Senior General Ledger Accountant [FTC]

Start date
12 Nov 2022
Closing date
12 Dec 2022

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Finance / Administration, Finance
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
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Job Details

Essential Function

To proactively take responsibility for all aspects of financial accounting and reporting, bring active support to the GL Managers and Controllers, to execute all aspects of financial accounting and reporting ensuring the correct recording of all assets & liabilities and costs & revenues and maintaining a complete set of records to comply with both internal and statutory reporting requirements.

Key Accountabilities
  • Prepares and maintains GL monthly journal entries with sufficient support documentations providing a clear audit trail.
  • Ensures all balance sheet accounts are reconciled and analyzed on a monthly basis.
  • Perform fluctuation analysis on assigned accounts; research, resolve and document variances.
  • Manage the timely review of disputed and clearing accounts and work collaboratively with the cross function team for resolution.
  • Manage the closing checklist for specific legal entities.
  • Coordinate with the cross-functional team to complete the monthly intercompany account reconciliations and revaluations; maintains intercompany accruals when needed.
  • Coordinates monthly, quarterly, and annual closing activities with the business units and the cross-functional teams.
  • Prepares monthly reports, quarterly and year end packages.
  • Instruct and work closely with Local Finance Specialists and local Accounting Agency.
  • Prepares the Monthly P&L / Balance Sheet review presentations for legal entities and presents them to senior management.
  • Liaises with Auditors at year end and prepares the quarterly and year end audit files.
  • Evaluate current processes and internal controls; make and implement recommendations for improvement.
  • Responsible for the preparation of Statutory Accounts.
  • Prepares the reconciliation of US GAAP to local GAAP on the regular basis (if applicable).
  • Prepares monthly tax packages.
  • Collects required information with regard to tax returns.
  • Responsible for the preparation of business tax returns.
  • Has working knowledge of key SOX controls, Sunshine Act and The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and adheres to these.
  • Directs and reviews the work of GL Accountants and Senior Corporate Finance Specialist.
  • Build a positive, results orientated work environment, building partnerships and modeling teamwork, communicating to the team in an open, balanced and objective manner.
  • Support with Continuous Process Improvement Projects.

  • Experience from working in an international environment.
  • Experience with multi-currency transactions.
  • Strong accounting skills; understanding of accounting principles and concepts.
  • Excellent quantitative, analytical, and organizational skills required.
  • Articulates ideas and conveys information effectively in both individual and group situations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Client focused approach to work (internal and external).
  • A flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learning.
  • Willingness to work in a matrix environment and to value the importance of teamwork.

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business or equivalent/relevant experience.
  • ACA, ACCA, CPA qualification, or equivalent.


Parexel International Corporation is a leading global biopharmaceutical services organization, providing a broad range of knowledge-based contract research, consulting, and medical communications services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Committed to providing solutions that expedite time-to-market and peak-market penetration, Parexel has developed significant expertise across the development and commercialization continuum, from drug development and regulatory consulting to clinical pharmacology, clinical trials management, medical education and reimbursement. Parexel Informatics, Inc., a subsidiary of Parexel, provides advanced technology solutions, including medical imaging, to facilitate the clinical development process.


Mission: Parexel’s mission is to combine the strength of our expertise, experience and innovation to advance the worldwide success of the bio/pharmaceutical and medical device industries in preventing and curing disease.


Find Us
+44 1895 238000
The Quays
101-105 Oxford Road
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