accounting functions in order to ensure accurate and timely capture and recording of all accounting transactions in the appropriate period.
  • Responsible for insuring that the GL Accounting team deliverables are compliant with applicable Corporate Policies and Procedures, as well as, provide audit support to external / internal audit teams timely.
  • Preparation of monthly KPI metrics and other analyses that allow for continuous monitoring of the Invoice Processing team’s progress accurately and timely.
You will have:
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills for interacting with individual team contributors, business partners, and senior management.
  • SAP experience.
  • Strong knowledge of internal controls and US GAAP accounting required.
  • Analytical and problem solving background.
  • Process and project management skills.
  • Process redesign and/or efficiency
  • Innovative and able to think both analytically and conceptually.
  • Fluent (orally and in writing) in English and another Major European Language
  • A relevant qualification or accreditation with a professional body
  • MBA highly desirable.
  • Progressive experience and experience dealing with processes and data related to transactional processing in the area of Record-to-Report. One or more years of leadership experience included is a must.
  • Extensive Record-to-Report process knowledge and US GAAP technical expertise
  • Finance SSC Experience in large multinational company with a high volume, performance driven environment
  • Experience with leading projects to further automate manual business processes.
  • Change Management experience
  • International management experience
  • Managerial skills / experience leading multinational teams
This is an exciting time to join Bio-Rad who offer a world of career opportunities and will provide you with the training and development you need to succeed in your career. In return they are offering a competitive salary and benefits package. 

For more information about the role and organisation please visit their dedicated recruitment website or please apply now with an up to date CV.