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General Ledger Accountant – DACH Region

Thermo Fisher Scientific has an excellent opportunity for an ambitious qualified or part qualified accountant to join their Finance Shared Service Centre based in Paisley. This is an exciting opportunity to work in an expanding centre of excellence in an organisation considered a global leader in it’s field.

Position Summary:

The successful candidate will be the accountant for the entities in Austria and Switzerland of the Life Sciences Group of Thermo Fisher Scientific. They will be a highly motivated and detail oriented individual with excellent communication, computer and organisational skills. The candidate must be high-driven and have the ability to prioritise and follow through in a fast-paced environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of monthly close activities
  • Prepare and evaluate accounting entries for completeness and accuracy purposes
  • Review general ledger activity, researching and correcting account discrepancies
  • Perform balance sheet account reconciliations, including general ledger accounts and sub-ledger accounts
  • Management reporting to Corporate through Hyperion
  • Assist in the preparation of Statutory Accounts
  • Preparation and submission of government and other agency returns, including but not limited to Tax returns and government statistics returns
  • Ensure compliance with Corporate Accounting policies, procedures and controls
  • Support requests from external and internal auditors as well as various groups companywide
  • Complete ad-hoc projects as requested

Skills Required:

  • Accuracy is required in performing all aspects of the role
  • Proactivity to drive continuous improvement
  • Excellent communication skills to interact at various levels inside and outside the organisation
  • Proficient in MS Excel
  • Working knowledge of ERP (SAP/E1) (Desired but not essential)
  • Working knowledge of Hyperion (Desired but not essential)

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications: - including Education & Professional Qualification

  • Professionally Part-qualified, or, Several years’ experience at this level working in a similar large corporate environment

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