• RTR Senior General Ledger Accountant

    Location UK-Watford
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  • Overview

    About Bio-Rad


    Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 8,250 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.


    Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results


    Your new position


    This role is responsible for ensuring General Ledger transactions within the EMEA Finance Shared Services Center (FSSC) are captured and reported accurately and timely in the company’s financial statements in accordance to US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles


    Key Responsibilities


    Maintains ledger accounts entities that are covered by the EMEA Finance Shared Services Center (FSSC) – including:

    • Timely and accurate monthly balance sheet account reconciliations as per template used by the EMEA FSSC
    • Prepares journal entries to general ledger
    • Analyzes and verifies internal consistency, completeness, and arithmetic accuracy of accounting documents
    • Analyzes and researches and corrects issues related to accounting
    • Communicates issues with errors, procedure violations and discrepancies with all levels of management
    • Coordinates the activities of junior accountants

    Month-end closing activities including:

    • Responsible for submitting monthly reporting to Corporate (M’s and Q’s) as per Bio-Rad policies and procedures
    • Updates and maintains month-end/quarter-end/year-end closing schedules
    • Performs balance sheet and income statement account analyses - processes accruals during month-end close
    • Assists in preparation of QVRs
    • Responsible for responding to any questionnaires from corporate
    • Coordinates the activities of junior accountants
    • Works on unique and critical projects and problems including:
    • Coordinates special projects and requests involving general accounting systems

    Internal controls including:

    • Performs internal control reviews for assigned control objectives required by section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley
    • Coordinates internal and external audit requests – before, during and after – as well as the completion of audit- required analyses.
    • Answers auditing questions and resolves auditing issues.
    • Ensures compliance with applicable Corporate Policies and Procedures

    How you will succeed

    • Finance SSC Experience in large multinational company with a high volume, performance driven environment
    • Experience and in depth knowledge in SAP
    • Strong knowledge of internal controls and US GAAP accounting required
    • 8 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills for interacting with individual team contributors, business partners, and senior management
    • Strong analytical and problem solving background
    • Experience in process and project management skills
    • Experience in process redesign and/or efficiency
    • Innovative and able to think both analytically and conceptually
    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required
    • A relevant qualification or accreditation with a professional body
    • Experience identifying and investigating discrepancies in accounting records
    • General ledger accounting experience including accountant analyses and expense analysis


    • Competitive Salary
    • 25 days holiday including extra day for Birthdays
    • Onsite parking available with immediate access to Watford Train Station
    • As a permanent member of the team we offer Pension matched up to 8%, BUPA cover extending to family, Life Insurance & Childcare Vouchers.

    Next Steps

    If you are interested in this role, click ‘Apply’ with an updated CV. If this role isn’t right for you then please ‘Refer a Friend’ as part of our Employee Referral Program


    *Bio-Rad does not accept agency CVs, unless the agency has been authorised by a Bio-Rad Recruitment Specialist. We have a zero tolerance policy therefore we will not pay for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.


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