Financial Accountant

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United Kingdom
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This is a full-time, permanent position

Founded in 2006, MRN is an innovative, market-leading, global provider of community-based trials and site nurse support solutions for the clinical trials industry.

About the role…

The Financial Accountant will be heavily involved in day-to-day running of the multiple global entity accounts and ensuring compliance with IFRS and local GAAP requirements. This is a broad role with a mix of traditional reporting responsibilities, tax and assisting with projects to build the finance infrastructure for the next phase of its growth plans.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Preparing month-end reporting activities including balance sheet reconciliation and analysis
  • Assisting with the preparation of year-end account, activities and statutory accounts including global tax and AFS/IFRS preparation
  • Assisting the Financial Controller with the yearend audit process and relationship with external auditors.
  • Designing, implementing and maintaining financial global controls and risk environment by ensuring policies and procedures are being compliant across the company.
  • Management of the accounting system, Chart of Accounts and cost centre structure
  • Assisting on ad-hoc financial projects plus involvement of group projects to manage financial impact of group-wide projects. IFRS conversion and ERP system replacement are planned for 2022 along with an expansion into new countries.
  • Managing the headcount and bonus calculations for financial reporting
  • Assisting the Financial Controller on the management of global tax and transfer pricing

Skills, Experience, and Qualifications…

We are looking for talented individuals who thrive in a very busy environment. Highly analytically minded with a good attention to detail.

It is Essential you have the following:

  • Be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA) with recent and relevant PQE experience
  • Excellent technical accounting knowledge (IFRS, FRS101 FRS102, UKGAAP, VAT / TAX)
  • Experience of ensuring financial control (Process, People, System) and helping the company drive its performance targets
  • Demonstrate success in delivering accurate and timely outputs
  • Experience working in multi-country and currency environment
  • Proven track record of working with group and stand-alone companies as well as control environments
  • Strong excel skills including pivots and formulas to enable manipulation of data
  • Previous experience in IFRS conversion, system change projects, M&A activity is an advance.
  • Previous industry experience, Pharmaceuticals, clinical trials, life science is preferred but not a prerequisite

Where: Milton Keynes (Hybrid working options available)

Contract type: This is a full-time, permanent position

MRN are proud to be an equal opportunity employer

We are an equal opportunity employer who values diversity. Our aim is to work simultaneously to promote a more inclusive and safer environment for everyone, which attracts all candidates and portrays our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity.

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Should you apply for a job opportunity at the MRN, we wish to inform you that it is our intention to retain the personal data provided by you for up to 2 years from the date it is received, at which point you will be asked to provide new consent. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our processes and how your personal data will be stored, please contact us for further reassurance.

DBS Disclosure

DBS Disclosure may be requested in the event of being offered the position.  Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of the offence(s).