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A world leading scientific business solutions company, headquartered in San Diego, USA with European headquarters in Cambridge, UK, this is a newly created role that would suit you as a newly qualified accountant looking to develop your career in a commercial environment in a global company expanding through acquisitions.
As a key member of our European finance team your primary role will be to assist with the financial and management accounting of our two legal entities operating in Sweden. This will involve facilitating all annual audit and statutory reporting requirements, as well as filing tax returns and managing the month end close process, balance sheet reconciliation and reporting.
It’s very much a hands on role, where you will develop a deeper understanding of all aspects of the finance function assisting with team tasks, particularly around month/year end. And there may also be the opportunity to work on global finance projects.
With finance experience gained in a commercial environment, you should have a sound knowledge of IRFX/US GAAP and some knowledge of business software models. You also need to be familiar with MS Office (particularly Excel) and finance systems – Accelrys finance uses: Oracle Financials and Cognos. As you will be working in a small European team that’s part of a global organisation, it would be useful if you’ve worked in an overseas subsidiary – especially as you may have to overlap hours with our US head office. If you have some knowledge of Swedish or French and experience of Swedish GAAP that would be better still.
On a personal level, you need to be credible and personable and be a confident communicator to be able to provide the Senior Finance Director and Swedish based management team with financial data and report analysis as required. You need to have a logical approach and good attention to detail, we expect you to be a strong team player, though able to work independently, self-motivated and keen to learn new skills and take on more responsibility as the organisation grows.
Meet our criteria and we won’t disappoint you. Through innovation, we’re strengthening our position as the leading provider of scientific business solutions that accelerate discovery and development research and transform clients’ use of data.
Accelrys operate across life sciences, chemical and materials R&D. We enable our customers to both accelerate their research process to more rapidly discover new therapeutics, materials and compounds; and to introduce new efficiencies into the process that drive lower costs.
Our customers comprise most of the world’s leading companies including:
- 29 of the top 30 Pharma/Biotech companies
- 4 of the top 5 Chemicals companies
- 5 of the top 5 Aerospace companies
To apply for the role of Accountant please and for further information on Accelrys please visit our website via the apply button below.