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UK & Ire Accounting Manager

UK & Ire Accounting Manager

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    Accounting and Finance

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  • Salary:

    £55000 - £67000.00 per annum + Car allowance / bonus

  • Contact:

    Rob Anderson

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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UK&I Accounting and Tax Manager

As a leading global pharmaceutical client, this is an opportunity within a high prestige, corporate client at the cutting edge of innovation.

An inclusive culture which encourages ownership, growth and well-being.


Reporting to the CFO, this role is a key position within the local affiliate finance team, responsible for driving the highest standards of internal and external financial reporting, controls and compliance for both our UK and Irish legal entities.

The UK is a material component of the Listed Group with multiple reporting streams including Manufacturing, IT, Quality, Regulatory, Regional commercial functions and the Commercial sales and marketing division. The Irish legal entity holds a unique status as a largely intercompany operation holding inventory in many European countries requiring tax and transfer pricing expertise.

The Company is soon to integrate its ERP systems and consolidate its reporting. This is a unique opportunity to streamline internal financial reporting processes but also significantly expands the complexities in our Irish legal entity.

The role requires a candidate with a strong track record of financial reporting and an experience of managing day to day UK business taxes including VAT, corporation tax and payroll taxation. The successful candidate will demonstrate a results driven mindset with an approach to continuously seek improvement, efficiency and accuracy of process and can collaborate effectively within the team, cross functionally and with key stakeholders in our corporate finance functions and shared service centres.

Key Responsibilities & Deliverables:

Process Expertise and Business Partnership

  • Provide thorough ownership for all aspects of the local Financial Statements (US GAAP and Local GAAP) through adherence to global financial reporting policies and accountability for general accounting processes executed locally.
  • Act as key subject matter expert on Local GAAP policy/procedures interpretation.
  • Drive for results and ensure best practices are in place to achieve highest standards within daily operations.
  • Influence and coordinate the integration of local, regional and corporate initiatives.


  • Demonstrate a strong compliance oriented mindset & help to build a strong compliance culture.
  • Awareness of all applicable financial/taxation standards, process documentation & training materials to ensure compliant execution of daily operations.
  • Ensure ownership for all applicable SOx & Operational controls as well as broader oversight for all controls that influence the Financial Statements.
  • Engage with External/Internal Audit/Taxation authorities to ensure full ownership and excellence in all Group/Statutory/Internal/Taxation/Regulatory audits.

Routine activities


  • The day to day relationship owner with the Company's tax advisors and responsibility for Quarterly and year end income tax reporting for internal reporting
  • Responsible for local tax compliance activities and management of associated of payments.
  • Provide transfer pricing support and own the implementation of local transfer pricing policies
  • Maintain a robust system of controls relating to all aspects of company taxation and assisting with the finalization of Tax Statements and sign off.
  • Responsible for managing relationship with tax authorities and and tax advisors.

Financial Reporting

  • Oversight of preparation and review of statutory accounts
  • Collaboration with shared service centre and other internal stakeholders in the monthly US GAAP accounting and reporting
  • Preparation of monthly functional income statement, coordinating reviews with functional finance teams and providing variance commentary for the trial balance package
  • Primary relationship owner with external auditors
  • Provision of technical accounting/ controls advice to business/ other functions


  • Conduct review and approval of cash flow forecasts
  • Partner with global treasury to support local banking and BACS operations


  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent
  • Chartered Accountant or equivalent preferred
  • Proven analytical, problem solving, and communication skills
  • Proven compliance orientation based on prior operational business roles
  • Ability to work in local/regional/global team environment and communicate effectively with both internal business partners of all levels & disciplines as well as external stakeholders such as auditors and tax authorities
  • Ability to travel globally as required
  • Fluency in English language

Additional Skills / Preferences:

  • Accounting and tax experience in Multinational Companies or equivalent Big 4 accounting experience
  • SAP experience beneficial
  • Knowledge of US GAAP
  • Extensive local Financial reporting and Tax experience



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