Accounting Partner

Burgess Hill
22 Jul 2021
11 Aug 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Are you an Accountant qualified in England and Wales with strong IFRS technical understanding and experience of internal control? Are you looking for a role in which your technical accounting expertise really matters? Does it excite you to play your part in doing now what patients need next?

If you have replied to these questions in the affirmative, we welcome you to apply for this exciting opportunity to join our Controlling and Contract Lifecycle team in the role of Accounting Partner.

Today, both patients and healthcare professionals benefit from the wide portfolio that Roche Diagnostics has to offer. This includes pioneering products, services and comprehensive solutions, all of which contribute towards enhancing patient outcomes thus increasing quality of life.

In this context, our Controlling and Contract Lifecycle team's primary focus is to ensure the integrity of our data and compliance to regulatory and statutory requirements, whilst actively contributing to a superior customer experience, through end to end contract management.

The role

Reporting to the Head of Controlling and Contract Lifecycle, you will protect the company from unmitigated financial risk and exposure, through the application of technical knowledge and management of a robust control framework and, whilst contributing positively to Financial performance through ensuring accurate accounting.

This role requires sound financial expertise, systematic thinking and an ability to collaborate with diverse teams in a complex organization.

Key activities include but are not limited to:
  • Partner with key stakeholders to proactively provide technical accounting expertise ensuring compliance to IFRS 
  • Partner with the Roche Service and Solutions (RSS) and Local Tax team on topics requiring local finance knowledge and input, including month end closing, internal and external audit
  • Support RSS with annual statutory accounts preparation for locally owned finance topics
  • Inventory Accounting 
  • Asset Accounting 
  • Calculation of local provisions
  • As Local Internal Control Owner, ensure an effective control environment exists through maintenance of local internal controls, documenting control evidence and testing
  • Owner of key balance sheet accounts (i.e. GRIR), ensuring ongoing reconciliation, remediation of discrepancies and regular status reporting 
  • Responsible for local controlling activity not conducted by the RSS

Who you are

You are a Qualified Accountant, educated to degree level or equivalent, with solid IFRS technical understanding. You have a good appreciation of business models in place within an organisation and how these are supported through contract management, internal processes and systems framework. You have strong working knowledge of internal control, with experience of implementing, maintaining and promoting a robust control environment. 


Other key skills/knowledge required:

  • Controlling: Experience of working in Accounting or Audit practice preferred, or in a Financial Accounting or Financial Controlling team in a similar industry
  • Technical Expertise: Prior exposure to statutory accounts and management of year end audit processes, drafting accounting papers to support accounting changes
  • Process Enhancements: Driving the continuous improvement of defined processes
  • Relationships: Building and maintaining strong relationships with senior internal and external stakeholders
  • Process: Good understanding of data, systems and of cross-functional Business Processes, notably Finance, Supply Chain, Commercial Finance, Procurement and Logistics.
  • Healthcare: Prior experience of healthcare industry (auditing or working directly within) is preferred 
  • Reporting: Ability to understand key financial principles around internal and external reporting
  • Numerical: Strong analytical and numerical ability - able to analyse and interpret data and evaluate data
  • Systems: Working knowledge of SAP FICO and SD modules would be advantageous

Investing in you

Roche Diagnostics UK & Ireland is in an exciting phase of growth, where the business is channeling its energy, focus, functions and processes towards enhancing customer and patient experience in the countries it operates in. As the medical diagnostics market-leader in UK & Ireland, the organisation recognises its responsibility to the healthcare system and will continue to remain agile in developing new ways of working, with a growth mindset. We have the courage and passion to keep challenging ourselves to improve what we do and the way we do it.

What this means for you is, not only a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, but also a recognised product training programme and continuous support to build on your knowledge, skills and potential, helping you prepare for the exciting opportunities for further career development.

All of which has ranked Roche number 1 in the Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work For in 2021.

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