AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

A high performing team, we are united and motivated by our shared purpose – to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. We come to work each day to make a difference – to patients, society and our company.

Here you will experience a fast paced and agile environment as we continue to support the business on a journey of evolution and growth, driven by new, exciting technology and digital innovations. It’s challenging and sometimes demanding, and that’s why we love it.

AstraZeneca’s Group Financial Reporting function is continuing its transformation journey with the objective of delivering excellence in financial reporting and control. As this strategy continues to drive the effectiveness and performance of the business, to the benefit of millions of patients worldwide, best in class finance reporting and leadership becomes ever more important.

We are currently seeking a Group Financial Accountant to join our Group Financial Reporting (GFR) team and help to deliver the financial reporting for AstraZeneca UK Ltd ensuring that monthly Group reporting requirements are fully in line with IFRS and AZ Accounting Principles, as well as supporting tax and local GAAP requirements.

This is an exceptional opportunity to gain experience and advance your career as part of a small but diverse external reporting team in a FTSE 100 company.

Reporting to the UK Hub Financial Controller, your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Participate in the month-end close reporting

  • Monitoring and managing the accuracy of the accounting records for AstraZeneca UK Hub

  • Reviewing the monthly reporting of results into the Group consolidation and review a number of Balance sheet account reconciliations.

  • Support the external audit activities ensuring deliverables are provided in line with agreed timelines. Work with key Finance groups including the AstraZeneca Finance Shared Service Organisation to ensure close processes are delivered in line with global close calendar

  • Support the delivery of process improvements and Finance Transformation activities for the UK Hub.

  • Support on operation of Financial controls including SOx

  • Participate in the preparation of the AstraZeneca Group Annual Report

  • Supporting global finance projects

Essential skills and experience

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)

  • Good understanding of IFRS and UK GAAP requirements

  • Be able to demonstrate strong technical and analytical accounting skills

  • Problem solving skills

  • Focus on delivery and ability to work under pressure

  • Strong skills in Excel

  • External auditor liaison.

Desirable skills / experience

  • Working with SAP and Oracle HFM

  • Financial controls (SOX)

  • Working with outsourced providers

Opening date: 24.2.2022

Closing date: 10.3.2022

Competitive salary and benefits apply

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