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Manager, Financial Operations

Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
Start date
10 Jun 2024
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

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

Job Details


Simbec-Orion is a responsive and agile full-service CRO, with wide therapeutic experience and specialist expertise in clinical pharmacology, oncology and rare diseases. Perfectly structured, we provide full-service clinical development solutions for small and mid-size drug developers - headed up by a centralised leadership team.

With a focus on tailormade and scalable solutions, we’ll adapt our delivery style, communications and operations to suit the demands of the project, helping clients achieve their clinical and commercial objectives. Because our goal is the same as theirs; to improve patients’ lives.


We are seeking a Manager, Financial Operations to join our Group Finance Department. In this role, you will report to the Group Financial Controller and play a crucial part in ensuring the timely and accurate processing of transactions in the finance system. You will work closely with the wider Group Finance Team, overseeing Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Payroll activities to ensure reliable service delivery. You will also uphold high standards in transaction processing and provide efficient and high-quality service to both internal and external stakeholders, with clear KPIs to monitor departmental performance.


  • Manage a team responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, and credit control.
  • Ensure the Vendor ledgers are well maintained, payments are correctly allocated, all paperwork is correct, there are no debit balances and payments are processed according to payment terms or as advised.
  • Manage the new vendor process and ensure new vendors are added to the system with appropriate qualification checks and controls.
  • Monitor approvals of Purchase Requisitions (PRs) and Purchase Invoices (PIs), identifying ways to improve overall compliance across the company.
  • Undertake regular reviews of PRs, Purchase Orders and approval workflows within Exflow.
  • Liaise with vendors to resolve queries and issues quickly and maintain good relations.
  • Produce payment plan proposals that meet the company's cash flow needs while ensuring that vendors are managed according to priority.
  • Support with Credit Control activities to minimise overdue balances.
  • Ensure that processes around sales invoicing are robust and invoices are issued promptly.
  • Support the month-end close process with all appropriate reconciliations, supporting documentation, reports, etc.
  • Ensure all statutory requirements are fulfilled in all countries where we have a payroll.
  • Work closely with HR to ensure all payroll obligations are met, and all payments are made accurately and on time.
  • Work closely with other teams within Group Finance to identify opportunities for process improvements and minimise risk.
  • Assist the contracts team in reviewing relevant supplier and client contract clauses.
  • Support the annual Financial Audit process as the primary contact for the Vendor Ledger, Sales Ledger and Payroll data.


  • Experience in multi-country/multi-entity/multi-currency finance environment
  • Previous exposure to payroll with foreign countries as well as the UK
  • Prior experience of accounts payable
  • Sound systems knowledge
  • Strong interpersonal skills, used to negotiation and/or managing difficult situations
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Excellent Excel skills, ability to work efficiently with data using formulas and pivot tables
  • Previous Line management experience

  • Qualified Accountant - ACA, ACCA or CIMA
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics 365 or other similar system (e.g. NetSuite, JDE, etc.)


Simbec-Orion is growing fast. To keep up with demand, we’re looking for the best people, from all areas of clinical development, to join our team.

We’re dedicated to bringing the latest advances in science to market. Exposure to truly innovative new drugs in patient populations with serious unmet medical needs is what drives our company - and your reason to be a part of it.

With experts from all disciplines under the same roof, you’ll work alongside some of the industry’s best. So if you’d like to further your career within challenging therapeutic areas in rare disease, oncology, or at our clinical pharmacology site, or laboratory services. We’re waiting to hear from you.


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