Fixed Asset Supervisor (European languages)

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.

This role will supervise the team of F/A accountants in the EMEA FSSC organisation. This role is responsible for working collaboratively with the Record-to-Report Process Owner, the RTR General Accounting Manager, 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 position will also work with key financial and operations business partners to further optimize/enable business practices through the existing ERP ensuring all F/A transactions for entities covered by the EMEA FSSC organisations are captured and reported accurately and timely in the company’s financial statements in accordance to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

As a Fixed Asset Supervisor, 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 Centre (FSSC) organisation
  • Help to define, document and maintain process/procedures that support process standardisation /optimisation for the FA team.
  • Manage the daily activities of the FA 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 and close reporting..
  • Identify and resolve all issues for the Fixed Asset 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 Fixed Asset 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 Finance SSC experience in large multinational company with a high volume, performance driven environment. You will also have: 

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills for interacting with individual team contributors, business partners, and senior management.
  • Must have SAP experience.
  • Fluent (both orally and in writing) in English and another Major European Language
  • Strong knowledge of internal controls and US GAAP accounting required.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving background.
  • Strong process and project management skills.
  • Strong process redesign and/or efficiency
  • Innovative and able to think both analytically and conceptually.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required
  • A relevant qualification or accreditation with a professional body
  • Experience in a similar role within another large corporation
  • Experience with automating manual business processes.
  • Change Management experience ideal
  • 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.
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