Senior Financial and Tax Accountant

United Kingdom, Manchester

Senior Financial and Tax Accountant

Today Lonza is a global leader in life sciences. We are more than 15,000 employees in more than 100 locations around the world. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

We are looking for a Senior Financial and Tax Accountant to join our Finance function based at our Shared Service Centre in Manchester, UK. The successful candidate will provide support to the Head of Technical Accounting primarily on the preparation of the statutory accounts, local legal requirements and tax compliance for Lonza entities across EMEA.

Key responsibilities:

  • Tax Compliance. Assist with tax compliance and strategy, liaising with the group tax team.
  • Statutory accounting and compliance, including IFRS to local GAAP reconciliations.
  • Accountable for the quality of the monthly IFRS ledger and local ledger data.
  • Business support for the controlling teams. Assist with corporate projects (eg  RDEC / grants / simplification / pension matters / dividend repatriation).
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Includes but limited to: insurance renewals, banking approvals, internal controls execution.
  • Liaison with external providers, including external auditors, banks, and tax authorities.

Key requirements:

  • Fully Qualified ACA or ACCA, or equivalent tax qualification.
  • Strong accounting experience with some prior tax experience.
  • Business level French essential, other European languages in addition would also be beneficial.
  • Graduate, and A level mathematics preferred but not essential.
  • Preferred area of study:  Business Studies / Accountancy 
  • Financial accounting including IFRS / SAP / HFM, some knowledge of UK and/or European tax legislation.
  • Experience with SAP and HFM preferable.
  • Self-motivated, innovative and open to learning other functions and participating in projects.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Reference: R26827