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Company Information

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Our four premier brands – Life Technologies, Thermo Scientific, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support.
For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com
All of our employees share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement. Our ability to grow year after year is driven by our ability to attract, develop and retain world-class people who will thrive in our environment and share in our desire to improve mankind by enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Job Description

Job Title: Audit & Compliance Specialist
Reports To: Finance Director Accounting
Group/Division: CCG - RSD
Career Band: 7
Job Track: Professional
Position Location: Any RSD Europe location

Position Summary
The Audit and Compliance Specialist will be responsible for establishing controls and conducting Balance Sheet reviews to ensure compliance with Corporate, statutory or tax requirements in the RSD European entities.
Taking an unbiased view they are responsible for identifying areas of non-compliance and risk and proposing process improvements within the RSD entities. The postholder will work closely with the System and Training Specialist to implement training and process changes when needed.
Project, collaboration and stakeholder management skills are required to enable them to support new project implementation within Finance

Key Responsibilities:
  1. Audit & risk Management
  • Establish an audit cycle to effectively ensure that the controls in place are fit for purpose and that balance review processes are legally compliant
  • Provide risk-based audit reports to senior management team as required
  • Responsible for conducting balance sheet reviews within Finance team to ensure adherence to internal processes and SOX compliance.
  • Ensure that the accounting and reporting structures & processes in the different countries are in accordance with statutory, tax or legal requirements and propose remediation in cases of non-compliance

  1. Process Improvement
  • Recommend process/systems improvements based on audit findings and organisational risk, partnering with Finance colleagues especially Finance Systems & Training Specialist, to ensure appropriate implementation and training
  • Ensure there is an appropriate and harmonized expenditures requisition process in place for fixed asset/investment requisitions
  • Use broad organizational knowledge to anticipate areas of conflict with any process or process change & work collaboratively with the System and training specialist or other stakeholders (including outside of Finance) to make appropriate changes that take account of other functions
  1. Project & systems support
  • Play a key role in supporting other colleagues in any systems/project implementation
  • Use expert skills to pull relevant reports/data gathering when needed
  • Partner with relevant project teams on finance-related changes and implementation
  1. Tax Compliance process remediation
  • Make sure that there is Service Level Agreement in place for European recharge between countries within RSD Europe
  • Develop effective documentation relating to Transfer Price with Tax in accordance with European requirements
  • Recommend solutions and remediation for any tax compliance issues

Other responsibilities:
  • Work collaboratively with key stakeholders, expertly managing internal and relevant external relationships
  • Any other duties commensurate with the job profile
  • Ad hoc survey or reports related to Finance processes

  • ACCA or BA in Finance
  • Significant experience in an accounting or audit role at a senior level
  • Demonstrable experience in process improvements and PPI methods
  • Experienced & able to demonstrate effective project management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent influencing skills
  • Considered a ‘role model leader’
  • Team player
  • Based in any RSD Europe location – able to travel 30%
  • Fluent English

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