• Senior Accountant

    Location CZ-Prague
    Requisition ID
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  • Overview

    Do you want to join a global leader company in the life science and clinical diagnostics industry that gives you different opportunities and helps people live longer, healthier lives ?
    At Bio-Rad we are a global team of innovators, leaders, creators, builders, and problem solvers. We develop state-of-the-art instruments and reagents for life science research laboratories and healthcare facilities all over the world. Our main focus is centered firmly on the success of our customers, and we consider their goals our goals. Together we are helping people everywhere live longer, healthier lives.
    "Simply put, Bio-Rad’s Mission is to advance discovery and improve lives”— Norman Schwartz, President and CEO.
    Since Bio-Rad's beginning more than 60 years ago in Berkeley, California, we have grown into a leader in the life science and clinical diagnostics industries, with a customer base spanning more than 150 countries. Today, Bio-Rad has grown to more than 8,250 employees, 150,000 customers, and over 10,000 products. We are a business of progress. We are a business of ideas. We are a business of discovery. 


    Job Responsibilities


    Responsibility for financial accounting aspects, supporting achieving strategic and business goals of Bio-Rad CZE
    Company. Complying with internal and general account regulations and methods. Responsibility for accounting
    records integrity and controls & reporting to both internal/external institutions: tax office, statistical office, banks.
    Cooperation with internal & Group structures, systems & projects implementations.


    ·         Control over bookkeeping to ensure accounting correctness of entries, carrying out specific accounting entries, participation in financial & compliance procedures preparation and implementation;

    ·         Perform relevant accounting controls, to ensure accounting correctness, be vigilant on the appropriateness of expenses and transactions, provide info about accounting law changes;

    ·         To ensure accuracy and timeliness of accounting and related financial reporting; overview on company cash liquidity;

    ·         Review the correctness of accounting of revenue/cost invoices, costs allocations; accounting for imports, related reporting, IC reconciliations, business unit allocations;

    ·         Control over correctness of issued invoices, credit notes, VAT rates,

    ·         Control over bookkeeping of Fixed Assets, lease & reagent rental related bookings, bank cash transfers, in- & out-going payment introduction and verification;

    ·         Preparation of payment orders and processing of bank statements; bank reconciliations

    ·         Credit control limits,

    ·         Control over outputs from external payroll company (monthly calculation of salaries, payment file and GL file), obtaining approval for payment from HR manager; communication with external payroll company; collection and provision of supporting documents to external payroll company if necessary.

    ·         SAP technical correctness control, account mapping & coding; system reporting optimizations;

    ·         Preparation of monthly and annual statutory reconciliations in line with internal direction

    ·         Participate in annual FS and Report on relation preparation, communication with external auditor and preparation of supporting documentation for statutory or internal audit

    ·         CIT advances, CIT return and supporting documentation preparation, communication with Finance authority and external tax advisors

    ·         Preparation and monthly submission of VAT return; VAT register correctness verification, communication with Finance authority and tax advisor

    ·         Preparation of special internal reports for BioRad group – as requested (mainly statutory reconciliation form, monthly hedging with estimated IC payments and IC purchases; other ad hoc reports)

    ·         Cooperate with superiors & business persons,

    ·         Participation in project implementations

    ·         Cooperation with external institutions, other duties delegated by Line Manager.


    Required skills:

    §  MS Office (Excel; Word; Power Point)

    §  Advanced Excel knowledge - ability to produce various reports  based on defined requirements, processing and work with a large volume of data

    • Fluency in English;
    • Very good working knowledge of financial and preferably also management accounting areas,
    • Practical knowledge within the controlling, compliance, tax, external institution reporting;
    • Solid knowledge of accounting systems, but – mostly importantly – ability to learn and work with new systems and applications; knowledge of SAP B1 or SAP is an advantage
    • Precision and accuracy, analytical/logical & strategic thinking;
    • Operative, able to work under stress, ability in time management & priorities setting
    • Effective and proactive

    BA/BS (4 year)

    Economic education (accounting)



    §  6 to 7 years’ experience within an accounting department

    §  ERP system knowledge, preferably SAP, Hyperion

    §  Office tools (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint)


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