Senior Technical Accountant

United Kingdom, Manchester

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. 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. Responsible for tax compliance (with support from an external provider) and implementing and maintaining tax / transfer pricing strategy locally under guidance from the group tax team.

Statutory accounting and compliance, including IFRS to local GAAP reconciliations.

Business Case support. Assist with corporate projects (eg  RDEC/grants/simplification/pension matters/dividend repatriation).

Perform other duties as assigned. Includes but limited to: cash flow forecasting, insurance renewals, banking approvals, internal controls execution.

Liaison with external providers, including external auditors, banks, and tax authorities.

What we need you to have:

Graduate or equivalent professional qualification.

Preferred area of study:  Business Studies/Accountancy.

Minimum 5 years accounting with some tax experience (preferably related to Belgium and / or France).

Fully Qualified ACA or ACCA, or equivalent tax qualification.

Financial accounting including IFRS / SAP / HFM, tax accounting, knowledge of European (ideally French / Belgian) tax legislation.

Business level Dutch or German language would be beneficial.

Experience with SAP and HFM preferable.

Self-motivated, innovative and open to learning other functions and participating in projects.

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.  

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: R38013