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Thermo Fisher Scientific External Reporting Accountant in Paisley, United Kingdom

The job: External Reporting Accountant

Thermo Fisher Scientific has an exciting opportunity within the External Reporting team as an External Reporting Accountant. The role is part of the continued expansion of the EMEA Finance Centre of Excellence (COE), with the successful candidate being a key member of the External Reporting team, managing a defined population of legal entities which serve a number of Thermo Fisher Scientific business divisions (AIG/SDG/LPD).

The successful candidate will be a key point of contact within the team, with excellent stakeholder management skills and the ability to effectively manage and prioritize deliverables in a fast paced, often changing, environment. Experience of statutory accounting/external audit, along with the ability to apply accounting principles, is essential for this role.

What will you do?

  • Preparation of statutory financial statements for a number of European legal entities.

  • Lead the completion of a number of statutory audits reported through the COE team ensuring adherence to the external reporting timetable.

  • Ensure clear communication maintained with external auditors throughout the audit process.

  • Preparation of annual board packs and report financial performance to stakeholders.

  • Engage with external advisers to ensure corporation tax returns are completed, reviewed and filed on time.

  • Point of contact for technical accounting matters.

  • Manage engagement with external advisers for your remit.

  • Work with the wider team on PPI (process improvements).

  • Complete/coordinate local statistical reporting requirements set by authorities.

Who we are looking for:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent with a professional accounting qualification (CA, ACCA or CIMA).

  • Proactive problem solver with a focus on delivering high quality output within strict deadlines.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills.

  • Demonstrates highest level of integrity, trust and strong compliance orientation.

  • Ability to work effectively within a wider international team.

  • Proficient user of MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

What’s in it for you:

  • Attractive salary and benefits package.

  • Personalized career development plan with opportunities to grow your career.

  • On-site car parking.

About us:

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $35 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 90,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit .

With Thermo Fisher Scientic, it’s not just a career. It’s a chance to realise your best – professionally and personally.

Apply today!

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.