Reporting Accountant - Part Time
AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious diseases. But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca, we're proud to have a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energised and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.
AstraZeneca’s Group Financial Reporting function is continuing its transformation journey with the objective of delivering excellence in financial reporting and control. As this strategy continues to drive the effectiveness and performance of the business, to the benefit of millions of patients worldwide, best in class finance reporting and leadership becomes ever more important.
We are currently seeking a Reporting Accountant to join our Group Financial Reporting (GFR) team, responsible for the externally reported consolidated financial results of the AstraZeneca PLC group. This is an exceptional opportunity to gain experience and advance your career as part of a small but diverse external reporting team in a FTSE 100 company. This is part time, job share role, working Monday - Wednesday with the other employee working Wednesday - Friday
Your primary responsibilities will include:
Monitoring and managing the accuracy of the accounting records for AstraZeneca UK (the main UK subsidiary);
Reviewing the monthly reporting of results into the Group consolidation and review of a number of UK Balance sheet account reconciliations.
Preparation of interim and annual financial statements for the UK subsidiary;
Assist other UK subsidiaries with statutory accounts preparation;
Statutory audit co-ordination.
Support for internal tax and transfer pricing queries in relation to the UK financial statements;
Preparation of profit forecasts;
Supporting the Group Finance Transformation project team;
UK defined benefit pension accounting; and
Providing ad-hoc support to the business in relation to UK reporting.
Other responsibilities as a member of the Group Financial Reporting team will include:
Working on the Group Annual Report including preparing notes and other sections of the Annual Report and 20-F filing, including review of the accuracy and completeness of required XBRL filings;
Assisting with period refreshes of the Group Accounting Manual;
Co-ordination of the Group defined benefit pension scheme accounting; and Managing the Group inter-company close process
Key skills / experience
ACA or equivalent qualification with proven post qualification experience;
Knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP requirements;
UK Statutory Financial Statement reporting;
Be able to demonstrate strong technical and analytical accounting skills,
Problem solving skills
Experience of financial controls; and
External auditor liaison.
Desirable skills / experience
SAP experience; and
Experience of working with outsourced providers
AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.