Director- Group Financial Reporting

7 days left

Cambridge, United Kingdom
10 Feb 2021
12 Mar 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Job Title: Director - Group Financial Reporting

Location: Cambridge, UK

About the role

This newly created, key finance leadership role will be responsible for owning Abcam's Entity Accounting and External Reporting following our recent secondary listing on NASDAQ. Overseeing an international team across UK, Asia and US, you will work closely peers leading Tax and Treasury, Control and Transaction processing and Investor Relations as part of a wider finance team at the forefront of the Groups' ambitious organic and non-organic growth strategy.

Roles & responsibilities:
  • Oversee the Group Consolidation team in preparation of Annual and Interim financial statements across both US and UK reporting frameworks
  • Lead the UK, China, Hong Kong, Japanese and US accounting functions and delivering to the highest standards
  • Ensuring compliance and integrity of all IFRS, UK/US GAAP, government accounting regulatory requirements for Abcam globally to include chairing the Abcam Technical Accounting Group and owning related policies
  • Identifying areas of opportunity to simplify process, automate and use technology to allow the team to be more effective and efficient
  • Be the primary point of contact for the external auditors facilitating a smooth and efficient process at all times

About you

The ideal candidate will be strong financial leader with a track record of technical excellence gained in a US publicly traded, complex, global products & services company or have gained similar experience through a global accounting firm. Life Sciences, Technology or Retail industry experience is preferred. The successful candidate will be diligent, inquisitive, show attention to detail, hardworking, and be a great communicator. The ability to see the big picture and manage an extensive and remote team through change and continuous improvement will also be vital.

If this sounds like you and you'd like to be a part of a fast paced, growing business with the vision to become the most influential company and best-loved brand in life sciences please apply now!

Pay and Benefits

In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an attractive and flexible benefits package including our award-winning share scheme, 18 weeks full pay maternity leave and 6 weeks full paid paternity leave. A culture focused on well-being and opportunities for growth and development, and a highly flexible working environment. What's more, as a WORK180 Endorsed Employer, we are recognized globally as an organization that's diverse, inclusive and supports women in the workplace.

About Us

An idea conceived in a University of Cambridge laboratory in 1998, Abcam plc ( began life as an innovative and entrepreneurial start-up, spearheaded by like-minded individuals who shared a common purpose of providing the scientific community with quality antibody reagents, as well as trustworthy and up-to-date information about their uses and limitations. Abcam has now grown to become a leading supplier of protein research tools to life scientists, whilst always maintaining the core collaborative values assumed at its inception.

Abcam now supports life science researchers in their quest to understand the cause of disease and ultimately offer improvements to diagnoses and treatments. To achieve this outcome, the company both develops and manufactures its own products in specialist facilities across the globe, and sources from over 400 partners, offering scientists the newest, most innovative and highest quality research tools available globally, regardless of source. With a customer base of research scientists who require high performance products with detailed technical specifications, 64% of global researchers use Abcam products.

Inclusion & Diversity

Abcam is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to age, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.